The PBA has approved the proposal to allow Asian cagers to play for the local teams as imports in the 2015 Governors' Cup.
The decision was made final after a unanimous agreement in the PBA Board of Governors' meeting on Thursday, according to the league's official website.
"This is clearly experimental on the part of the PBA, with the end in view of maximizing the marketing value of the PBA, not just within the country, but within the region," said PBA commissioner Chito Salud.
The Asian players will serve as second imports for the 12 teams competing in the last conference of the season. Tapping their services is optional....
Paul Lee missed Rain or Shine's last game against Blackwater due to a hyperextended knee, but came back with a vengeance on Wednesday against Kia Sorento.
The guard said he is still not 100 percent after the injury he sustained in the opening game against San Miguel, but he did not look bothered at all as he exploded for 22 points in 15 minutes of play against hapless expansion team Kia.
"S'yempre conscious ako e. Lagi kong binabantayan. Every move ko mine-make sure ko na hindi maii-straight talaga 'yung leg ko," Lee said of his knee....
The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters welcomed the return of star Paul Lee from injury with a 29-point rout of expansion team Kia, 117-88, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Lee scored 22 points and grabbed four rebounds while Beau Belga added 16 as Rain or Shine picked up a second straight win.
Seven Rain or Shine players finished in double figures in the high-scoring game with TY Tang adding 15 while three players – Jeric Teng, Jervy Cruz and rookie Jericho Cruz – chipped in with 12 apiece. Jonathan Uyloan also added 10 points....
The Elasto Painters (1-1) came from behind to dispatch the Blackwater Elite, 82-75, last Friday and Rain or Shine needs to be in its deadly form to avoid another near-upset from an expansion squad in Kia.
The Sorento (1-1) is hoping to erase the memory of its humiliating loss to Ginebra to return to the win column. ...
‘He deserves it’: Yeng Guiao happy to see Jonathan Uyloan’s rise as key contributor for Rain or Shine
With backcourt star Paul Lee suffering an injury in their season opener, Uyloan has been granted plenty of minutes and he’s made the most of them, averaging 6.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 23.5 minutes per contest.
“Jonathan deserves the time he’s getting. Last conference, the offseason, nagpakita naman siya na kaya niya,” Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao told InterAksyon.com in an interview....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||2||1||0.667|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||8||0.467||3rd|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||18||8||0.692||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||4th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||9||7||0.562||5th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||15||12||0.556||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||14||7||0.667||Champions|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||3||6||0.333||8th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||14||9||0.609||4th|