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thugpinoy
08-07-2007, 10:27 PM
Please post here some latest news about PBA.. player movements, and some rumors or gossips.. :p

zupermann
08-08-2007, 03:06 AM
Eala just resigned!

Dinamita
08-10-2007, 08:12 PM
TELAN to COCA COLA TIGERS?

AIR 21 4 picks in the first round? wow...

borj_joss
08-11-2007, 04:25 AM
is this confirmed bro? what about rumors regarding san miguel trading dorian pena...


TELAN to COCA COLA TIGERS?

AIR 21 4 picks in the first round? wow...

bolabasket
08-15-2007, 06:57 AM
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x287/GearX_2007/telan.gif

RayV
08-15-2007, 04:05 PM
Uh oh... now Air21 really needs to draft a big man... well, at least they got the 4th pick of Coke so they can decide which big man they're gonna pick but basing on their chances, they could probably get their hands on only either Bono or Quinahan...

thugpinoy
08-15-2007, 09:12 PM
Uh oh... now Air21 really needs to draft a big man... well, at least they got the 4th pick of Coke so they can decide which big man they're gonna pick but basing on their chances, they could probably get their hands on only either Bono or Quinahan...

Maybe they will sign One Big Man from the Free Agent list?!?!?

RayV
08-15-2007, 09:27 PM
^Is there any big man worth getting from the free agents list? A big man who is at least MORE useful than Ryan Bernardo? :D

thugpinoy
08-15-2007, 09:49 PM
^Is there any big man worth getting from the free agents list? A big man who is at least MORE useful than Ryan Bernardo? :D


They've traded Mark Telan for 2009's First Round Draft, when they badly needed a Big Guy in the middle? they are probably thinking by that time comes, some talented young prospects are available, like Japeth Aguilar or that 6'11 Slaughter. or they are giving some space in their salary caps, signing a big contract on a expensive player

warren99
08-16-2007, 12:05 AM
Rafi Reavis missing in action :eek:
Peoples Journal/Malaya
Brgy. Ginebra’s title-retention bid in the PBA Philippine Cup appears to have suffered another major blow.
Woes are piling up,but this doesn’t mean the crowd favorite would just lie down and die and forget its title-retention bid in the PBA Philippine Cup.
So said Kings coach Jong Uichico,who vowed his team will continue fighting until the end despite their manpower problems.
Already given up on the fate of forward Rudy Hatfield,the Gin Kings might lose another key frontline player in Rafi Reavis,who according to a reliable source, has not made known his whereabouts.
The lean but athletic 6-7 forward,a vital cog in Ginebra’s title romp last season,has not been heard from SMC management or even his manager two months before the 2007-2008 season kicks off on Oct. 14.
“Mukhang nag-alsa balutan na,(missing in action),” said the source, who requested anonymity. “He hasn’t told anyone close to him, including his manager, where he is and hasn’t informed SMC management of his present location and his plans on his career.”
The uncertainty of Reavis’s situation further added to the woes of Ginebra coach,who appears to have conceded the possibility that Hatfield will never return to play after getting married early this month.His status is certain he attended to a pressing personal problem concerning his fiancée.– he won’t return to play unless his problem is solved –Reavis has left Ginebra clueless. He went to the U.S. to undergo a shoulder operation.
“He went to the United States to undergo operation on his shoulder,I know okay na shoulder niya and he has undergone rehab.I also realize he needs more time to strengthen his shoulders. But there’s no definitive word whether he’ll be back,"said Uichico. “And I think he’s doing something also for his mother that’s why he left the country.” He spoke to Reavis days before the Philippine team left for Tokushima, Japan.
The Ginebra mentor,confirmed that Hatfield may no longer be able to join the team.
“Unless he can fix his personal problems,I don’t think he’s coming back to play,” said Uichico. “As for Rafi, kung sakali namang hindi siya bumalik, hindi naman kami ang mawawalan ng contract eh kundi siya.
”To try and overcome his manpower problems, Uichico has started whipping up practices since last week while sorting out what to do with Egay Echavez and Jec Chia, whose contracts expired last month.
"Ganyan naman ang Ginebra talaga. Habang dumadami ang problema lalong tumatapang, lalong lumalaban," he said.
SMB share of bad luck, too. Dorian Peña will be out for six months to repair a swollen tendon. His temporary absence will create a huge hole in the middle for the Beermen.
With Peña out, SMB will most likely exercise its option of choosing a big man in the coming draft, and pass up on the chance of grabbing high-flying forward JC Intal.
The Beermen who are expected to be coached by Chot Reyes for the coming season.

warren99
08-16-2007, 12:35 AM
Will PBA salary be good enough for Joe?:D :D
Malaya
BY NOLI CORTEZ
HE HAS been given the green light to join the PBA Rookie Draft this Sunday and Joe De Vance has shown he has the skills and talent to make it big in the league.
But there’s this nagging question about the 6-foot-7 Fil-Am.
"Will he play? And for how long?" asked a PBA coach. "Mahirap kasing mag-gamble sa kanya dahil baka bigla na lang siyang umalis."
It is widely-known that De Vance dabbled as a real estate agent after leaving University of Texas and while sorting out his papers for the draft. Reportedly, he has been relatively good at it, making anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000 a month.
Those earnings, translated into pesos, far surpass the usual PBA pay scale for rookies of between P50,000 to P150,000 a month.
"Nariyan siguro ang passion niya sa basketball, main reason why almost two years niyang tri-nabaho ang citizenship papers niya," said the coach.
"Pero there’s this doubt, lalo na kapag hindi naging katulad nang inaasahan niya ang magiging PBA career niya."
De Vance, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 12, 1982, submitted his papers to the pro league last Aug. 5, making him eligible for the draft along with 46 others.
He is considered by most of the league’s tacticians as among the top prospects, a belief he enhanced with a show of shooting skills from all angles in the Rookie Camp at the Moro Lorenzo Gym.
"So far De Vance has impressed me a lot," said Talk N Text coach Derick Pumaren. "But of course I am not hoping na aabot pa kami para makuha siya. By the time we get our turn, nakuha na siguro siya."
Mike Holper was also set to sign a two-year contract extension with Ginebra yesterday.

RayV
08-16-2007, 10:44 PM
They've traded Mark Telan for 2009's First Round Draft, when they badly needed a Big Guy in the middle? they are probably thinking by that time comes, some talented young prospects are available, like Japeth Aguilar or that 6'11 Slaughter. or they are giving some space in their salary caps, signing a big contract on a expensive player

2009?? I hope this would do them good... hmm, big men? who would be available by then? Jervy Cruz? Edwin Asoro? Rico Maierhoffer? or yeah, even Greg Slaughter?

They're gonna be minced meat inside this year... especially in rebounds since they were leading in PBA in terms of offensive rebounding...Well, I still don't know what Air21's gonna pick for 5th... I know what they're really looking for: a backup point guard, a quality big man to replace Telan and another athletic guard/forward... preferrably young ones (probably the main reason they traded Telan who is already 31 years old, I mean if Arboleda wasn't a part of Lito Alvarez' family he'd already be traded because of his age) :D

Homer Se now would probably be their starting center this conference unless they get a really good big man in the draft and Ranidel at PF...

bolabasket
08-17-2007, 05:09 AM
The changing face of the Alaska Aces
By Reuel Vidal


THE Alaska Aces have an American owner. They have an American coach. Their general manager is a mestizo and most of their players are Fil-Ams. As far as the Philippine Basketball Association is concerned, the Aces have always been known as the team for the elite and not for the masses.

But after the release of Fil-Ams John Arigo, Ali Peek and Don Allado and the entry of popular local players like Willie Miller, John Ferriols, Reynel Hugnatan and others, the Aces have undergone a radical, but perhaps not entirely intended change.

The Aces now have a team that actually appeals to the masa.

“Ang mga dating players ng Alaska hindi maka masa,” said Miller. “Pero ngayon, pagdating ko, ni Rency [Bajar], ni John [Ferriols], at iba pa, marami na kaming mga ‘kanto boys.’ Wala nga kaming ginawa kundi maglokohan, mag-biruan.”

Miller said even coach Tim Cone admits the chemistry of the team improved with the new arrivals.

“Sabi nga ni coach [Tim], pagdating namin nila John, mas lalong naging strong ’yung bonding ng team,” said Miller. “Parating nagtatawanan sa labas. Kasi sanay kami sa kulitan. ’Yun nga lang, minsan pagdating sa dugout, nagkukulitan pa rin.”

Miller’s fans are mostly children and common folk and his wife Cate attests to this affinity.

“Even sa Olongapo, lahat ng tao kilala si Willie talaga,” said Cate. “Ang tawag niya sa mga kaibigan niya ‘kosa.’ Niloloko ko nga: ‘Bakit? Nakulong ka ba?’ Hindi siya tumatawag halimbawa sa mga waiters ng ‘waiter.’ Wala. Basta ang tawag niya sa lahat ‘kosa’ o kaya ‘pare.’”

Cate said Miller would never ignore anybody and talks to everybody. “Lahat kinakausap niya. Nagtitinda ng buko. Nagtitinda ng maruya. Binabati niya at kinakausap niya lahat.”

The fans of Miller and the new Alaska players have undoubtedly added to the old fans of the Fil-Ams already with the team.

“Yun ang nai-add ko sa kanila,” said Miller. “Dagdag ng mga kurimaw na mga fans. Pero hindi lang naman sa akin. Kasi nandiyan din si John [Ferriols]. Madaming fans na hatak. Maraming gays, maraming girls. Syempre si John, ‘papa’ ’yan. Tapos nakasama pa namin si Rency [Bajar], si Eddie [Laure], si Reynel [Hugnatan], na mga sikat na players sa MBA.”

And because they were so successful, Miller, like the Alaska fans, would like the team to stay together and win more championships.

“Galing na kami sa championship kaya mahirap maghiwalay pa,” said Miller. “Mas maganda kung kaya i-maintain ’yung team para i-prove sa iba na kaya pa rin mag-champion.”

There’s a saying it’s difficult to win a championship but it’s more difficult to repeat. Keeping the team intact will go a long way toward repeating as champions.

“Mas mahirap umulit,” said Miller. “Kaya mas maganda kung ’yung pareho pa rin ang lineup n’yo. Mas may chance na kayo. Kasi mas gamay n’yo na ’yung isa’t isa. Alam ko na ’yung sistema ni coach Tim. Tapos may tiwala sa akin si coach. ’Yun ang maganda.”

Everybody in the team would like to return, even aging veteran Dale Singson who came back from retirement to win his first PBA crown in his fourth PBA team—the Alaska Aces.

“Unang una, talagang malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa Itaas dahil ibinalik N’ya ko sa PBA,” said Singson. “Nakatikim din ako ng championship. Thankful din ako sa Alaska na kumuha sa akin. Ito ’yung una kong championship sa PBA. Last time mag champion ako sa UAAP pa with UST. Matagal ko na din hinintay ito.”

Without Singson, there would not have been a championship. He hit a crucial triple in the finals, which sent a lost game into overtime. The Aces won that game and eventually the title.

Almost a decade ago, Singson was the starting point guard of the Shell Turbo Chargers. After the team disbanded, he saw his minutes diminish with each PBA stop with San Miguel Beer, Coca-Cola and finally Alaska.

“Noong una, parating nag-aalala ako kung ano ang magiging role ko,” said Singson. “Kaya ’yun, hindi pa sanay. Gusto mo lagi maglaro. Pero natanggap ko nang ganoon lang ’yung role ko. Happy na nga ako dahil minsan nagagamit ako, kahit konti lang.”

Singson played out a contract, which expired last July 31. He isn’t sure if he will come back. He’s praying for the best, but is also prepared for the worst.

“Thirty-one na ako,” said Singson. “Hindi ko alam kung i-re-renew nila ako. Pero tanggap ko na kung ano ang mangyayari. Si Lord na ang bahala kung gusto pa Niya ako mag-stay sa PBA. Kung ano ang ibigay ni Lord, ’yun na lang. Kung bigyan ulit ako ng pagkakataon, okay lang. Kung hindi, okay lang, din.”

Miller and Singson. A Most Valuable Player and a benchwarmer. Both with expired contracts. But both willing and eager to come back and sign up with the team.

And why wouldn’t the Aces sign them up again? After all, they’re part of the new face of the Alaska Aces.

RayV
08-17-2007, 05:53 PM
^They will still be with Alaska IMO, although Singson might get relegated to the injured reserves list with Alaska Aces getting two lottery picks and probably give more playing time to Aaron Aban... :)

bolabasket
08-21-2007, 03:17 AM
Welcoat taps Belasco; TnT gets Aljamal
By Nelson Beltran
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Welcoat continued its team rebuilding, hoping to turn its fortunes around in its second season in the pro league as it recruited reliable veteran forward Nic Belasco from Alaska Milk after picking Joe Devance and Ryan Arana from the Rookie Draft Sunday.

The Dragons, tail-enders on both the All-Filipino and Reinforced conferences last campaign, acquired the signing rights on Belasco in exchange for sophomore center-forward Junjun Cabatu. Belasco is a restricted free agent with his previous playing contract with Alaska expiring at the end of the 2006-07 season.

Meanwhile, Yousif Aljamal is headed for Talk n Text since the Piltel franchise and Air21, even before the draft, agreed on a trade deal involving the services of the San Beda do-it-all star.

Air21 selected Aljamal at No. 8 overall in Sunday’s draft. Talk n Text didn’t have a chance to tab the 6-foot-3 forward since the Phone Pals had given up their 2007 first round pick on a previous trade transaction.

Talk n Text team manager Frankie Lim, in a text message to The STAR, said they’re still working on what to offer in exchange for their acquisition of Aljamal.

Air21 coach Bo Perasol said the team is likely to keep their three other draftees in JC Intal, Doug Kramer and Marvin Cruz.

The three and another rookie hopeful RJ Masbang join the Express as they start their training today at the Xavier Gym in San Juan.

“With the entry of Intal, Kramer and Cruz, we now have nine players in our lineup. (Injured player) Gary David is our 10th man. We’ll look for two other players from the free agent pool,” said Perasol.

Draft aspirants not picked Sunday automatically joined the free agent pool. Among noted players not drafted were guards Khiel Misa, Reed Juntilla and Wynsjohn Te.

Over at Welcoat, more trades may happen in the next few days with the team looking forward to build a competitive lineup for the coming 33rd PBA season.

“For sure, we will improve with the addition of Devance. We’ll be more competitive than last season. But we may be hard-pressed for a championship,” said coach Leo Austria.

Welcoat co-owners Raymund Yu and Terry Que were upbeat in the composition of the team after getting Devance and Arana from the draft.

“Everybody was looking at Devance. But they seemed to overlook Arana. The guy’s a winner,” said Yu of the former La Salle mainstay.

Meanwhile, the PBA Commissioner’s Office has scheduled a pre-season tourney, also featuring a visiting team from South Korea, next month.

Alaska Milk is the defending champion in the pre-season tourney, serving as the appetizer to the coming season which opens Oct. 14 at the Araneta Coliseum.

bolabasket
08-29-2007, 02:57 AM
PUREFOODS NOT DONE WITH RETOOLING
Giants pursuing Cablay, looking at Crisano
Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Purefoods is in hot pursuit of Brandon Cablay and is also looking at the possibility of enlisting banned player Alex Crisano as team management is determined to strengthen its lineup for a solid shot at another crown in the coming PBA season.

The Purefoods management has had exploratory talks with its Red Bull counterpart with regards to a possible trade deal involving Cablay.

Chances are Cablay would also take the route gone through by Rommel Adducul – from San Miguel Beer to Red Bull then to Purefoods.

"If the offer is good, why not?" said Red Bull top official Tony Chua, who is also the current PBA Board chairman.

Red Bull gained the services of Cablay and Kiko Adriano from San Miguel Beer a few weeks back in exchange for Larry Fonacier.

Cablay may well land at Purefoods without playing a single game with Red Bull like what happened to Adducul during the recent Fiesta Conference.

Crisano may also join the Giants, but that’s if he’s able secure needed documents to affirm his citizenship.

The 6-foot-6 behemoth, among those declared "Fil-shams" in 2004, is currently practicing with the Giants, hoping to gain re-entry in the local pro league in the coming 2007-08 campaign.

Asi Taulava, Mick Pennisi and Eric Menk are among Fil-Ams who have sorted out their citizenship problems and have since returned to action in the league.

Meanwhile, Air21 is another team looking to go to the negotiating table with Red Bull, keen on getting the services of vastly-improved slotman Carlo Sharma.

The Barakos, however, may well hold on to Sharma since it has given up Enrico Villanueva and Omanzie Rodriguez and just recently lost another vital cog in Rich Alvarez to injury.

Alvarez, the 2005 Rookie of the Year, has been declared out for the coming All-Filipino tourney due to an anterior cruciate ligament tear suffered in practice over the weekend.

If Red Bull has a surplus of players, it’s in the backcourt, after the team acquired Cablay and Kiko Adriano in exchange for Fonacier, then selecting Jojo Duncil in the recent Rookie Draft.

The team has other highly dependable backcourtmen in Topex Robinson, Celino Cruz, Junthy Valenzuela and Cyrus Baguio.

Chua, however, said their big men should step up on the exit of Alvarez.

Left to man the paint for the team are Sharma, Paolo Bugia, Mick Pennisi, Leo Najorda, Mike Hrabak, Don Camaso and new recruit Mark Andaya.

warren99
08-29-2007, 05:31 AM
alex crisano in purefoods :eek: ... bad choice... :rolleyes:

bolabasket
08-29-2007, 06:31 AM
alex crisano in purefoods :eek: ... bad choice... :rolleyes:
It's really Ethel Booba they're interested...it would be "tender juicy giant boobies"...hehhe:D

warren99
08-29-2007, 06:35 AM
It's really Ethel Booba they're interested...it would be "tender juicy giant boobies"...hehhe:D

he! :D he! :D he!:D :p

DaveMap2007
08-29-2007, 03:55 PM
alex crisano in purefoods :eek: ... bad choice... :rolleyes:

well look at the bright side he will bring flair in the game.....:)

warren99
08-30-2007, 01:56 AM
KOREANS JAZZ UP PBA PRE-SEASON

PBA ballclubs strut their stuff and size up the field with the staging of a short pre-season tournament which fires off Sept. 8 featuring All-Filipino champion Barangay Ginebra against Purefoods at the San Sebastian-Cavite gym.
The visiting KT&G team from Korea spices up the pre-season event, playing five tune-up games against five different PBA teams.
The Welcoat Dragons are the first team to test the Koreans’ mettle at 4 p.m. at The Arena in San Juan on Sept. 10.
Alaska Milk, is the second team to play the KT&G squad also at 4 p.m. in the same San Juan playing venue.
San Miguel Beer, Red Bull and Coca-Cola are the three other teams given the opportunity to tangle with the visiting squad.
The teams play one round-robin in each group after which the top squads from each bracket advance to the one-game final.
The tourney also affords the PBA teams to make their final assessments on their prospective lineup for the coming season. Official roster for the 33rd PBA season will be submitted to the Commissioner’s Office after the pre-season event.

Onizuka01
08-30-2007, 06:03 AM
Bulls open to Cablay deal with Purefoods

By NELSON BELTRAN

The Philippine Star



Brandon Cablay may take the same route Rommel Adducul took – from San Miguel Beer to Red Bull then to Purefoods.



Purefoods is interested in the services of the Fil-Am guard, and Red Bull top honcho Tony Chua said they’re open to trade deal if given a good offer.



“We’re waiting what they will offer in exchange for Brandon,” said Chua on the possibility of another trade deal with the San Miguel group.



Air21 is another team looking for a trade negotiation with Red Bull, interested in the services of center Carlo Sharma who showed tremendous improvement in his game last season.



The Photokina Marketing franchise, however, may well hold on to Sharma since it has given up Enrico Villanueva and Omanzie Rodriguez and lost Rich Alvarez to injury.



At Purefoods, Alex Crisano is trying out for a PBA comeback but the 6-foot-6 behemoth may not make it since he’s not yet completed his papers. He was among those declared “Fil-shams” a few years back.



Asi Taulava, Mick Pennisi, Eric Menk, Rudy Hatfield and Rafi Reavis are among Fil-Ams who managed to sort out their papers and have since gained re-entry in the local pro league.



At Welcoat, Rob Wainwright signed a P4-million, two-year contract.



Alvarez, the 2005 Rookie of the Year awardee, has been declared out for the coming All-Filipino tourney due to an anterior cruciate ligament tear suffered in practice over the weekend.



If Red Bull has a surplus of players, it’s in the backcourt position with the team acquiring Cablay and Kiko Adriano in exchange for Larry Fonacier then selecting Jojo Duncil in the recent rookie draft.



The team has other highly dependable backcourt men in Topex Robinson, Celino Cruz, Junthy Valenzuela and Cyrus Baguio.



Chua, however, said their big men should step up on the exit of Alvarez.



Left to man the paint for the team are Sharma, Paolo Bugia, Mick Pennisi, Leo Najorda, Mike Hrabak, Don Camaso and new recruit Macmac Andaya.

bolabasket
08-30-2007, 07:47 AM
Limpot retiring
Air21 sings up Intal, Kramer
By: Zean Macamay

IT took Jun Limpot 13 long years to win a PBA title. One season after that treasured moment, he may be forced to call it quits.

The player who was once called ‘The Jinx’ and ‘The Lord With No Rings’ has not yet received a formal offer from mother team Purefoods nearly one-and-a-half months after his contract expired, and has already prepared himself to make the hard decision to leave the league if no team wants him.

“Kung walang kukuha sa atin, then we have no other choice but to retire,” said Limpot, 35. “But as of now, I don’t want to entertain those thoughts muna. There are 10 teams in the PBA.”

Limpot’s contract with the Giants lapsed last July 15, and the former De La Salle ace said that re-signing with Purefoods is his priority. The Giants are currently in Bahrain competing in an invitational tournament.

The Surigao del Sur pride bared that there are ‘some teams’ willing to give him an offer but declined to disclose the details.

“Titingnan natin kung sino ang may magandang offer,” he said.

While Limpot wishes that Purefoods would be his last team before he retires, he has also come to realize that the Giants are in need of fresh, young and agile players suited for today’s brand of play.

And although gifted with a superb touch from medium range, Limpot unarguably lacks the speed to keep up with the others.

“We understand ‘yung needs ng team,” he said. “Kung anong player ang gusto nila. Ang sa akin lang, gusto ko pang maglaro ang siguro naman, malaki pa ang maitutulong natin sa team.”

Limpot was once considered as a franchise player after coming out fresh from college at La Salle, the school he guided to back-to-back UAAP championships in 1989 and 1990.

Sta. Lucia was the team that made him the top draft pick in 1993, and Limpot eventually won Rookie of the Year honors, narrowly beating Johnny Abarrientos.

But as years passed, frustrations piled up. He failed to steer the Realtors to a Finals stint despite signing a P28.7-million, 5-year contract in 1995, then the largest in the PBA.

When Sta. Lucia traded him to Ginebra for Marlou Aquino in 2000, the Realtors won their first title the year after (Governors’ Cup), leading many to believe that he was a ‘jinx.’

In 2004, the Gin Kings sent him to Purefoods for Andy Seigle. He finally won a title in the Philippine Cup of the 2005-2006 season, producing a big game of 9 points and 16 rebounds in the series-clinching Game Six against Red Bull.

Meantime, Air21 is hoping that it can end up with a better season following the acquisitions of JC Intal and Doug Kramer.

“Our nucleus, which is composed of Wynne Arboleda, Gary David, Arwind Santos, Ranidel de Ocampo, Nino Canaleta and Homer Se, is untouched and more mature this season. And with the entry of Intal and Kramer, we hope to do better,” said A21 team manager Lito Alvarez. “This team is capable of providing a different kind showtime.”

Alvarez signed the two former Blue Eagles to three-year deals, with Intal, who was chosen fourth overall, getting a deal close to P8 million. Kramer, who chosen as no. 5 overall, inked a P7-million pact.

Alvarez said they were not expecting to get the 6-3 Intal during the PBA Rookie Draft, along with Kramer, but their acquisition was a welcome development to the Bert Lina-owned franchise.

“We were surprised and we were lucky,” Alvarez said, surprised that someone of Intal’s caliber fell on the Express lap.

Intal and Kramer were teammates when the Ateneo Blue Eagles won the 2002 crown in the UAAP. Last year, the Eagles placed runner-up to the University of Santo Tomas Tigers.

Intal said that Air21’s style as a running team suits him just fine since he likes to run a lot. He added that playing alongside former FEU rival Arwind Santos and former UE Warrior Canaleta is something to look forward to.

“That’s my game. I am excited to play a lot of games with Air21,” remarked Intal.

Kramer said he hopes that he won’t play like a rookie when the season begins. He added that the experiences he gained in the UAAP and the PBL would bring out his mature side. “I hope to play like a veteran in the PBA,” said Kramer.

warren99
08-30-2007, 09:08 AM
PBA PRE-SEASON GAMES

GROUP A

COCA-COLA TIGERS
STA.LUCIA REALTORS
RED BULL BARAKOS
SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN
ALASKA ACES


GROUP B

BRGY.GINEBRA KINGS
TALK 'N TEXT PHONEPALS
WELCOAT DRAGONS
PUREFOODS TJ GIANTS
AIR21 EXPRESS

warren99
08-30-2007, 10:01 AM
PBA PRE-SEASON GAMES SCHEDULES

09-08-07
BRGY.GINEBRA KINGS vs. PUREFOODS TJ GIANTS
SSC-CAVITE GYM
09-09-07
SAN BEDA-ALABANG GYM
TALK 'N TEXT PHONEPALS vs. AIR21 EXPRESS
KT&G is a team in KOREAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE (KBL)
09-10-07
THE ARENA, SAN JUAN
4 pm KT&G vs. WELCOAT DRAGONS
09-11-07
THE ARENA, SAN JUAN
4 pm KT&G vs. ALASKA ACES
6 pm COCA-COLA TIGERS vs. STA.LUCIA REALTORS
09-12-07
THE ARENA, SAN JUAN
4 pm KT&G vs. SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN
6 pm BRGY.GINEBRA KINGS vs. TALK 'N TEXT PHONEPALS
09-13-07
THE ARENA, SAN JUAN
4 pm KT&G vs. RED BULL BARAKOS
09-13-07
PUP GYM
6 pm PUREFOODS TJ GIANTS vs. AIR21 EXPRESS
09-14-07
THE ARENA, SAN JUAN
4 pm KT&G vs. COCA-COLA TIGERS
6 pm WELCOAT DRAGONS vs. TALK 'N TEXT PHONEPALS
other schedules still being finalized.

Project_Olympics
08-30-2007, 05:47 PM
how strong is this KT&G team?

warren99
08-31-2007, 02:05 AM
Ginebra, has officially released center Andy Siegle.
The PBA office yesterday informed the rest of the teams about the release that will make the oft-injured Siegle free to sign directly with other teams outside of the San Miguel Corp. franchises.
If no other team will signify interest in signing up Siegle, he can deal directly with Ginebra’s two other sister teams Purefoods TJ Giants and San Miguel Beer.

bolabasket
08-31-2007, 11:18 AM
3 Gin Kings coming back
By Rey Joble, Journal Online
August 31, 2007

Former PBA Most Valuable Player Eric Menk is set to be back along with JJ Helterbrand after a vacation in the United States.

So is Raffi Reavis, who is set to return after a shoulder injury operation.

And Johnny Abarrientos has renewed ties with Ginebra for another year, making the league's most popular squad ready to defend its Philippine Cup crown beginning Oct.14.

"He was supposed to be here last week, but he failed to make it," Ginebra coach Jong Uichico said. "We still don't know why he failed to make the trip back home, but at least, he gave an advisory that he is set to return and we are preparing for it. Right now, strengthening na lang ang gagawin sa shoulder niya so he can play again."

"As for Eric, he is set to be here anytime and malamang sabay na sila ni JJ," added Uichico.

Menk injured his leg in the latter part of the 2006-2007 season outside of the basketball court, but he worked his way back in the closing stretch of the Fiesta Conference.

In fact, the 6-6 center even made it to the national team in Tokushima, Japan, but was never his usual self since incurring an injury.

His return, however, will be a big boost to the Gin Kings' title-retention drive. Menk appeared to have already fixed his personal problems.

"I don't think Eric will exchange career over personal matters at this moment. We're all professionals and I expect him to act like one," said Uichico. "Now, we're business as usual and we're waiting for everyone. Our system is that we at this team have no superstars and everybody will be given the chance."

bolabasket
08-31-2007, 11:28 AM
Eman Inks 2-Year Deal with SMB

Samigue Eman finally inked a two-year deal with San Miguel Tuesday.

Hector Calma, the Beermen's team manager, said that Eman, the No. 2 overall draft pick, signed a two-year deal with San Miguel, a team considered as a hot favorite to win the Philippine Cup that begins on Oct. 24.

Eman is expected to act as a back-up to Danny Ildefonso and Villanueva, but could find his playing time dwindle once the injured Dorian Peña returns to action in two months' time.

Calma refused to disclose the details of the deal. Many, however, consider Eman as a mere trade bait, particularly on JC Intal.

Intal, who on Tuesday also signed an P8 million three-year pact with the Express, is the player the Beermen desire to snatch as one coming off the bench for Dondon Hontiveros.

Chua revealed that he is contemplating on including members of the media in the panel that will select the league's permanent commissioner.

"I think it will be of great help to the PBA if we invite the media to play a key role in selecting the league's future commissioner," said Chua Wednesday.

The Red Bull team manager said that those being eyed are columnists and editors, and those covering the PBA beat. He said that at this point, at least two and a maximum of five media members are being considered.

warren99
09-01-2007, 02:25 AM
PBA pre-season games schedules
09-10-07
Fresnedi Gym, Alabang
4 pm Talk 'N Text vs. Air21
09-12-07
Brgy.Ginebra Kings vs. Talk 'N Text
venue: Pampanga
09-16-07
Brgy.Ginebra Kings vs. Welcoat Dragons
venue: Tarlac, Tarlac
Each team will be allowed to have 18 players in its rosters, composed of its regular cast, rookie draftees or free agents.

warren99
09-01-2007, 02:29 AM
KINGS PULL OFF SURPRISE IN AQUINO
Even without Rudy Hatfield, Ginebra is bent on pulling off surprises and did that even before the PBA season has begun.
Kings coach Jong Uichico has included relatively unknown JR Aquino in their roster for the coming pre-season tournament that starts Sept. 8.
For Uichico, it was easy to explain why he is taking a gamble on the 6-foot-2 forward from La Salle.
"He has basketball skills and is diligent in practice," said Uichico. "How ready he is to play in the PBA remains to be seen. Let’s just wait and see."
The news is a very welcome one for Aquino, who was signed for a one-year contract. He was not even picked in the rookie draft and automatically became a rookie free agent. He is also set to play the same position vacated by Hatfield and that would be a big shoe to fill.
For Uichico, however, Aquino’s inclusion has nothing to do with filling the void created by Hatfield leaving for the US last March to attend to personal problems.
"Alam naman natin na walang katulad si Hatfield," said Uichico. "There’s no other player who can provide the same energy that Hatfield brings. But now that he’s not with us anymore, I guess somebody has to fill the spot.
"There are players who have improved while he was gone and I’m sure they will be ready to accept the challenge. There are people here who are ready to play and make the sacrifice."
Even without Hatfield, the Kings remain competitive.
Mark Caguioa and Jay-Jay Helterbrand, who were both sidelined by injuries while the Philippine squad was competing in the Tokushima FIBA Asia Championship, are expected to be back in harness before the 2007-2008 cage wars open on Oct. 14.

bolabasket
09-06-2007, 08:45 AM
Belasco to Welcoat for maximum pay; Noy stays with Purefoods
By: Rey Joble

VETERAN journeyman Nic Belasco is set to ink a two-year, P8.4 million pact with Welcoat even as experienced deadshot Noy Castillo is all set to stay for Purefoods for another year.

Welcoat co-owner Raymond Yu told People’s Tonight that they are ready to give the 32-year-old Belasco a maximum offer when he returned from the United States this week.

“We’re giving him the maximum offer for two years,” said Yu. “Although rights pa lang yung nasa amin for now, we expect to formalize the deal either late this week or early next week.”

Co-owner Terry Que also said that they’ve talked to Belasco’s agent Bobby Rius, also the agent of imports playing here in the PBA.

“Mga 95 percent na sure yan,” said Que, who also said that comebacking Jojo Tangkay is now ready to play for the team in the coming 2007-2008 PBA season set to open Oct.24.

Tangkay suffered a knee injury that sidelined him for almost a year.

“He’s getting back into shape now and at least, medyo lumalim na kami sa guard spot.”

Aside from Tangkay, another guard being seriously considered by Welcoat is Chris Pacana, who they’re eyeing to get via trade from Coca-Cola.

Pacana had a brilliant rookie debut last season before his minutes dwindled down after the Tigers acquired Alex Cabagnot and former Most Valuable Player Kenneth Duremdes in a blockbuster trade that also involved Ricky Calimag, Denok Miranda and future picks.

Meanwhile, Purefoods preserved the old but reliable Castillo.

The 5-11 player, known for his endgame heroics, was given a one-year extension by the Chunkee Giants, adding depth to the already bolstered guard spots of the squad.

Castillo will join James Yap, Roger Yap, Chico Lanete and Peter June Simon to play in the backcourt.

Onizuka01
09-07-2007, 06:21 PM
Pals back in training at home

By NELSON BELTRAN
The Philippine Star

The Talk 'N Text Phone Pals resumed their training at the Sports Camp in Taguig Thursday after returning from a two-week trip in San Antonio, Texas where they worked out under watchful eyes of foreign coaches.

“From what I gathered from the players and the coaches, they had a very impressive training in the US. They learned a lot,” said team manager Frankie Lim.

“They’re back in training here right away, eager to work harder in our serious buildup for the coming season,” Lim added.

The Pals have been working double time even as they’re short in number with Don Allado still negotiating for his new contract and Yousif Aljamal still tied up with the San Beda Red Lions in the NCAA.

The team management has decided not to re-sign Vic Pablo. It’s uncertain whether Pablo, at 37, is looking for a team where he can play a 16th season in the league.

Asi Taulava, Yancy de Ocampo, Jay Washington, Harvey Carey, Donbel Belano, Jimmy Alapag, Renren Ritualo, Macmac Cardona and Patrick Fran are the players in the Talk 'N Text fold at the moment.

But the Pals are upbeat with Taulava, Alapag and Ritualo rejoining the team coming off a second-place finish behind Alaska Milk in the recent Fiesta Cup.

Lim is confident they can reach an agreement with Allado in the next few days.

Talk 'N Text is setting out for the 33rd PBA season with practically the same lineup as last year except for Aljamal, whom the Pals acquired from the Air21 Express, and possibly one free agent coming from those trying it out with the team.

Meanwhile, the PBA announced it is entertaining renewals for Privilege Membership Card (PMC’s) and Team Loyalty Tickets (TLT’s) starting Monday.

PMC prices are pegged at P6,000 for Special Ringside (Patron “A” and Lower Box “A” and “B” in Araneta Coliseum), P4,000 for Courtside (Patron “B” and Lower Box “C” in Araneta Coliseum), and P2,000 for Lower Level (Upper Box “A” in Araneta Coliseum) for both the Astrodome and Araneta Coliseum.

Only 2006-2007 PMC and TLT holders will be entertained beginning Monday. New applicants may apply starting Sept. 17.

For details, contact Gerry Mesias or Nestor Noblejas at 636-5320/2

ankle breaker
09-07-2007, 08:21 PM
nice dig. i think it's still TnT the team to beat this coming conference with alaska as it's lone opposition or san miguel. welcoat is still far from being a contender even with devance around. although they will show improvements.

lornblade
09-07-2007, 09:57 PM
Welcoat won't sign Belasco?
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2007-09-08&sec=7&aid=30751

Artadi wants out of Purefoods
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2007-09-08&sec=7&aid=30724

bolabasket
09-08-2007, 03:27 AM
Artadi wants out of Purefoods
By: Zean Macamay

HE’S fast and a sure spark off the bench. Yet, it appears Paul Artadi’s talent is no longer needed by Purefoods.

The former University of the East star has approached Purefoods management and demanded to be released, citing limited playing time given by coach Ryan Gregorio as main reason.

The 26-year-old point guard’s three-year contract with the Giants expires on Sept. 15. Artadi, however, personally made the first move of talking things out with team management to give him up and surrender its rights.

“He (Artadi) is disappointed about his exposure,” said a person close to Artadi and who requested not to be identified. “He wants to be released so he can find other options.”

Artadi, drafted 11th by Purefoods in 2004, the same year schoolmate and close friend James Yap joined the PBA, hasn’t actually seen much action during the three years he was with the Giants.

His position as a playmaker has been very limited because Gregorio prefers Roger Yap, the player who was picked up from Shell when it disbanded. Also, June Simon, another hotshot, shares the playmaking role with Yap and Artadi.

Purefoods has already signed 11 players, and still needs three more to complete a 14-man line-up for the season-opening PBA Philippine Cup that begins on Oct. 24.

Jun Limpot, who was once the league’s highest-paid player, and Richard Yee are players still unsigned by Purefoods.

As of press time, the Giants were playing Ginebra at the start of the pre-season tournament.

Assuming Purefoods does release Artadi, Welcoat is more than willing to acquire the 5-11 guard.

“I think he (Artadi) will have a good chance obtaining a slot in our team,” said Welcoact team owner Terry Que. “He’s the kind of player we want. Besides that, he already has three years of PBA experience.”

Meantime, Nic Belasco may not find himself with the Dragons after all.

Que disclosed that the veteran forward, traded by Alaska to the Dragons on Draft Day, has made a series of new demands that were not itemized when both parties met last month.

For one, Belasco demanded that if ever he suffers an injury and needs surgery, the operation should be done in the U.S. and not here.

“Madami nang hinihingi eh,” said Que. “Nakakadismaya.”

With this new twist, Que said that the Dragons may just use Belasco as a trade bait for a younger but promising player.

warren99
09-08-2007, 11:46 AM
GIN KINGS CAST BID WITH INTACT LINE-UP
Manila Bulletin
While other teams have made several changes in their respective line-ups, Gin Kings is not inclined to alter its team composition.
"We have the same players that’s why we’re still trying to improve on our game because we’re not able to improve the line-up, compared to other teams," said Ginebra coach Jong Uichico, who steered the team to the Philippine Cup title last season.
For Uichico, keeping the entire team is an advantage because they’re already familiar with each other.
Returning to action for Ginebra is the deadly backcourt duo of Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand, who both missed the entire Fiesta Cup after being loaned to the RP men’s basketball squad.
They will be reunited with old reliables Eric Menk, Johnny Abarrientos, Sunday Salvacion, Ronald Tubid, Mark Macapagal and Mike Holper,and Rafi Reavis.
Hatfield is sitll in the US and Uichico said they decided to drop him from the line-up to open up a spot for reserved players like forward JR Aquino.
"We’ll see if he can help the team. If he returns, we’ll still have the same unit, wala ring nadagdag," said Uichico.
"We have to improve both individually and as a team to off-set ‘yung kulang namin sa tao, not being able to strengthen the team. We also have to keep our confidence high, we might not have improved the line-up, but we can improve as a team," he said.

warren99
09-10-2007, 12:59 AM
Coca-Cola Tigers trades former La Salle star Joseph Yeo to SLR in exchange for Cesar Catli and Mark Iisp. SLR also takes Cokes second round pick in 2009.
Joseph Yeo, disgruntled after his playing minutes declined drastically last conference.

bolabasket
09-10-2007, 02:34 AM
Tallest rookie content to be role player
By Joaquin Henson

Sunday, September 09 2007 (www.philstar.com)

San Miguel Beer center Samigue Eman, the tallest rookie in the PBA, said the other day he expects to be banged up on the court but won’t back down from the challenge of taking on the likes of Asi Taulava, Dennis Espino and Marlou Aquino.

The 6-8, 250-pound former University of Mindanao standout was the second overall pick in the recent PBA draft and just signed a two-year contract with San Miguel.

“It’s the fulfillment of my dream to play in the PBA,” said Eman, a commerce degree holder with a major in management. “I’m happy to be a role player. Our team has a lot of scorers. My role is to rebound, pass and be the last line of defense. Whatever coach Siot (Tanquingcen) thinks I can do, I’ll try to do. I’ll fill in the gaps.”

Because of his exceptional height, Eman is perfect for basketball but learning the game wasn’t easy.

In high school, Eman was listed in the varsity roster by coach Tata Banzali since he was the biggest student on campus but hardly played. Then, Eman was recruited by the late University of Mindanao coach Mario Babao who grilled him on the basics. Before long, an athletic talent scout from Lanao, known as Pinda, took Eman and two other Mindanao prospects to the University of the East in Manila for tryouts. But it was Jose Rizal coach Boy de Vera who took a chance on Eman in the 1999-2000 NCAA season. Eman played sparingly for the Heavy Bombers and left the school after a year, exasperated by lack of financial support. He went to Marawi for a week of soul-searching then tried out for the Ateneo de Davao varsity. Eman wound up playing four years for the University of Mindanao and saw action in the Davao commercial leagues with ex-PBA cager Jomer Rubi.

News of a stratospheric center in Davao spread like wildfire and coach Dong Vergeire took notice, signing him up for the John O squad in the PBL. Subsequently, Eman and another Mindanao star Eder Saldua were picked to join the Cebuana Lhuillier national team by Vergeire. When Lhuillier disbanded the squad in 2003, Eman was suddenly homeless and sat out a year before he was called up by Rain or Shine and Henkel Sista in the PBL.

Now that he’s in the pros, Eman said he’ll make the most out of the opportunity to make a living from the sport that he’s built for.

“I’m hoping for a long career like Jerry Codiñera who played for almost 20 years,” said Eman. “I’m lucky that my idol Danny Ildefonso is my teammate. This is a big test for me, whether I can go to the next level. I know I’ve got to polish my post moves and work double time on getting stronger. I feel the pressure and it’s not going to go away. It’s up to me how far I can go. I won’t panic if I don’t do well at the start. I’ll do my best.”

Eman, 25, will be put to an early test as Dorian Peña won’t be available until December. Peña recently underwent surgery on his right foot and is expected to be out of commission for two months. Two screws were implanted to firm up Peña’s ankle by Dr. George Canlas in a two-hour operation at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Eman said he’s learning a lot in practice from Tanquingcen, assistant coach Biboy Ravanes, skills coach Kirk Collier and teammates Ildefonso and Willie Wilson. “I try to work as hard as I can,” he went on. “Coach Kirk teaches me footwork, how to seal, when to receive the ball, how to shoulder fake. Danny and Willie give me advice. I’m very determined. I also go to the Eclipse fitness center on Shaw Boulevard and work out with Jason, an American strength and conditioning coach who did volunteer work with the Chicago Bulls and trained several NCAA Division I players. I work out about two hours a session thrice a week aside from practicing with San Miguel.”

Recent Manila visitor and San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Chip Engelland also worked on Eman’s stroke, balance and foot placement when taking free throws.

Eman’s parents aren’t particularly tall. His father Fernando is 5-11 and mother Evangeline, 5-6. His oldest brother Firpo is 5-6 but three younger brothers are tall, too – 6-4 Fernando, 21, 6-7 Christopher, 20 and 6-6 Spencer, 18.

Fernando and Spencer play for the University of Mindanao while Christopher is temporarily sidelined with toxic goiter. Eman said he got his height from both his grandfathers who were six-footers.

Since playing for pay, Eman has sent money to cover the rent, power, food and water bills of his parents in Davao City. He lives in a Pasay City apartment with his Davao City neighbor Melvin Puzon.

All eyes will be on Eman when the PBA opens its season on Oct. 14. As the league’s tallest rookie, Eman will be under a microscope and the sooner he gets used to the idea, the better.

In his wildest dreams, Eman said he has visions of playing like Tim Duncan – whom he calls Mr. Fundamental – with touches of Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki. But in the real world, he’ll settle to be San Miguel’s No. 1 role player.

ankle breaker
09-10-2007, 04:19 PM
YEO NOW A REALTOR
Tigers get Isip, Catli in return

Coca-Cola is dead serious in reversing its fortunes in the PBA.

The Tigers are not done with retooling the team in the hopes of going toe-to-toe with the big guns when the 33rd Season of Asia’s first play-for-pay cage league opens on October 14. Over the weekend, Coca-Cola shipped former King Green Archer Joseph Yeo to Sta. Lucia in exchange for erstwhile Far Eastern stalwarts Mark Isip and Cesar Catli.



Although the papers have yet to reach the Commissioner’s Office, sources said

the two teams consummated the deal, which also involved Coca-Cola’s second round draft pick in 2009, in time for their encounter in the 2007 PBA Pre-Season tourney at 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan.

Even while no marquee player was involved, it is a trade seen as beneficial to the two ballclubs. In Isip, Coca-Cola got a dependable 6-4 banger who showed the stuff he’s made of during last year’s Rookie Camp and pre-season games, but failed to get ample playing time in the regular season. The streakshooting Catli, for his part, will take over the spot vacated by William Antonio.

On the other side of the fence, Sta. Lucia gained a devil-may-care slasher in Yeo following the transfer of Kenneth Duremdes, also to Coca-Cola, last season.

It will be recalled that the two teams completed a trade deal involving Duremdes, Alex Cabagnot and Denok Miranda.

The Realtors have found an able replacement for Cabagnot with their acquisition of Ryan Reyes in the recent PBA Rookie Draft and may have firmed up their backcourt with the entry of Yeo.

Yeo was the No. 3 pick overall in last year’s draft pick behind Kelly Williams and Arwind Santos. The Realtors picked Isip No. 6 overall last year. They also drafted Catli in the second round in 2005.

“We really need a slasher, and Yeo may fit the description,” said Sta. Lucia coach Boyet Fernandez. “Yeo also has a good fan base. He may well boost crowd support for the team.” (NC)

bolabasket
09-11-2007, 07:38 AM
TnT BLASTS AIR 21
Pals show superb form coming from US jaunt
Tuesday, 11 September 2007

The Talk n Text Phone Pals, showing up with an intact lineup toughened up by a two-week training in the United States, clobbered the young Air21 team, 137-126, in the second play date of the 2007 PBA pre-season tournament at the Fresnedi Gym in Muntinlupa Monday night.
Returning mainstays Jimmy Alapag, Renren Ritualo and Asi Taulava each pumped in at least 19 points to lead the balance Talk n Text scoring against the Express who leaned heavily on ace forwards Arwind Santos and KG Canaleta.

Egay Billones, Don Allado, Harvey Carey and Yancy de Ocampo also scored in double figures for the TnT squad which decided not to tinker with its team makeup following a second-place finish in the recent Fiesta Cup.

Only Yousif Aljamal will be the new face in the team, taking over from Vic Pablo, as the league re-opens shop on Oct. 14 at the Araneta Coliseum. Aljamal, however, is likely to miss the entire pre-season event as he’s still completing his stint with the San Beda Red Lions in the NCAA.

Air21, with an overhauled lineup, showed little cohesion in its first game in the pre-season event.

The Express jumped the gun on the Pals but slowly faded away, falling behind by as many as 24 points.

Starting out flat, coach Derrick Pumaren ensued for an early timeout and the Pals responded to the call, erasing a 13-27 deficit as they seized the upperhand at 33-32 with 2:14 left in the opening quarter.

After closing the first period at 39-37, the Pals stepped up their attack in the second period and went on to take the half at 75-61. Talk n Text had its biggest lead in the first half at 72-53.

"So far, so good. We had a good training in the US and we are keen on working harder as we resume our training back home," said Pumaren.

"The team is upbeat especially on the return of Asi Taulava, Jimmy Alapag and Renren Ritualo from the national team," Pumaren added. (NC)

warren99
09-11-2007, 11:37 AM
artadi to ginebra???

Lebron23
09-11-2007, 12:11 PM
artadi to ginebra???


I do not think that Ginebra needs Paul Artadi the Gin Kings already have 6 PG's in their roster. Maybe Artadi need to sign with the Welcoat Dragons, his former team in the PBL so that this team can give him enough playing time. Beside he might actually blossom as one of the premiere Point Guard in the PBA. :p :D :)

watiwawa
09-11-2007, 03:05 PM
artadi to ginebra???
if that happens... they might trade him together w/ ________ to WELCOAT for belasco.. welcoat likes artadi.. and they'll be trading for PROMISING players

ankle breaker
09-11-2007, 03:21 PM
i think artadi should stay for awhile at purefoods before moving out. all teams are loaded with PG's.

RayV
09-11-2007, 05:24 PM
TnT BLASTS AIR 21
Pals show superb form coming from US jaunt
Tuesday, 11 September 2007

The Talk n Text Phone Pals, showing up with an intact lineup toughened up by a two-week training in the United States, clobbered the young Air21 team, 137-126, in the second play date of the 2007 PBA pre-season tournament at the Fresnedi Gym in Muntinlupa Monday night.
Returning mainstays Jimmy Alapag, Renren Ritualo and Asi Taulava each pumped in at least 19 points to lead the balance Talk n Text scoring against the Express who leaned heavily on ace forwards Arwind Santos and KG Canaleta.


Wow, even though Air21 lost, I still wanna watch this match!! A freakin scoring fest by both offensively loaded teams a la Phoenix and Dallas... :D

thugpinoy
09-11-2007, 09:01 PM
TnT BLASTS AIR 21
Pals show superb form coming from US jaunt
Tuesday, 11 September 2007

The Talk n Text Phone Pals, showing up with an intact lineup toughened up by a two-week training in the United States, clobbered the young Air21 team, 137-126, in the second play date of the 2007 PBA pre-season tournament at the Fresnedi Gym in Muntinlupa Monday night.
Returning mainstays Jimmy Alapag, Renren Ritualo and Asi Taulava each pumped in at least 19 points to lead the balance Talk n Text scoring against the Express who leaned heavily on ace forwards Arwind Santos and KG Canaleta.

Egay Billones, Don Allado, Harvey Carey and Yancy de Ocampo also scored in double figures for the TnT squad which decided not to tinker with its team makeup following a second-place finish in the recent Fiesta Cup.

Only Yousif Aljamal will be the new face in the team, taking over from Vic Pablo, as the league re-opens shop on Oct. 14 at the Araneta Coliseum. Aljamal, however, is likely to miss the entire pre-season event as he’s still completing his stint with the San Beda Red Lions in the NCAA.

Air21, with an overhauled lineup, showed little cohesion in its first game in the pre-season event.

The Express jumped the gun on the Pals but slowly faded away, falling behind by as many as 24 points.

Starting out flat, coach Derrick Pumaren ensued for an early timeout and the Pals responded to the call, erasing a 13-27 deficit as they seized the upperhand at 33-32 with 2:14 left in the opening quarter.

After closing the first period at 39-37, the Pals stepped up their attack in the second period and went on to take the half at 75-61. Talk n Text had its biggest lead in the first half at 72-53.

"So far, so good. We had a good training in the US and we are keen on working harder as we resume our training back home," said Pumaren.

"The team is upbeat especially on the return of Asi Taulava, Jimmy Alapag and Renren Ritualo from the national team," Pumaren added. (NC)


No boxscores available?? curious how many points Arwin had...

Lebron23
09-12-2007, 10:40 AM
According to Sir Than of PEX artadi was traded to Brgy. Ginebra

This is the deal:

Ginebra got Paul Artadi.
Air21 received Paolo Hubalde.
Purefoods settled for Air's future 2nd round pick.

warren99
09-12-2007, 01:15 PM
According to Sir Than of PEX artadi was traded to Brgy. Ginebra

This is the deal:

Ginebra got Paul Artadi.
Air21 received Paolo Hubalde.
Purefoods settled for Air's future 2nd round pick.

is it true??? is this 100% sure??? :confused:

Project_Olympics
09-12-2007, 01:38 PM
i think pba now has the best guards, whoooo!!!
johnny A, Jay2, Mark, Macky, tubid, and now artadi!!

warren99
09-12-2007, 01:46 PM
i think pba now has the best guards, whoooo!!!
johnny A, Jay2, Mark, Macky, tubid, and now artadi!!


the flying A, the fast, the furious, mr. fastbreak, the fearless, and now the kid lightning!! :D

paul artadi now a gin king??? really???

watiwawa
09-12-2007, 01:59 PM
i think they'll use artadi or escalona to a trade,,,

warren99
09-12-2007, 02:08 PM
according to Sir Than of PEX,
Paolo Hubalde and Jec Chia to Air21.
Paul Artadi to Ginebra.
Air21's 2nd round pick to purefoods.


what's this? just a rumor? tsismis? or really true?

ankle breaker
09-12-2007, 03:02 PM
jec chia? what can he do? he must shift to coaching.

DaveMap2007
09-12-2007, 03:06 PM
jec chia? what can he do? he must shift to coaching.

Jec Chia was impressive in the last conference....Coach Jong sometimes use him as a point guard and was very effective.....

RayV
09-12-2007, 04:19 PM
Jec Chia can be Air21's shooter since they really lack one other than Aries Dimaunahan... Paolo Hubalde should be given more playing time... I think he has a potential to be a star... he had some flashes of brilliance in the few times he gets into the floor including some wicked crossovers and a couple of backbreaking circus shots... who knows, he might do a Gary David... :)

thugpinoy
09-12-2007, 10:15 PM
Jec Chia is too small for SG.. he have to share minutes with some outside gunners of Air 21.
Paolo Hubalde is a slasher type of Guard, too small to slash in the middle, with inconsistent 3 point shot, unlike his brother, Derick, much taller, and more of a spot up shooter. Paolo will be having a hard time earning his minutes on the floor.

Gabe Norwood
09-13-2007, 12:17 AM
According to Sir Than of PEX artadi was traded to Brgy. Ginebra

This is the deal:

Ginebra got Paul Artadi.
Air21 received Paolo Hubalde.
Purefoods settled for Air's future 2nd round pick.


if this is true, then the SMB umbrella has pulled another mockery.

SMB teams are not allowed to trade players with each other hence they got Air21 to mix up.

It was obvious that Air21 got nothing. Only Ginebra got the best deal among the three teams involved.

This is why i never rooted for SMB teams.

Lebron23
09-13-2007, 01:21 AM
Giants send Artadi to Ginebra


BY NOLI CORTEZ

http://www.info.com.ph/~paulrtd/images/welcoat_paul.JPG


GINEBRA has landed a dervish-like spitfire while Air21 has moved closer to forging a concrete deal with the "Living Legend."

With Ginebra’s dreaded backcourt duo of Mark Caguioa and Jay-Jay Helterbrand still in the injury list, the Kings yesterday acquired speedy Paul Artadi from Purefoods in a three-way trade that involved Air21 as the third party.

Artadi will be the fourth playmaker on the squad after Helterbrand, former Most Valuable Player Johnny Abarrientos and rookie Macky Escalona.

A very reliable source said that in return Purefoods got Ginebra’s future second round pick. Another source said Air21 will get Paolo Hubalde, son of former Crispa Redmanizer legend Freddie Hubalde.

A highly-placed source told Malaya the deal has yet to be formalized, but is "good as done." Top officials of the teams involved could not be reached for comment as of press time.

With Artadi gone, Purefoods’ playmaking chores will be split among Roger Yap, rookie Chito Llanete and Noy Castillo, who can also play the 2-guard slot.

In getting Hubalde, indications now point to the Express getting very close to forging a deal with Robert Jaworski to become their coach. Hubalde played with and for Jaworski while they were with Ginebra during the early 90s.

Air21 chairman Bert Lina and president Lito Alvarez, also the Express team manager, were reportedly in a closed-door meeting for the most part of yesterday to discuss the details of Jaworski’s contract.

It was not immediately known how Hubalde can be inserted into the Air21 lineup since the team’s focus is centered on the search for another inside presence to complement rookie Doug Kramer and Ranidel de Ocampo.

"We direly need another big man," Air21 coach Bo Perasol said, pointing to the likes of Purefoods’ Richard Yee and Coca-Cola’s Ervin Sotto.

At the moment, the Express remain rookie-heavy with Kramer, JC Intal, Marvin Cruz, RJ Masbang, Frank Barcellano and Cris Baluyot in the roster. Jeck Chia has also been taken in.

Artadi and Ginebra, meanwhile, got their respective wishes.

It was reportedly Artadi himself who asked Purefoods management to release him. His transfer severs his ties with James Yap, but reunites him with another former University of the East teammate, Ronald Tubid.

In an earlier interview, Ginebra coach Jong Uichico had expressed his interest in Artadi.

"We’re hoping to get him" said Uichico. "He has speed and he can possibly bring in additional excitement."

Artadi’s inclusion gives the defending Philippine Cup champion additional boost since Fil-Am Rafi Reavis is already in the country and is set to practice with the country’s most popular ballclub. Reavis was sidelined by a shoulder injury since last March and was forced to go to the United States for surgery and rehabilitation.

"He’s about 90 percent ready now, but he has yet to join our practice. Only our doctor can tell when he can join the team’s practice," said Uichico.

http://www.malaya.com.ph/sept13/spor4.htm

warren99
09-13-2007, 11:26 AM
Gin Kings! from one trade to another???

ankle breaker
09-13-2007, 10:04 PM
Jec Chia is too small for SG.. he have to share minutes with some outside gunners of Air 21.
Paolo Hubalde is a slasher type of Guard, too small to slash in the middle, with inconsistent 3 point shot, unlike his brother, Derick, much taller, and more of a spot up shooter. Paolo will be having a hard time earning his minutes on the floor.
he showed flashes of brilliance, how many times? he's more of a practice player but nevertheless, he made his mark in the PBA. i dunno if he can help welcoat out of the basement.

warren99
09-14-2007, 12:02 AM
BELASCO SPURNS 'MAXIMUM' OFFER OF WELCOAT
http://www.malaya.com.ph/sept14/spor2.htm

ankle breaker
09-14-2007, 09:56 PM
BELASCO SPURNS 'MAXIMUM' OFFER OF WELCOAT
http://www.malaya.com.ph/sept14/spor2.htm


this is expected because belasco doesn't want to play for another losing team like the old pop cola.

thugpinoy
09-14-2007, 09:57 PM
BELASCO SPURNS 'MAXIMUM' OFFER OF WELCOAT
http://www.malaya.com.ph/sept14/spor2.htm



Why?? simple.. he doesn't want to be in a mediocre team.. he wants to be in a strong team where theres a chance for him to get an individual award or a championship.. that means he wants something else, not just money or playing time..

rhk111
09-15-2007, 11:51 AM
If Belasco is not careful, he may eventually find himself without a job in the PBA. Year in & year out, collegiate players & Fil-foreigners try their luck in the PBA. Actually, it seems like the supply of players for the PBA exceeds the demand, so PBA teams might end up picking up other players then get him.

DaveMap2007
09-15-2007, 01:59 PM
If Belasco is not careful, he may eventually find himself without a job in the PBA. Year in & year out, collegiate players & Fil-foreigners try their luck in the PBA. Actually, it seems like the supply of players for the PBA exceeds the demand, so PBA teams might end up picking up other players then get him.

I Agree and he is not getting any younger...

hawke12
09-15-2007, 02:44 PM
maybe he just doesn't want to play for Welcoat... same thing happen to Gary Payton when he was traded to the celtics.. he never played for the celtics coz he said he wants to play for a team that is good enough to get The NBA finals.. I think Belasco wants to play for a team good team.. he want to win championships... which in welcoat is not!!!

RayV
09-15-2007, 02:55 PM
I Agree and he is not getting any younger...

Hehehe... yeah, and not that reliable of a scorer anymore as he is during his prime...

Well, true, it might just be his ploy in asking too much so as to force Welcoat to give him up and trade him to a better team... :D

thugpinoy
09-15-2007, 03:19 PM
maybe he just doesn't want to play for Welcoat... same thing happen to Gary Payton when he was traded to the celtics.. he never played for the celtics coz he said he wants to play for a team that is good enough to get The NBA finals.. I think Belasco wants to play for a team good team.. he want to win championships... which in welcoat is not!!!

Same with Fadi El Khatib, who was been offered before to play for Real Madrid in Euroleague but he declined the offer because he quoted that he doesn't want to play against or with any Israeli players..

rhk111
09-15-2007, 04:05 PM
maybe he just doesn't want to play for Welcoat... same thing happen to Gary Payton when he was traded to the celtics.. he never played for the celtics coz he said he wants to play for a team that is good enough to get The NBA finals.. I think Belasco wants to play for a team good team.. he want to win championships... which in welcoat is not!!!

Yeah, but will "champion" teams want, or even need him? Most "champion caliber" teams already have solid lineups, so playing time for him might be tight. Plus you factor in his big asking salary, you begin to wonder if he's really worth it. Remember, there are only 10 teams in the PBA, enough room for 120 active players.

But, he's a grown man, I think he knows, & have weighed his options & priorities.

Onizuka01
09-15-2007, 07:40 PM
Barrios’ focus: Improve PBA officiating

By JOAQUIN HENSON
The Philippine Star

PBA OIC Sonny Barrios said on Saturday the centerpiece program in his temporary watch is the improvement of officiating and it looks like the job is on the way to getting done.

Barrios celebrated his first month anniversary as OIC last Friday in typical mode – hard at work. He said adjusting to the workload hasn’t been easy but described the transition as smooth.

“I feel like a car that’s been in the garage for four years, suddenly running at 120 kilometers per hour for 10 straight hours,” joked Barrios who served in the PBA for 18 years before leaving in 2003. “It was just a matter of getting organized. There are lots of things to do. I’m lucky we have very competent department managers but things have really changed – from a work force of 15 to 18 during my previous employment, now we’re up to 35. My long experience in the PBA has helped me.”

Barrios said PBA chairman Tony Chua’s hands-on involvement is a major plus.

“The Chairman is a positive influence,” said Barrios. “We’ve had very productive discussions. He’s taking stock of the business side of things. The PBA is in a special situation with me as OIC so it’s a good thing the Chairman is lending a helping hand at the office.”

Barrios said lawyer Chito Salud, serving on a pro bono basis like him, is concentrating on officiating in his new job as consultant. Salud and technical group manager Perry Martinez are supervising the off-season training of 15 holdover referees and six aspirants.

FIBA referee Alan Richardson was recently in town on his second Manila trip to assist in improving officiating standards in the PBA.

Barrios said according to Richardson, the ideal number of referees in the PBA is 20 using the formula of two referees for every team in the league. Last season, the PBA used 16 referees.

From the start of rookie camp last month, the PBA has seriously looked into upgrading the quality of officiating. One referee has been dismissed from last season’s roster and two are on probation. Six applicants are undergoing scrutiny during the pre-season games. The pool of 21 is now undergoing rigid physical conditioning under trainer Raul Manzano using an Eastern European “plyos” system.

Barrios said there were over 10 applicants and only six survived the early screening.

Officiating will play a major role in the coming Philippine Cup as the PBA introduces five new FIBA innovations – the three-point line (20 1/2 feet from the basket compared to the previous 22), the hand-check rule (to be allowed if not impeding progress of the offensive player), interference over the cylinder (the ball is live after touching the hoop even if still above the rim), the trapezoid shaded area (instead of the rectangle) and team-foul carryover into overtime.

Barrios explained the team foul limit of five before penalty will be retained because the PBA uses 48-minute quarters. In FIBA, the limit is four every 40-minute quarter.

Barrios said the hand-check rule will allow discretion by the referees because in FIBA, a hand-check is not automatically a foul.

“If a hand-check does not impede the progress of an offensive player, it’s tolerated but that opens up a judgment situation,” said Barrios. “On the other hand, the interference over the cylinder rules eliminates the judgment that was in the previous PBA rule regarding offensive and defensive goaltending. In the FIBA rule, there is no room for interpretation because once the ball touches the rim and is still above the cylinder, it may be tipped by either the offensive or defensive team.”

The PBA is adopting the five FIBA innovations after studying the repercussions of adjusting to international play at the recent FIBA-Asia Olympic qualifiers in Tokushima.

warren99
09-16-2007, 01:17 AM
Belasco to join Welcoat

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/sports/view_article.php?article_id=88825

http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2007-09-16&sec=7&aid=31648


so there's no trade

thadzonline
09-16-2007, 05:06 PM
Nic Belasco will not be traded by Welcoat as he has already agreed to sign a 2-year deal with the Dragons..the Dragons though are still looking to hook up a guard

commish
09-16-2007, 05:29 PM
I think Belasco made a very wise choice by agreeing to sign. He may have very well been without any PBA team with that attitude.

thadzonline
09-17-2007, 02:56 AM
I think Belasco made a very wise choice by agreeing to sign. He may have very well been without any PBA team with that attitude.

Welcoat is looking for a guard through a trade..who will they ship and who are they eyeing in return..or does Donald Dulay suffice?

commish
09-17-2007, 03:06 AM
I would pick Donald Dulay over Froilan Baguion any day. Why trade? Donald Dulay would be a steal. His game has matured throughout these years.

warren99
09-17-2007, 06:22 AM
is there any new trade rumors? :D

RayV
09-17-2007, 05:51 PM
^Uhh... there is a Gonzales I saw from one box score of Alaska, I'm not sure if they acquired Norman Gonzales of SLR... but I'm quite sure it's not Wesley!

ankle breaker
09-17-2007, 05:51 PM
trade joey mente and jireh ibanez instead.

thadzonline
09-18-2007, 06:51 AM
^Uhh... there is a Gonzales I saw from one box score of Alaska, I'm not sure if they acquired Norman Gonzales of SLR... but I'm quite sure it's not Wesley!

That's former MIT King Cardinal Joeferson Gonzales who is trying out for a slot in the Aces roster

Lebron23
09-18-2007, 04:49 PM
Lack of top post player
gnaws at Uichico

http://carloricohermoso.net/images/random/471/03.jpg

Rod Nealy, Ginebra's import last conference is one of the main reason the Gin Kings are a consistent rebounding team. Now they should rely on their locals to produce the same quantity of rebound that Nealy produced last PBA Season..

BY NOLI CORTEZ

CROWD-FAVORITE Ginebra will continue trying to shore up its frontline despite drawing blanks on two prospects.

Coach Jong Uichico, however, yesterday admitted there is a distinct possibility the Kings will defend their PBA Philippine Cup crown with no real go-to guy in the post.

"We will try to be competitive, try to make trades to fill up the vacuum," Uichico told Malaya over the phone yesterday. "Pero mukhang puro imposible (through trades) because the player other teams want are those we don’t want to give up. Kaya ang kalalabasan, status quo kami."

Uichico said he has no personal knowledge of any trades being brokered by the Kings, but the likes of Nic Belasco and Don Carlos Allado would have been welcome addition to his team.

"Mula sa point hanggang small forward, kumpleto kami. Pero du’n sa kuwatro (power forward) at singko (center) kami kami malaki ang kulang," he pointed out.

Ginebra tried to trade Mike Holper and Macky Escalona for Belasco, who initially spurned Welcoat’s offer. The Dragons earned the right to the 33-year-old forward in a trade with Alaska for Junjun Cabatu.

Belasco, however, had a change of heart late last week and is likely to come to terms with the Dragons within this week.

Before that, the Kings also tried to pry Allado away from Talk N Text but the Phone Pals reportedly wanted Rafi Reavis in return, leaving the deal dead in the water.

Ginebra management is reportedly bent on pursuing other trade possibilities. There are also talks Kings center Andy Seigle’s contract will not be renewed.

Uichico said it is understandable why Ginebra management is exploring every possibility.

"Lahat halos ng ibang teams nakakuha ng at least isang impact player o role player who can complement their established stars (in the draft). Kami lang ang wala," he pointed out. "So while others can only get better, kami stagnant."

In a way, Uichico knew the trade talks for either Belasco or Allado would fall through.

"All along, alam kong 50-50 lang ang chances na matutuloy. Mahirap kasi na ituloy na one relatively old player at ang kapalit two young guys," he said.

The teams being allowed to carry 14 players in their lineup this season also did not help Ginebra any.

"Kung dose lang sana isang team, siguradong me sosobra sa ibang teams and an easier trade could be brokered. Pero katorse nga ang puwedeng dalhin. The teams can really stack up."

For now, Uichico is concentrating on making the most of what’s on the table. Still, the lack of an agile big man gnaws at him.

"We can still gang rebound, do those outlet passes, run and defend. But we still lack a go-to guy in the post," he said.


http://www.malaya.com.ph/sept19/spor2.htm

ankle breaker
09-18-2007, 09:35 PM
It's really Ethel Booba they're interested...it would be "tender juicy giant boobies"...hehhe:D
they will be riddled with scandals and phony videos...

warren99
09-20-2007, 11:14 PM
INJURED ANDY SEIGLE MAY CALL IT QUITS

Unable to get a contract renewal with Barangay Ginebra, Seigle, 35, was trying out with Red Bull when he suffered a suspected ACL injury on a bad fall.
“It’s a pity because we need a big man. He came to us, saying he wanted to show Ginebra that he still can play. I told him ‘okay, prove yourself.’ But he suffered the injury just in his third day in practice with us,” said Red Bull team manager Tony Chua, the current league board chairman.
“He’s way out of shape. In such a case, a player is really prone to injury,” said coach Yeng Guiao. Seigle who failed to strike a deal with Ginebra reportedly still asking for a maximum pay although he spent much of 2006-2007 season nursing various injuries.
But for his size and experience, the 6-foot-9 center may still have found a taker if not for the injury.

warren99
09-21-2007, 04:56 AM
teams update:
- Paul Artadi already starts his practice with the Gin Kings 2 days ago. Jersey no. 16.
- It's not final and 100% sure if Nic Belasco will sign to Welcoat.

saints13
09-21-2007, 05:56 AM
INJURED ANDY SEIGLE MAY CALL IT QUITS

Unable to get a contract renewal with Barangay Ginebra, Seigle, 35, was trying out with Red Bull when he suffered a suspected ACL injury on a bad fall.
“It’s a pity because we need a big man. He came to us, saying he wanted to show Ginebra that he still can play. I told him ‘okay, prove yourself.’ But he suffered the injury just in his third day in practice with us,” said Red Bull team manager Tony Chua, the current league board chairman.
“He’s way out of shape. In such a case, a player is really prone to injury,” said coach Yeng Guiao. Seigle who failed to strike a deal with Ginebra reportedly still asking for a maximum pay although he spent much of 2006-2007 season nursing various injuries.
But for his size and experience, the 6-foot-9 center may still have found a taker if not for the injury.

well, what do you expect, he didn't take care of his physique that's why he's out of shape. maybe he didn't expect that he would be this weak. anyway, I hope he still has time to recover and prove himself before he ends his career. hope floats! :D

ricodgame
09-21-2007, 12:42 PM
I think Boyet Bautista should try out wil welcoat.. i heard last year that austria and big bosses of welcoat wants him.. anyways, san miguel is overloaded with sg (calaguio, tugade, hontiveros, wesley) they should trade 1... but they are crowded in all positions (eman, danny i, enrico, espinas, peña) (danny s is like 3players along wth wilson)(racela, la, jonas)

thugpinoy
09-21-2007, 12:47 PM
How about the latest news re Robert Jaworski's comeback as Air 21's coach??

ankle breaker
09-21-2007, 02:36 PM
How about the latest news re Robert Jaworski's comeback as Air 21's coach??
are still rumors till proven to be true. these are speculations from people since bo perasol may not be signed back by the air21 team. it might be possible but jaworski's heart belongs to the BG.

KobeWanKenobi
09-21-2007, 05:09 PM
Actually if Jaworski signs with Air21, Perasol will slide down to being an Assistant Coach. That's according to Marv Alvarez (son of Air21 manager Lito Alvarez) in MYPBA.

warren99
09-22-2007, 01:14 AM
How about the latest news re Robert Jaworski's comeback as Air 21's coach?


they say former senator Jaworski is still in the US. For check-up??

bolabasket
09-22-2007, 03:14 AM
they say former senator Jaworski is still in the US. For check-up??
trying out with NBA Team....:D

watiwawa
09-22-2007, 04:21 AM
look for the pics.. artadi is now practicing w/ ginebra.. and reavis is now here in the philippines

http://profiles.friendster.com/user.php?statpos=bc&uid=13294523

warren99
09-22-2007, 06:01 AM
2007-08 PBA season opens on October 14 at the Araneta Coliseum and could run until Feb. 17.
Total of 8 games will be played each week. The league will have its regular playdates on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and will also hold a game a week in non-traditional venues like the The Arena in San Juan every Thursday and a provincial game every Saturday.
Araneta Coliseum remains as main venue of the games,there will also be games calendared at the Astrodome in Pasay City and Ynares Center in Antipolo.
12 games in 10 provincial venues are also lined up.
The league will be playing through the Christmas Season, with games on Christmas Day, Dec. 28 and Dec. 30.
Slight modification in the conference format has also been adopted.
Top 2 teams after the classification phase still advance to the semifinals outright, while nos. 3, 4 and 5 squads qualify for the quarterfinals.
6th, 7th, 8th and 9th teams are going to be relegated to wildcard phase, which will feature knockout games to determine the sole survivor and the last quarterfinalist.
Last-placed team is automatically eliminated.

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i wish they televised live the christmas game.

what is that slight modification?

warren99
09-24-2007, 12:13 AM
Welcoat, Belasco meet today

Will Nic Belasco end up as a Dragon or find himself being traded to another team?

http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2007-09-24&sec=7&aid=32605

ankle breaker
09-24-2007, 03:57 PM
Welcoat, Belasco meet today

Will Nic Belasco end up as a Dragon or find himself being traded to another team?

http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2007-09-24&sec=7&aid=32605
he should play for welcoat or else he will look for work somewhere else.

Lebron23
09-24-2007, 04:01 PM
look for the pics.. artadi is now practicing w/ ginebra.. and reavis is now here in the philippines

http://profiles.friendster.com/user.php?statpos=bc&uid=13294523


I hope Artadi will rejuvenate his PBA Career while playing for the Gin Kings. I Know he is a very good PG but sometimes his inconsistency and poor FT Shooting ruin his game. Macky Escalona by the way look like 5'9 in that picture not the 5'11 that is listed in the PBA. I am way taller than him when i saw him play in the PBL, a couple of months ago.

warren99
09-25-2007, 01:24 AM
Belasco inks 8.4-M deal with Welcoat

The Welcoat Dragons reached an agreement with veteran forward Nic Belasco yesterday as the Welbest ballclub negotiated directly with the player upon his return from the United States. Belasco then attended his first practice with the Dragons.

warren99
09-25-2007, 04:36 AM
Ginebra Update:

jayjay is back.

ankle breaker
09-25-2007, 05:01 PM
any updates for my all time fave, the SMB beermen.?

ctongco
09-26-2007, 06:12 AM
Belasco inks 8.4-M deal with Welcoat

The Welcoat Dragons reached an agreement with veteran forward Nic Belasco yesterday as the Welbest ballclub negotiated directly with the player upon his return from the United States. Belasco then attended his first practice with the Dragons.


Good news for Welcoat. The addition of Belasco should make them a much stronger team. They should have a much more decent finish this coming PBA season. They could have Belasco play C and have either Devance or Jay-R Reyes either at the PF or the SF position.

warren99
09-26-2007, 09:27 AM
They could have Belasco play C and have either Devance or Jay-R Reyes either at the PF or the SF position.
no i heard jay-r reyes will be their center. i'm not that sure if i read that or hear that on radio interview :D

KobeWanKenobi
09-26-2007, 10:17 AM
Belasco is mobile enough to play SF. In fact, in international competitions and during his stay with San Miguel, Belasco mostly played SF. Reyes and Devance would be interchangeable at PF and C.

ankle breaker
09-26-2007, 03:52 PM
Belasco is mobile enough to play SF. In fact, in international competitions and during his stay with San Miguel, Belasco mostly played SF. Reyes and Devance would be interchangeable at PF and C.
these 3 players can play 3,4&5 positions. I think they are going to alternate on these positions every game. plus rob wainwright.

Lebron23
09-27-2007, 02:39 AM
Beermen open PBA 33rd season versus Express

By Nelson Beltran
Philippine Star
Thursday, September 27, 2007

MACAU – Perennial contender San Miguel Beer and emerging power Air21 are pitted against each other in the opening game of the 33rd PBA season on Oct. 14 at the Araneta Coliseum.

It would be a match that could be spiced up by the return of basketball icon Robert Jaworski, proceeding a grand show to usher in the 2007-08 wars of the country’s premier cage league.

Three weeks before the league opening, Air21 governor and team manager Lito Alvarez still hopes they can lure Jaworski to call the shots for the Express.

Jaworski, who is in the US, has not given a definite answer on Air21’s offer that apparently includes a business deal with the Lina Group of Companies.

But with or without Jaworski, the league promises a great opening-day spectacle with the wacky duo of Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola as hosts. Bro. Mike Velarde of El Shaddai will lead the invocation.

The PBA board of governors approved the proposed inaugural festivities and opening-week schedule in the second day of its three-day live-in conference here.

The first week of 2007-08 PBA action will also see the league holding games at The Arena in San Juan, the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay and at the Lamberto Macias Sports Center in Dumaguete.

Three Tokushima FIBA Asia championship veterans in Danny Seigle, Dondon Hontiveros and Ranidel de Ocampo return to their mother teams as San Miguel and Air21 clash on the inaugural game.

http://twistedhoops.blogspot.com/2007/09/beermen-open-pba-33rd-season-versus.html

Lebron23
09-27-2007, 04:09 AM
PBA TOP BRASS IN MACAU TO CHART LEAGUE’S FUTURE

Stadium, TV rights, commissioner search, new rules on agenda

Monday, 24 September 2007

Top officials of the Philippine Basketball Association fly to Macau Tuesday morning for three days of brainstorming in the hope of sustaining the gains the league enjoyed last season.

The PBA Board headed by chairman Tony Chua, league Officer-in-Charge Sonny Barrios and other key PBA officers will be boarding the Air Macau 10 a.m. flight, all primed to come up with ideas and decisions geared to further strengthen the league and serve the interest of the fans even more.


"My priority is to maintain the PBA's status as the No. 1 sports entertainment in the country. I want the fans to continue to enjoy the games," said Chua, who will preside over the sessions which start right after the delegation checks into their hotel Tuesday afternoon.

"My predecessor – chairman Ricky Vargas – has done a good job. He's a tough act to follow. But with the support of the Board, I'm confident the league will continue to flourish."

Included in the agenda are the proposed PBA stadium, the selection process for the permanent commissioner, the bidding for the league's television rights after the 2007-08 season, PBA Entertainment and PBA gaming.

The budget for the coming season and as well as the proposed new set of game rules will also be discussed during the three-day meet.

The league OIC is confident the proposed budget will get Board approval since it has gotten the nod of the Executive Committee made up of chairman Chua, vice chairman Joaqui Trillo and treasurer Robert Non.

"I expect some questions from the other members of the Board but I'd like to think it just awaits formal approval," said Barrios.

"The good thing for me was that the budget was about 85 percent done when I came in. Heads of the different departments helped me complete it," he added.

http://www.pba.ph/content/view/1791/59/

warren99
09-27-2007, 11:18 AM
PBA holding invitational ‘3rd conference’ next year
Inquirer
Last updated 04:11pm (Mla time) 09/27/2007

MACAU -- Because of the absence of an international tournament, the PBA is committed to supporting in the middle of next year a “third conference” for the season -- an invitational tournament.

The idea of bringing back the old three-conference format was also touched though it was not tackled at length during the meetings.

It is still not clear, though, what teams from what region the PBA would be inviting, and even the format of play has yet to be determined although what is certain is that not all 10 teams will be playing.

One idea being mulled is for the champion teams of the Philippine and Fiesta Cups to be seeded outright into the invitational and for the stars of the other eight teams to form two more teams to join two foreign squads.

This early, the league has reportedly gotten a call from the New Zealand basketball association informing it of the Kiwis’ interest in playing in the PBA.

And should the invitational feature teams from Europe, the PBA will be enlisting the services of imports for its teams to be able to have a shot at beating the visitors in its own tournament.

thugpinoy
09-27-2007, 11:57 AM
How much is the Ticket if i want to watch the game live?? im going home this coming month.. i'm no longer updated on ticket prices in the PBA.
anybody knows??

Project_Olympics
09-27-2007, 12:22 PM
PBA holding invitational ‘3rd conference’ next year
Inquirer
Last updated 04:11pm (Mla time) 09/27/2007

MACAU -- Because of the absence of an international tournament, the PBA is committed to supporting in the middle of next year a “third conference” for the season -- an invitational tournament.

The idea of bringing back the old three-conference format was also touched though it was not tackled at length during the meetings.

It is still not clear, though, what teams from what region the PBA would be inviting, and even the format of play has yet to be determined although what is certain is that not all 10 teams will be playing.

One idea being mulled is for the champion teams of the Philippine and Fiesta Cups to be seeded outright into the invitational and for the stars of the other eight teams to form two more teams to join two foreign squads.

This early, the league has reportedly gotten a call from the New Zealand basketball association informing it of the Kiwis’ interest in playing in the PBA.

And should the invitational feature teams from Europe, the PBA will be enlisting the services of imports for its teams to be able to have a shot at beating the visitors in its own tournament.


DAMN PBA is getting AWESOME!!!

ankle breaker
09-27-2007, 03:08 PM
DAMN PBA is getting AWESOME!!!
hopefully they will...

warren99
09-29-2007, 01:16 AM
SMB and TnT are considered the favorites with their star-studded and talent-laden lineups, strengthened by the return of national players.
Caguioa is still rehabilitating a sore shoulder. He will miss at least for the first week of action, according to Robert Non, their representative in the PBA board.
Rafi Reavis recovering from an operation for the same injury.
“I like that [being the underdog]. At least the pressure to deliver will not be on us. It’s different playing pressure-free.”said Non.

_____
what if the so called "underdog teams" will make it to the finals?
the problem with star-studded and talent-laden teams are teamwork and also the players playing time.

ros
09-29-2007, 03:54 AM
SMB and TnT are considered the favorites with their star-studded and talent-laden lineups, strengthened by the return of national players.
Caguioa is still rehabilitating a sore shoulder. He will miss at least for the first week of action, according to Robert Non, their representative in the PBA board.
Rafi Reavis recovering from an operation for the same injury.
“I like that [being the underdog]. At least the pressure to deliver will not be on us. It’s different playing pressure-free.”said Non.

_____
what if the so called "underdog teams" will make it to the finals?
the problem with star-studded and talent-laden teams are teamwork and also the players playing time.


but the biggest factor of Gin kings winning the AFC was rudy hatfield.....And where is he now? AWOL........

warren99
09-29-2007, 05:58 AM
SMB news: i read in mypba forum that danny seigle got injured.

Project_Olympics
09-29-2007, 11:09 AM
SMB news: i read in mypba forum that danny seigle got injured.

AGAIN!!! what the heck is happening witth this guy? he has a weak body!

thugpinoy
09-29-2007, 10:37 PM
Danny Siegle is slightly close with SMB Legend Samboy Lim.. an injury prone player.. maybe he is not concentrating or not 100% during stretchings and warm ups..

dreamwalker
09-30-2007, 12:55 AM
Danny Siegle is slightly close with SMB Legend Samboy Lim.. an injury prone player.. maybe he is not concentrating or not 100% during stretchings and warm ups..

Avelino "Samboy" Lim was an iconic basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association, who, as a forward/shooting guard, distinguished himself with Magic Johnson-like ball handling skills and Julius "Dr. J" Erving leaping and dunking abilities, he is best remembered as a player who would leap towards the basket, switch the ball from one hand to the other while in mid-air, and finish off with a dunk. Prone to injury as he was, he started the new generation of high flyers and skywalkers Philippine style.

Danny Seigle fondly called Dynamite Danny, with a tall 6 foot 6 swingman on your side he can create a lot of mismatches in any given game. A healthy Danny Seigle makes his team extremely formidable but his long history of injuries hampers his march to basketball greatness.

The irony for some basketball players destined for real greatness never reached the apex of their playing careers due to spates of bad luck and injuries.

I hate being irrational but they need to change their monickers like Dynamite, quite explosive and dangerous; Skywalker-highflyer, falls hard don't you think ?, it must be an asian thing like the Ying-Yang or something to that effect.:D

No wonder the Undertaker (WWE) dies all the time and relive again to fight at Unforgiven....;)

warren99
10-01-2007, 02:00 AM
Purefoods remains hopeful it can acquire Fil-Am guard Brandon Cablay from Red Bull two weeks before the opening of the new season.The team management has become a lot more interested in Cablay with Noy Castillo re-injuring his foot in training. Purefoods governor said he’ll try to cut a trade deal with Red Bull for the services of Cablay. Red Bull may be willing to give up Cablay whom the team never used in the recently concluded preseason tourney.

commish
10-01-2007, 03:55 AM
Dulay and Ballesteros have been signed by Welcoat. This is awesome!

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/sports/view_article.php?article_id=91687

http://www.surfshop.net.ph/pba2/news/?id=2757

meloy
10-01-2007, 06:57 AM
hey guys any latest news about JUn limpot and VIC PABLO?

thugpinoy
10-01-2007, 07:15 AM
hey guys any latest news about JUn limpot and VIC PABLO?

not yet offered by Purefoods any contract.. but from Jun Limpot himself, said that if he wasn't able to sign, he's going to retire..

saints13
10-01-2007, 08:08 AM
Red bull is nuts! :D they are developing players to be traded for some amount of money, they are making business out of their players. LOL

Lebron23
10-01-2007, 12:57 PM
Another express delivery for Air21

People's Journal
October 1, 2007

THE Air21 Express bounce back from a stinging loss to Samsung of Korea in their second match, as they vented their ire against the taller and heftier Lioning Panpan of China, 99-83 to stay in contention in the 2007 Grand Waldo-Asian Basketball Association Basketball Championship in Dongguan City, Shenzhen, China.

Relying on their speed and tireless defense, the Express took away the edge in ceiling of Lioning, which was reinforced by American imports 6-foot-10 Ernest Brown and 6-foot-9 Patrick Dewayne.

Defying taller guards, KG Canaleta led the Express with 23 points, while Arwind Santos added 18 and import Shawn Daniels had 17.

Ranidell de Ocampo chipped in 15 and Jec Chia had nine.

It was Air21’s second victory in three starts, putting them behind Samsung, which totes a perfect 3-0 card.

The Filipinos are currently tied with Iran All-Stars for second to third places at 2-1 (win-loss) records.

Air21’s victory earned praise from Lioning coach Zhaoshan Han, who said the Express “run the pressing defense very well.”

The Express, whose trip here is partly bankrolled by Mighty Filter Kings, Federal Tyres and Burlington Socks, next tackles the Iran All-Stars, which have five national team mainstays on its roster.

The Iranians also boast of a 7-foot-5 and a seven-footer in their line-up, although Air21 coach Bo Perasol said the Express are now used to playing against taller players.

“We don’t’ really mind if we play against taller teams. Nasanay na rin ‘yung mga players, kasi lahat naman ng kalaban namin dito, malalaki talaga,” said Perasol, who is assisted here by Johny Tam and Ching Marcelino. “Hopefully, gumana uli ‘yung perssing defense namin.”

Lioning import Patrick Dewayne Simpson led the Chinese squad with 20 points, while Wei Lu and Qiang Bian added 14 each, and Xiangtao Liu chipped in 13.

ankle breaker
10-01-2007, 06:40 PM
any blockbuster trade happening in the PBA now?

warren99
10-03-2007, 06:15 AM
From San Miguel Beermen to Magnolia Beverage Masters.
San Miguel Beer has been changed to Magnolia Beverage in what the management termed as a “refreshing change.”
“We believe that our Magnolia beverages will benefit from the enormous exposure from the PBA just like San Miguel Beer and other SMC premium brands,” said San Miguel Beverages Inc. president in a simple ceremony held at the SMC Complex in Mandaluyong yesterday.
“We expect the Magnolia Beverage Masters to carry on the winning tradition of the San Miguel Beer team. And being the SMC’s flag carrier, we hope it delivers the message to our consumers that SMC will always produce good quality and affordable products for the years to come,” said Marquez.
“Yes, there is added pressure to win the championship." said Seigle. “But it is every player’s goal to win the championship,” he added. “And that is just a new challenge and we welcome that challenge.”
“I can’t deny that we’ve got a team loaded with talents. We’re strong on paper but you can’t win the championship on paper alone. We have to translate that strength on the playing court,” said Tanquingcen
Tanquingcen considers Talk n Text, Alaska Milk, Barangay Ginebra and Red Bull as their tough rivals.
“Talk n Text and Alaska will be up there this season. Barangay Ginebra and Red Bull are teams that you can’t count out in any season,” said Tanquingcen.

ankle breaker
10-03-2007, 09:01 PM
- the SMB team is now called MAGNOLIA BEVERAGE MASTERS. it was announced in their press conference.
- the PBL team of the SMC is now SAN MIG COFFEE. (i'm not that sure about this one)
you mean in the PBA they will now be called MBM?
in the PBL they will be called SMC?

DaveMap2007
10-04-2007, 05:22 AM
you mean in the PBA they will now be called MBM?
in the PBL they will be called SMC?

Thye should have use their PBL name Magnolia Wizards.........Is very long Beverage Master sound like warehouse keepers..........

ankle breaker
10-04-2007, 02:55 PM
Thye should have use their PBL name Magnolia Wizards.........Is very long Beverage Master sound like warehouse keepers..........
they are no longer wizards but masters.

warren99
10-05-2007, 01:07 AM
Arwind Santos of Air21 Express faces bigamy charges.

thugpinoy
10-05-2007, 02:38 PM
Arwind Santos of Air21 Express faces bigamy charges.

Why and How??

ankle breaker
10-05-2007, 03:39 PM
Arwind Santos of Air21 Express faces bigamy charges.
is he married already?

DaveMap2007
10-05-2007, 03:45 PM
is he married already?

SM only.....just like Kenneth Duremdes did (cityhall was very close)

thugpinoy
10-06-2007, 12:11 AM
PBA to invite Arwind on bigamy raps
By Nelson Beltran

Air21 player Arwind Santos has been summoned by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) officer-in-charge Sonny Barrios to give his side on the bigamy and abandonment charges filed against him.

At the same time, lawyer Erwin Aguilera said Santos, a former FEU star who made it to the Mythical Second Team in his rookie season in the PBA last year, should face the same consequence suffered by the former PBA commissioner for committing the same offense.

Aguilera has twice written the PBA a letter of complaint citing Santos’ alleged immorality.

Santos is facing bigamy charges before the Pasig City Prosecutor’s Office while abandonment and demand for financial support were filed at the Batangas regional trial court.

“Actually, I had invited Arwind to a meeting but he’s abroad. I’ll invite him again to ask his position,” said Barrios.

Barrios, however, stressed that he’s considering the player innocent until proven otherwise.

“Since it’s already filed in the courts, let’s just wait the verdict. But in my book, Arwind is innocent until proven guilty,” said Barrios, adding, however, that he’ll also consult with league legal counsel Melvin Mendoza.

Aguilera said bigamy charges have been filed against Santos by his wife, Karyn Mae, before prosecutor Eva Portugal Atienza of Pasig City. In her complaint, the wife alleged that following their Sept. 24, 2005 civil wedding in San Juan City, Santos tied the knot eight days later with Yvette Aiza Gavieres in Pasay City.

Karyn Mae, who bore a daughter with Arwind, also filed an abandonment case against her husband before the regional trial court in Batangas City after the PBA player failed to provide support for leaving their home in January 2006.

Magnolia’s Danny Seigle and Ginebra’s Billy Mamaril are players likely to be summoned for figuring in a fight in their tune-up game Wednesday.

“We don’t condone player fights. I heard about it but not yet see the official report. I’ll check with our technical group,” said Barrios.

Meanwhile, board chairman Tony Chua said they’ll start working on the selection process for the next commissioner as he convenes the special selection committee Tuesday.

Chua said the first order is to draft the selection criteria as he meets other committee members Joaqui Trillo, Robert Non, Ricky Vargas and Lito Alvarez.

Barrios, the long-time PBA executive director, is working as commissioner on an interim basis or until the board finds the man to permanently take over from Eala.

Lebron23
10-07-2007, 02:59 AM
2007-08 PBA Philippine Cup Preview on ABC-5


October 7 (Sun), 7pm

Welcoat Dragons
Coca-Cola Tigers
Sta. Lucia Realtors
Air21 Express

October 10 (Wed), 7pm

Purefoods TJ Giants
Red Bull Barakos
Alaska Aces

October 12 (Fri), 7pm

Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
Magnolia Beverage Masters
Brgy. Ginebra Kings

JET007
10-07-2007, 05:04 AM
Thye should have use their PBL name Magnolia Wizards.........Is very long Beverage Master sound like warehouse keepers..........
another commercial team name... the magnolia wizards sound better...

warren99
10-08-2007, 05:14 AM
Brandon Cablay was traded to purefoods.
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Talk 'n Text lost all their tune-up games in South Korea.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd99/krngmrn/KTGLITES.jpg

warren99
10-09-2007, 02:09 AM
i saw the news about Arwind Santos yesterday in TV Patrol. :D

warren99
10-09-2007, 02:22 AM
Out of Town Games

Oct 20 (Dumaguete City) Purefoods vs. Talk ‘N Text
Oct 27 (Roxas City) Brgy. Ginebra vs. Welcoat
Nov 10 (General Santos City) Brgy. Ginebra vs. Sta. Lucia
Nov 17 (Tacloban City) Red Bull vs. Purefoods
Nov 30 (Ynares Center) 1st game Red Bull vs. Air21, 2nd game Purefoods vs. Magnolia
Dec 01 (Lucena City) 1st game Coca-Cola vs. Sta. Lucia, 2nd game Alaska vs. Brgy. Ginebra

- Defending champion Barangay Ginebra, Magnolia and Talk ’N Text are considered the top 3 favorites in the All-Filipino tournament.
- Magnolia and Talk 'n Text are the consensus favorites while the Alaska, Purefoods and Ginebra are the dark horses.
- Welcoat and Sta. Lucia are tipped to improve on their previous finish.
- The 10 teams play 2 rounds in the elimination phase with the top 2 teams automatically making the semis and the next 3 gaining early passage to the quarterfinals.
- The worst team is eliminated while the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th teams figure in the wildcard playoffs.
- The last 2 finishers in the tourney will be given a special handicap in the import-laced Fiesta Conference allowed to field 2 imports each.
- There will be a Christmas Day games again this year which will feature a double-header in Red Bull and Alaska in the first match while Ginebra and Purefoods collide in the main tiff.
- The league is going back to its Wednesday-Friday-Sunday schedule with Saturday serving as the playdate for out-of-town games.
- There are also plans to play outside the country probably one in the Middle East and Singapore but this might happen in the 2nd conference of the season.
- The season’s new theme “Laban ng mga Bida”
- The Fiesta Cup set to start on Easter Sunday March 23, 2008.

Lebron23
10-09-2007, 03:19 AM
Cablay goes to Purefoods


By: Rey Joble
People's Journal
October 9, 2007

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Versatile guard Brandon Cablay, the small man with a big package, is the newest Giant in Purefoods.

Cablay’s transfer was formalized yesterday after months of speculations.

The 5-11, Fil-Am guard will fill in the void left by Noy Castillo, who injured his toe during the pre-season.

“He was introduced to the team kanina and I think he will play a valuable role for us,” Purefoods coach Ryan Gregorio told People’s Tonight. “He’s a versatile player and I think he can help us on both guard spots.”

Cablay was taken in by Purefoods from Red Bull. He was traded to the Bulls in the off season as part of the package in the Larry Fonacier trade.

But with the Bulls already loaded with guards – Cyrus Baguio, Jojo Duncil, Celino Cruz, Topex Robinson and Junthy Valenzuela, Cablay may not shine as a player with a lot of potential.

With Purefoods, Cablay provides the kind of player Gregorio wants to have on his team – flexible, athletic and capable of playing solid on both ends of the court.

Meanwhile, teams in the coming PBA season were presented yesterday at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

Alaska, the Fiesta Cup titlist, parades an intact line-up and a beefier frontline.

San Miguel, already an explosive squad, has added more firepower while sister team Ginebra is expected to become the fastest gun in the tournament with the addition of two spitfires.

But the team out to make a strong, wide signal covering the entire season is Talk N Text.

“They have a deep bench and they have three starters returning in their fold,” Red Bull coach Yeng Guiao said, referring to the three national team members making their comeback this season.

“They managed to enter the championship round last conference even without these three players and now, they have no reason not to be up there.”

The three players Guiao was referring were Asi Taulava, Ren-Ren Ritualo and Jimmy Alapag, who are returning to help the Phone Pals nail the big one.

For Gregorio, the Phone Pals are indeed one of the two super powers aside from San Miguel.

“Definitely, they’re the top two teams in terms of manpower,” said Gregorio, whose team is out to reclaim the Philippine Cup crown. “They are capable of fielding in a strong five even those coming off the bench. But still, it’s not about who comes up with the best five, but which best five fits better.”

Fonacier’s entry coupled by the acquisition of Samigue Eman and Jonas Villanueva from the draft certainly made the Beermen the odds-on pick this season.

Of course, the Gin Kings, with the Fast and the Furious all set to make the season ablaze with their fiery brand of play and the inclusion of Kid Lightning Paul Artadi, will be more fun to watch this season.

The Aces have become bigger and better. Ken Bono and JR Quiñahan will play huge roles for coach Tim Cone’s squad’s quest for greatness.

http://twistedhoops.blogspot.com/2007/10/cablay-goes-to-purefoods.html

warren99
10-10-2007, 02:13 AM
Arwind Santos must settle his problem at the soonest time to avoid possible sanctions from a league that let go of its last commissioner over morality issues. He is accused of marrying two women within an eight-day span several years back.
PBA interim commissioner fined Danny Seigle and gave Billy Mamaril a stern warning after figuring in a fight in a recent tune-up game.

hawke12
10-10-2007, 02:23 AM
any news bout who's going to be the next Commisioner?

warren99
10-10-2007, 11:56 AM
Danny Seigle fined 10,000 for throwing 3 punches to Billy Mamaril.


Magnolia's Seigle fined for punching Ginebra's Mamaril

Danny Seigle was slapped with a P10,000 fine for throwing at least three punches against Billy Mamaril during a tune-up game Wednesday at the Green Meadows gym in Pasig City.

Known in the PBA as "Mr. Nice Guy" But as the saying goes:" There's always a first for everything."
Seigle was fined four days ahead of the 33rd season of the PBA which opens on Sunday, the league said in a statement.

The same statement said that the scuffle was witnessed by PBA technical chief Perry Martinez, who was at the gym to brief the players about the new rules which the league will implement in the coming conference.

Since both teams had the game taped, the Office of the Commissioner then reviewed the taped game, wherein a portion showed that after excessive physical jostling and elbowing exchange inside the paint with Mamaril, Seigle, without any provocation, threw at least three punches on the former.

It was during this moment that Seigle lost his temper, suddenly charging at Mamaril and throwing at least three punches that stunned the Ginebra forward, who was unable to retaliate.

"If not for the intervention of cooler heads and the inability of Mamaril to counteract Seigle's punches, the incident would have gotten worse," PBA officer in charge Sonny Barrios was quoted in the same statement.

Barrios said the offense would easily draw a stiffer fine and a suspension under the rules had the incident taken place in a regular PBA game.

"Since that infraction occurred during a practice game and not sanctioned by the league, we shall not apply the usual rules," Barrios told Seigle.

The league OIC spared Mamaril of any penalty since the Ginebra forward did not engage Seigle during the commotion.

thugpinoy
10-10-2007, 11:50 PM
Arwind Santos must settle his problem at the soonest time to avoid possible sanctions from a league that let go of its last commissioner over morality issues. He is accused of marrying two women within an eight-day span several years back.
PBA interim commissioner fined Danny Seigle and gave Billy Mamaril a stern warning after figuring in a fight in a recent tune-up game.


Is there any " Morality clause " in a PBA Player Contract??? i believe Jason Kidd had an " wife beater " issue.. but nothing happens.. as a result.. Nets went straight into NBA Finals..

Lebron23
10-11-2007, 05:01 AM
Air21 to Jaworski: Coaching job is yours for the taking

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by Noli Cortez
Malaya
October 11, 2007

The job is his for the taking—if the Living Legend wants it.

This, according to Air21 president and team manager Lito Alvarez, was the guarantee he gave former senator Robert Jaworski who is being courted by the Express to take over the coaching job from Bo Perasol.

"Basta ang sinabi ko sa kanya, any time na gusto niyang hawakan ang team, kanya ‘yun," Alvarez related yesterday, adding he talked to Jaworski before the latter left for the States last week.

"Ang sabi naman niya, ipatuloy na muna daw ke coach Bo (Perasol) and once na naayos na niya ang mga dapat niyang ayusin sa US, mag-uusap ulit kami ng formal."

The four-time PBA champion coach, according to Alvarez, is attending to various business concerns in the US, which explains why they can’t sit down long enough to discuss Air21’s offer.

This means Perasol will continue handling the Express, at least in the season-opening Smart Philippine Cup that kicks off this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

"Sabi ni coach Sonny, magaling naman daw si coach Bo at kaya niyang hawakan ang team. Ang sabi ko naman, ‘miss ka na ng mga (PBA) fans mo,’" Alvarez said.

For now, Air21 will remain intact, notwithstanding some tantalizing offers from some teams.

Talk N Text had reportedly offered one of its centers for a two-player combination among Arwind Santos, Ranidel de Ocampo or KG Canaleta.

Although his team needs a center to provide back-up for Homer Se, Alvarez said he needs more time to think about the Phone Pals’ proposal.

"Sa ngayon kasi, ang tingin ko masisiyahan na ang mga fans sa team namin. Mga bata kasi ang mga players namin, kayang-kayang ibigay ang klase ng Air21 game na fast-paced at pressure defense," he explained.

The Express will try to prove Alvarez right when they square off with Magnolia (formerly San Miguel Beer) in the lone opening game this Sunday.

saints13
10-11-2007, 01:09 PM
I read in the newspaper Danny Seigle was fined P20K for throwing 3 punches at Billy Mamaril during their supposed to be just a tune-up game :D

ctongco
10-11-2007, 01:16 PM
I read in the newspaper Danny Seigle was fined P20K for throwing 3 punches at Billy Mamaril during their supposed to be just a tune-up game :D


I think it was just Php10k. :)

saints13
10-11-2007, 01:18 PM
I think it was just Php10k. :)

yeah, I'm sorry, it was 10K. tnx for correcting me

thugpinoy
10-12-2007, 12:02 AM
Ex-Ginebra mentor revisits old haunts

Old Barangay Ginebra diehards surely remember the man. Rino Salazar, the first coach to handle the Ginebra Kings in the post-Robert Jaworski era, is in town for a short vacation after being away for almost a decade.

“I’m Sonny’s advanced party. He asked me to come home ahead of him to start scouting the other teams,” said Salazar in jest, aware that Jaworski has a standing offer to coach Air21.

Salazar, Jaworski’s deputy at Ginebra for the longest time, arrived Sunday from Alaska where his family is now based. He works for the Alaska Airline.

His very first destination a day after his arrival was the Green Meadows gym to watch the Gin Kings in their practice. His former assistant Allan Caidic introduced him to the players.

“I don’t know most of the players since only Jayjay Helterbrand was there during my time,” said Salazar, 55.

The former RP Youth player and Toyota Tamaraw rued missing the NCAA final between his alma mater Letran and San Beda but looked forward to watching some PBA games, specially the Ginebra-Red Bull tiff at the Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

A champion coach with a Reinforced Conference championship with Shell and a preseason title with Ginebra, Salazar said he misses coaching but doesn’t regret trying his luck abroad.

Salazar is still nursing an injured left hand he suffered during the recent fund-raising game among ex-PBA players in the US for the benefit of Rudy Distrito.

Salazar and Abe King are the top supporters of Distrito who is serving time in the US jail for manslaughter. – Nelson Beltran

warren99
10-12-2007, 10:16 AM
Barrios did not prepare a long speech for the opening rites. “It will be short and sweet. Siguro three sentences lang. I’ll just welcome everyone who will be there,” said Barrios.


Opening goes global

PBA officer-in-charge told BusinessMirror The Filipino Channel (TFC) will beam the two-hour extravaganza live in different parts of the world to cater the basketball-loving Filipinos abroad.
“I don’t know if this is the first time we’ll be doing that because I’ve been out for a while.Our opening ceremonies will be beamed live through TFC and it will be a great reward for our kababayans abroad,” said Barrios.
The TFC, the international television provider of network giant ABS-CBN, will broadcast live the opening ceremonies in major parts of the world like the Gulf States, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Europe.
Television hosts and comedians Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola of Eat Bulaga! will emcee the opening ceremonies, which will start at 4:30 in the afternoon.
Kyla will be singing the national anthem while Filipino world boxing champion Gerry Peñalosa and bowling great Paeng Nepomuceno have confirmed their attendance.
Barrios said Manny Pacquiao, who just arrived yesterday after winning the World Boxing Council (WBC) International super-featherweight crown against Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera, has yet to confirm his attendance.
After the ceremonies, which will have its traditional parade of teams together with their respective muses, Magnolia and Air21 square off in the lone game at 6:30 p.m..
Barrios did not prepare a long speech for the opening rites. “It will be short and sweet. Siguro three sentences lang. I’ll just welcome everyone who will be there,” said Barrios.
PBA board chairman Tony Chua of Red Bull will declare the 33rd season open. If he accepts the invitation, Pacquiao, together with Nepomuceno and Peñalosa, will do the ceremonial toss in the game between the Beverage Masters and the Express.

DaveMap2007
10-12-2007, 10:50 AM
Barrios did not prepare a long speech for the opening rites. “It will be short and sweet. Siguro three sentences lang. I’ll just welcome everyone who will be there,” said Barrios. Opening goes global

PBA officer-in-charge told BusinessMirror The Filipino Channel (TFC) will beam the two-hour extravaganza live in different parts of the world to cater the basketball-loving Filipinos abroad.
“I don’t know if this is the first time we’ll be doing that because I’ve been out for a while.Our opening ceremonies will be beamed live through TFC and it will be a great reward for our kababayans abroad,” said Barrios.
The TFC, the international television provider of network giant ABS-CBN, will broadcast live the opening ceremonies in major parts of the world like the Gulf States, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Europe.
Television hosts and comedians Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola of Eat Bulaga! will emcee the opening ceremonies, which will start at 4:30 in the afternoon.
Kyla will be singing the national anthem while Filipino world boxing champion Gerry Peñalosa and bowling great Paeng Nepomuceno have confirmed their attendance.
Barrios said Manny Pacquiao, who just arrived yesterday after winning the World Boxing Council (WBC) International super-featherweight crown against Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera, has yet to confirm his attendance.
After the ceremonies, which will have its traditional parade of teams together with their respective muses, Magnolia and Air21 square off in the lone game at 6:30 p.m..
Barrios did not prepare a long speech for the opening rites. “It will be short and sweet. Siguro three sentences lang. I’ll just welcome everyone who will be there,” said Barrios.
PBA board chairman Tony Chua of Red Bull will declare the 33rd season open. If he accepts the invitation, Pacquiao, together with Nepomuceno and Peñalosa, will do the ceremonial toss in the game between the Beverage Masters and the Express.



English please

rhk111
10-12-2007, 03:31 PM
It looks like the PBA opening will be a sold out affair. Went to an SM Mall a couple of hours ago to try to get a ticket for Sunday's opening & game, but sadly all Ticketnet reservations have been sold out already.

I guess I'll just have to be content watching it on TV.

ankle breaker
10-15-2007, 07:01 PM
It looks like the PBA opening will be a sold out affair. Went to an SM Mall a couple of hours ago to try to get a ticket for Sunday's opening & game, but sadly all Ticketnet reservations have been sold out already.

I guess I'll just have to be content watching it on TV.
as always, it's only the opening ceremonies that may become extravagant. the succeeding days will be dull and dusky.

RayV
10-16-2007, 12:20 AM
as always, it's only the opening ceremonies that may become extravagant. the succeeding days will be dull and dusky.

^Unless it's a BGK game of course...

ankle breaker
10-16-2007, 08:44 PM
^Unless it's a BGK game of course...
sometimes it is but not so often.

rhk111
11-15-2007, 02:55 AM
"Than" of Pex has come up w/ a blind item about PBA trade rumors. Below are my guesses (Note: The player names & teams are all out of guesswork & by no means necessarily factual):


Arwind Santos & Doug Kramer for Yancy De Ocampo & Renren Ritualo:

* I have reservations about trading Arwind, but maybe if the right offer comes along ....

* Doug is a good role player for the team, but if they can get Yancy for him, then so be it. Yancy has a lot of upside on both ends of the court, even if his stats are down playing behind Asi & Jay.

* I don't think Renren can be as, or more productive than Arwind, though. They're hoping Yancy's production will offset that, but its a bit of risk for me.

* Overall, I think "fair" 'lang', since the hope is that Yancy & Renren can lead Air 21 where Arwind & Doug couldn't.


Arwind Santos & Doug Kramer for Mark Telan & John Arigo

* Nope, I don't think so. Arigo has been sort of streaky at best. Telan's numbers are impressive, just don't feel he's worth an Arwind, much more an Arwind & Doug since he's getting his numbers from a losing team.


Arwind Santos for Cyrus Baguio & Carlos Sharma

* One player for 2, well, even if its Arwind Santos, it is an interesting proposition.

* "Sky-rus" & Arwind are both shooting poorly from the floor, but "Sky-rus" is shooting much better than Arwind, 60% to 48%, & averaging better points, too, 20 ppg to 18 ppg. Overall, I think both is worth each other.

* Carlo Sharma is a role player, providing good rebounding support (7.67 rpg) for Air 21's frontline. But I am absolutely horrified by his percentages from the floor, only 29.51%, considering he's a frontliner & is supposed to taking his shots nearer the basket. He needs to improve on those percentages a LOT. If not, he could be traded off later.


Arwind Santos & Doug Kramer for Sam Eman & Gabby Espinas

* Another interesting trade. But is Eman worth an Arwind? Not sure. Eman has lots of upside as an offensive Center, but just not sure he is worth an Arwind.

* Espinas is fast & tall, but I don't think he can be as good as Doug at this point, who's doing a good job off the boards for Air 21. Gabby is a project at best switching to no. 3, but a good risk, since he is a former NCAA MVP.

* Intal & Doug for Eman & Espinas is a nice trade, though. Intal's effectiveness has been very limited w/ Air 21, so he is "tradeable" at this point. But they would lose Dough's rebounding. Eman could match the rebounding, plus a whole lot of offense from the post. Espinas could be bonus if he delivers w/ more playing time.

RayV
11-15-2007, 03:33 AM
^Geez, If I were Air21 management I would consider Arwind as an untouchable because of what he brings to the table of Air21

I would possibly agree with the JC Intal + 1st round draft pick trade to Samigue Eman + Gabby Espinas... :)

Ranidel de Ocampo is making himself a trade option due to his lousy performances this conference.... :mad:

amamangloy
11-26-2007, 11:24 AM
How come DImaunahan is playing for COke already? Was there any trade involving COke and Air21??

rhk111
11-26-2007, 02:23 PM
From what I understand, Aries Dimaunahan's contract expired & was not renewed by Air 21, hence he went to Coke & got signed up.

We never a fan of Dimaunahan, 'nauunahan, e.'

thadzonline
11-26-2007, 02:37 PM
^Geez, If I were Air21 management I would consider Arwind as an untouchable because of what he brings to the table of Air21

I would possibly agree with the JC Intal + 1st round draft pick trade to Samigue Eman + Gabby Espinas... :)

Ranidel de Ocampo is making himself a trade option due to his lousy performances this conference.... :mad:

maybe trade option no more, De Ocampo put up a good showing against Talk n Text

ankle breaker
11-26-2007, 03:08 PM
maybe magnolia and TNT should swap players excluding the coach

trigun_08
11-26-2007, 04:51 PM
How come DImaunahan is playing for COke already? Was there any trade involving COke and Air21??


i know coke absorb the contract of aries d. from air21:)

protossdomain
11-26-2007, 09:30 PM
maybe magnolia and TNT should swap players excluding the coach

And produce the same results. >_<

warren99
11-27-2007, 12:39 AM
Asi Taulava of Talk 'n Text Phonepals was traded to Coca-Cola Tigers for Ali Peek and Coke's 2008 1st round pick.

rensquared
11-27-2007, 01:04 AM
Asi Taulava of Talk 'n Text Phonepals traded to Coca-Cola Tigers for Ali Peek.(?)

What???

RetiredJordanStopper
11-27-2007, 06:36 AM
there are speculations that Asi and Manong Derek have a bad working relationship hence the supposed trade...and there my be cash involved too....and Coke might bring back Chot Reyes as their new coach replacing Binky. Chot has a good relationship with Asi and vice versa.

thadzonline
11-27-2007, 07:30 AM
a draft pick is involved and that could turn out to be Gabe Norwood next year

jfol
11-27-2007, 08:48 AM
bad move for talk n text...even if asi is getting old but i think he still can dominate for 3 more years..they should have changed the coach not asi..if they are after for gabe are they sure that coke will get the first pick next year?this will be the start of the downfall of talk n text...

chokois
11-27-2007, 08:48 AM
YUP. probably they're eyeing on Gabe Norwood as the first Round pick for next year's draft. :-P Too bad, i wanted Gabe and Kelly to be on one team.

bolabasket
11-27-2007, 09:56 AM
which means, if Coke ends up last in this year's PBA, TNT will get to pick first next year. If they pick Gabe, the no. 2 spot will be loaded with Ritualo, Cardona, Aljamal...but Norwood can shift to No. 3 position...

gambitx
11-27-2007, 10:59 AM
definitely coke will improve with asi.... i hope they dont get the first pick next year so that tnt will see how bad their decission is...

saints13
11-27-2007, 11:17 AM
wow, Asi to Coke? well, it won't hurt TNT's line-up that much, they have other big men to step-up plus the addition of Ali Peek and a future draft pick is a good investment for the TNT franchise.

geo
11-27-2007, 12:17 PM
TnT should have traded other players rather then asi taulava, ali peek and the first round draft which may turn out to be norwood is not worth it. Asi give the difference in the center, and yancy de ocampo cannot take the position as well as asi could. peek is too short and if tnt will get norwood, man they are loaded with that kind of player. although norwood can play from 1-3 positons,the PG area is manned by alapag, SG by cardona and SF by washington. This is a bad move by tnt.

ankle breaker
11-27-2007, 03:35 PM
why trade ASI? TnT should have axed out derek pumaren. it's the players, it's the coach who needs to be replaced. this is now the start of the downfall of the TnT. until when they are going to realize that replacing joel banal with derek pumaren was a bad move. i just hope that karma will haunt pumaren and the rest of TnT management including frankie lim and MVP.

hawke12
11-27-2007, 04:32 PM
Actually i think the Tigers made a bad move because of the way their playing this season they may end up at the bottom... if thats the case then they'll have the 1st pick in the 2008 PBA draft which may turn out as Gabe Norwood... Tnt made a wise move.. but they have to pray that Coke we loss a lot games this season...

Thats what i think...

rhk111
11-28-2007, 12:44 AM
* One reason for Asi moving to Coke, is probably because TNT wants to free up its salary cap, which is likely to be at maximum, or even over right now w/ all the star players they have on the team (that's assuming Ali is earning a lot less than Asi, of course).

* Another reason, is that TNT is really loaded in the frontline. Aside from Asi, they have Jay Washington, Yancy De Ocampo, Don Allado & Harvey Carey, all of whom can play the frontline competitively. Now they may have lost Asi, but gained Ali & a 2008 1st round draft pick.

* An added reason, is that TNT might be interested in injecting youth in their lineup thru next year's draft. By getting rookies, they are looking at players who are of unknown quantity in the PBA, but hungry for recognition & also more reasonable in terms of salaries.

* Overall, I think its a good trade for both parties. Asi has probably 1-2 more seasons left in him. Coke was able to get a player who can make more of an impact on the team NOW, while TNT was able to get a good frontliner, plus a possible good rookie next year.

Alex07
11-28-2007, 05:41 AM
i just saw this on asia basket i guess tnt is on the losing end of this trade

onono1
11-28-2007, 06:14 AM
i just saw this on asia basket i guess tnt is on the losing end of this trade

Many people have read it on newspapers regarding this surprising trade between taulava and peek. Yeah, i think Talk n Txt got the losing end. Both of these center are aging, however, taulava still got the better number compared to peek. This trade shows that in professional basketball sports there's should be no loyalty involved, especially in the PBA, where business corporations are running the teams. Its business.

saints13
11-28-2007, 06:54 AM
i just saw this on asia basket i guess tnt is on the losing end of this trade

we'll just have to see ... :)

thadzonline
11-30-2007, 11:48 AM
that draft pick could turn out to be Jason Castro, Gabe Norwood or Solomon Mercado so I wouldn't say a bad trade at all

ankle breaker
11-30-2007, 03:30 PM
there is a new trade in the offing. derek pumaren traded to alaska in exchage of their utility man and statistician (the old man).

saints13
12-02-2007, 08:36 PM
there is a new trade in the offing. derek pumaren traded to alaska in exchage of their utility man and statistician (the old man).

ok yan pre! :D

translation:
you're too mean, but I like that proposal..mwahahahaha!!!

btw, TNT lost anew, Lordy's buzzer beater extended TNT's losing streak to 3.. now they are on the 6th..when will they finally realize to replace their head coach??? maybe when they suffer more losses..over and over again. :)

qnxt
12-03-2007, 01:53 AM
Having all the players in shape, ahead by 24 points but then Lost...

How sad,...Coach or player? I guess it's the coach. Who would you suggest to take charge. Me, I like Franz but I likely love him on our youth national Team. TNT must NOW realize that they need to have another Trades...heheheh lol...

bolabasket
12-03-2007, 04:23 AM
Old?
By Reuel Vidal

Age is just a number.

Thirty-five-year-old Jeff Cariaso and thirty-four-year-old Asi Taulava are proving that age is just a number as they played like they were a decade younger this past week in the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.

Cariaso led the Aces to two victories, first against Coca-Cola Tigers on Wednesday and then against the Barangay Ginebra Kings on Saturday.

On Wednesday, Cariaso had 26 points, 3 assists, and a rebound in 39 minutes of action on the floor, the most by any player in his team as he led Alaska to victory over Coca-Cola, 117-106.

He was even better against Ginebra on Saturday, scoring the crucial points as the Alaska Aces beat Barangay Ginebra at its own game, coming from behind to snatch the lead in the dying seconds and posting a scrambling, come-from-behind, 87-82, victory at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City.

Cariaso played like the original Alaska 4th quarter man, Jojo Lastimosa, as he scored a crucial triple to tie the mark at 82-all, then converted the marginal basket to seal the victory. Cariaso finished with 18 points.

* * *

As for Taulava, the TV panelists ran out of superlatives trying to describe his performance in his past two games.

Against Alaska, Taulava finished with 33 points, the most since his career-high 51 points three years ago, 17 rebounds and 1 assist. Coca-Cola lost to Alaska then, but with Taulava better adjusted to his teammates, the Tigers routed Sta. Lucia, 94-79, in Lucena last Saturday.

Taulava scored 26 points, grabbed 24 rebounds and issued 5 assists. He played more minutes than an import clocking 45 of 48 possible minutes.

Many questioned Coca-Cola honcho JB Baylon’s decision to ship Ali Peek and next year’s first-round draft pick to get Taulava. But if the past two games are any gauge, then it looks like Baylon came away with a steal when he got the PBA’s version of Shaquille O’Neal.

The Boston Celtics shipped seven players (that’s right seven players) to Minnesota to get Kevin Garnett and Garnett hasn’t been submitting as eye-popping numbers as Taulava’s.

Alaska coach Tim Cone was among the few who said that Coke made a good trade when they got Taulava.

“He [Taulava] changes the complexion of their team,” said Cone. “He single-handedly fatigues teams just like Shaq in the NBA. He opens up shots for other people because he commands double teams in the paint. Then you have to swing back outside to cover your man. It’s very tiring work.”

Taulava has always been capable of big numbers, but under Talk N Text coach Derick Pumaren he has slowly been relegated to the background, upstaged by flashier teammates like Renren Ritualo, Jimmy Alapag and Jay Washington.

The cheerful Taulava, never one to complain publicly, cheerfully soldiered on. And it came to a point where the team’s coaching staff felt confident enough to trade him probably thinking that his declining numbers were because of declining skill caused by his age. They were wrong.

Taulava’s value is not just on the playing court. He’s also a positive influence on the practice floor and inside the locker room.

Coca-Cola insiders say that when Taulava first showed up for practice it was like a cloud of angst lifted.

Taulava was joking and kidding around with the players before practice started and the positive air carried over into a productive practice that they players really seemed to enjoy participating in.

Pat Riley engineered the trade to get O’Neal and the Heat won an NBA title. I wouldn’t go so far as to predict that Baylon’s move will propel the Tigers to the Philippine Cup championship but I have no doubt that even after their horrendous 1-8 start, the Tigers will cut a swathe of destruction in the second round and still manage to advance to the playoffs.

Alex07
12-03-2007, 11:28 AM
Center: Asi Taulava

P.Forward:Sonny Thoss

S.Forward:John Arigo

S.Guard:Lordy Tugade

P.Guard:Alex Cabagnot

Bench:

Center:Carlos Sharma

P. Forward: Ervin Sotto

S.Forward:Elmer Espiritu (From PBL)

S.Guard:Gabe Norwood

P.Guard:Ron-jay Enrile

Guard-Ron-Jay Buenafe

Forward-Mark Isip

Guard-Mark Macapagal


this is my wishlist for the '08-'09 PBA season i hope this happens

JET007
12-03-2007, 12:51 PM
surpising trade...

thadzonline
12-03-2007, 02:46 PM
Center: Asi Taulava

P.Forward:Sonny Thoss

S.Forward:John Arigo

S.Guard:Lordy Tugade

P.Guard:Alex Cabagnot

Bench:

Center:Carlos Sharma

P. Forward: Ervin Sotto

S.Forward:Elmer Espiritu (From PBL)

S.Guard:Gabe Norwood

P.Guard:Ron-jay Enrile

Guard-Ron-Jay Buenafe

Forward-Mark Isip

Guard-Mark Macapagal


this is my wishlist for the '08-'09 PBA season i hope this happens

This isa star-studded wish for the Tigers lineup, and by the looks of it, with this lineup, Coke will be way over the salary cap

ankle breaker
12-03-2007, 07:13 PM
Center: Asi Taulava

P.Forward:Sonny Thoss

S.Forward:John Arigo

S.Guard:Lordy Tugade

P.Guard:Alex Cabagnot

Bench:

Center:Carlos Sharma

P. Forward: Ervin Sotto

S.Forward:Elmer Espiritu (From PBL)

S.Guard:Gabe Norwood

P.Guard:Ron-jay Enrile

Guard-Ron-Jay Buenafe

Forward-Mark Isip

Guard-Mark Macapagal


this is my wishlist for the '08-'09 PBA season i hope this happens
your wish will never be granted. this lineup is almost as potent as the national team.

MVBA
12-11-2007, 04:21 AM
WITH the knee injury to Jay-R Reyes, the Welcoat Dragons are looking South for some help. Let's just wait for the current MVBA conference to end.

trigun_08
12-11-2007, 05:42 AM
bro i just read in the news paper... blind item a very good pointguard is now on the trading list.... i think its jimmy alapag... becoz the exit of taulava they are searching for a good and younger pointguard....

ricodgame
12-11-2007, 01:19 PM
they should sign ABBY SANTOS or AL MAGPAYO or REY MENDOZA
or from MVBA - NAT CRUZ or FRANK NAILON

ankle breaker
12-11-2007, 04:49 PM
bro i just read in the news paper... blind item a very good pointguard is now on the trading list.... i think its jimmy alapag... becoz the exit of taulava they are searching for a good and younger pointguard....
alapag to air 21 for egay billones.:D

gambitx
12-11-2007, 10:44 PM
alapag to air 21 for egay billones.:D

I think egay is also in TnT?:D

donlyn
12-12-2007, 12:54 AM
bro i just read in the news paper... blind item a very good pointguard is now on the trading list.... i think its jimmy alapag... becoz the exit of taulava they are searching for a good and younger pointguard....
if it is jimmy .... they are going nuts?! :eek: jimmy is on his top of his game now.... maybe they should trade somebody... ( their coach ) :D

trigun_08
12-12-2007, 07:47 AM
if it is jimmy .... they are going nuts?! :eek: jimmy is on his top of his game now.... maybe they should trade somebody... ( their coach ) :D


yah your right dude!!! hehehehe

qnxt
12-12-2007, 07:52 AM
yah your right dude!!! hehehehe



TRading TNT coach? I doubt if any team wants it. What team? Better Replace not Trade. hehehe..lol

ankle breaker
12-12-2007, 02:42 PM
TRading TNT coach? I doubt if any team wants it. What team? Better Replace not Trade. hehehe..lol
sack the coach and the manager. they're not doing any good right now.

rhk111
12-18-2007, 01:26 AM
Gabby Espinas reportedly was traded by Magnolia to Air 21 for Air 21's 2008 1st Round Draft Pick.

Gabby is a gifted scorer, he has that ability to create his own shots, so I expect him to be more productive on offense w/ more playing time, & with better role on the team overall.

RayV
12-18-2007, 03:16 AM
Gabby Espinas reportedly was traded by Magnolia to Air 21 for Air 21's 2008 1st Round Draft Pick.

Gabby is a gifted scorer, he has that ability to create his own shots, so I expect him to be more productive on offense w/ more playing time, & with better role on the team overall.

Yahoo!! I almost saw that coming except that I thought of JC Intal and a 1st round pick for Magnolia in exchange for Gabby Espinas and Samigue Eman... :D :D

Good for Gabby since for a guy his caliber, he is just given almost no playing time due to the very deep bench of Magnolia....

rhk111
12-18-2007, 05:39 AM
http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30

PBA defers choice on commissioner
By Joaquin Henson
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

None of the three candidates for commissioner got the required minimum of six ballots after a 2 1/2 hour deliberation and three rounds of voting, prompting the PBA Board of Governors yesterday to call for a final election on Jan. 10.

But the choice is now down to either lawyer Chito Salud or business executive Lambert Ramos. SBP executive director Patrick Gregorio was dropped from contention in the first count.

The candidates made separate presentations of their plans and were grilled by the Board in the PBA office in Pasig yesterday morning. Gregorio, Ramos and Salud faced the Board in that order.

Attending for the Board were chairman Tony Chua of Red Bull, Ricky Vargas of Talk n Text, Ely Capacio of Magnolia, Robert Non of Ginebra, Merck Mondragon of Welcoat, Rene Pardo of Purefoods, Buddy Encarnado of Sta. Lucia Realty, Lito Alvarez of Air21, Joaqui Trillo of Alaska and Wally Panganiban representing J. B. Baylon of Coca-Cola. Officer-in-charge Sonny Barrios and legal counsel Melvyn Martin sat in during the presentations but were excused from the deliberations.

Under the league’s By-Laws, a two-thirds vote is necessary to install the commissioner. Only nine of the 10 franchises represented in the Board are entitled to vote.

“Although no decision was made on the new commissioner, we’ve moved ahead by leaving only two candidates,” said Barrios. “All three candidates are highly-qualified so it was no surprise the Board had difficulty in the voting. The candidates had excellent presentations. Mr. Gregorio proposed to bring the PBA to new heights. Mr. Ramos concentrated on marketing concepts and programs. Mr. Salud spoke about improving the product – the game itself.”

Salud, 45, described the selection process “interesting and eventful,” adding that it was like the system used by big private professional conglomerates all over the world in hiring executives.

“I’m just a nominee so I can’t comment on how the voting went,” he said. “I think the process is good and making a short list will give the Board more focus in zeroing in on the last two candidates.”

In his 20-minute presentation, Salud expounded on his plans to make the game more exciting for the fans and his impartial approach in guaranteeing fairness across the board, particularly in terms of officiating.

Salud assured the Board he would be a hands-on executive if chosen as the next commissioner.

Ramos, 56, said the postponement was an indication that the Board seems to be torn between a candidate with a general management background and a nose for business and a candidate with a deep understanding of the game.

“As I told the Board in my presentation, if they’re looking for a basketball technician, I’m not their man,” said Ramos who as Guam country manager for Budweiser, hosted Alaska, Shell and Purefoods in goodwill games in 1990-94. “I understand there was a heated, healthy, professional discussion before the voting. They’ve waited this long for a commissioner so I think a few more weeks won’t hurt rather than make a hasty decision that they may regret later.”

Ramos, a former director of sales at Alaska, made a 30-minute presentation which he called a radical approach towards a market-driven direction.

“I set the tone of my presentation by quoting from Peter Drucker, the management expert who identified marketing and innovation as the keys to success in business,” said Ramos. “It’s about understanding what the market wants without sacrificing the quality of the game. I think the PBA has a marketing problem and requires a marketing solution.”

Gregorio, 40, opened his 25-minute presentation with an MTV depicting basketball as “buhay ng Pinoy” with lyrics he composed with Noel Zarate. He explained his vision of synergy between the PBA and SBP.

During the questioning, Gregorio assured the Board of his impartiality despite his brother Ryan coaching Purefoods.

“Ryan became a champion coach not because of me and I think I was nominated not because of Ryan,” he said. “My parents taught me always to be fair and independent.”

jesronne
12-18-2007, 05:40 AM
nice trade... both teams surely benefit from this trade...

gambitx
12-18-2007, 02:23 PM
Gabby Espinas reportedly was traded by Magnolia to Air 21 for Air 21's 2008 1st Round Draft Pick.

Gabby is a gifted scorer, he has that ability to create his own shots, so I expect him to be more productive on offense w/ more playing time, & with better role on the team overall.


Finally!! I'm sure this will be good for the career of Espinas..I hope he would be rewarded with a lot of playing time in Air21..Looking ahead,who do you think Magnolia will draft nxt year?:D

rhk111
12-30-2007, 03:48 AM
Gabby, by the way, scored 14 pts. on 50% FG shooting, plus grabbing 9 rebounds in Air 21's game against MBM.

hawke12
12-30-2007, 11:25 AM
What Happen to Noy Castillo? is he Injured or has he Retired?

protossdomain
01-01-2008, 08:37 AM
What Happen to Noy Castillo? is he Injured or has he Retired?

Not being given playing time (?)

ctongco
01-01-2008, 03:14 PM
What Happen to Noy Castillo? is he Injured or has he Retired?


I've heard/read somewhere that he is currently injured. His injury is also the reason why Purefoods got Brandon Cablay.

ankle breaker
01-02-2008, 02:57 PM
What Happen to Noy Castillo? is he Injured or has he Retired?
he's injured and most likely will be his reason to retire. father time is catching him up.

bolabasket
01-03-2008, 01:28 AM
I've heard/read somewhere that he is currently injured. His injury is also the reason why Purefoods got Brandon Cablay.
who also is injured....:D

thadzonline
01-03-2008, 02:05 AM
he's injured and most likely will be his reason to retire. father time is catching him up.

father time is injured :D:D:D

rhk111
01-03-2008, 02:11 AM
Latest trade RUMORS, from an UNPROVEN source at PEx, "civicrs2k2":

* Mark Caguioa for James Yap
* 3rd or 4th team as conduit, probably Air 21 & TNT
* Also reportedly involved are KG Canaleta, PJ Simon, Mike Holper, Renren Ritualo, Doug Kramer, & future picks

bolabasket
01-03-2008, 02:38 AM
Other rumors....

James Yap and Kerby Raymundo for Mark Andaya
Topex Robinson for Harvey Carey, Renren Ritualo and Don Allado
Rafi Reavis and Billy Mamaril for Don Dulay...:D

rhk111
01-03-2008, 07:18 AM
Latest trade RUMORS, from an UNPROVEN source at PEx, "civicrs2k2":

* Mark Caguioa for James Yap
* 3rd or 4th team as conduit, probably Air 21 & TNT
* Also reportedly involved are KG Canaleta, PJ Simon, Mike Holper, Renren Ritualo, Doug Kramer, & future picks

Update: Very likely to be just a false alarm, confirmed as just plain rumors by more credible posters.

Almost no way a winning team like Purefoods will trade away their team's heart & soul, James Yap at this point since they are WINNING.

b3lowzro
01-03-2008, 07:28 AM
The reason why he's MIA

click to see it :P

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nPpKysUc2mw

ankle breaker
01-03-2008, 02:12 PM
The reason why he's MIA

click to see it :P

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nPpKysUc2mw
that's how it goes when a black man marries a black woman. it's free for all.

reamily
01-04-2008, 03:14 AM
Update: Very likely to be just a false alarm, confirmed as just plain rumors by more credible posters.

Almost no way a winning team like Purefoods will trade away their team's heart & soul, James Yap at this point since they are WINNING.


What you called the Ginebra now the "Brgy. Ginebra Gin Warriors "I will go now for ue this next season beacuse i think the team ng "masa" with obviously la salle and ateneo are team for the more elite. Ue players are exciting

nardong_putik
01-04-2008, 07:30 PM
Ramos is next PBA commish?



By WAYLON GALVEZ

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE Lambert Ramos will most likely be the next commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).


Sources in the PBA board of governors revealed yesterday that Ramos had met the required six votes to succeed Noli Eala as league commissioner.

Red Bull and Coca-Cola, which previously voted for lawyer Chito Salud, have reportedly decided to cast their lot in favor of Ramos, a relative outsider with little basketball experience.

Ramos also has the backing of Air21, Alaska, Sta. Lucia Realty and Talk ‘N Text.

The PBA board is expected to make the formal announcement next week, according to sources.

In their meeting last Dec. 17, the board, composed of team representatives, went through three rounds of voting with no candidate getting the required six votes.

The board adjourned its meeting with Salud leading Ramos, 5-4, after the third round.

Come D-Day, however, Ramos, the 56-year-old president of NEXTEL Communications, will get six votes.

"I think that’s what will happen next week," said another source, a close confidant of one of the team governors.

ankle breaker
01-04-2008, 07:42 PM
Ramos is next PBA commish?



By WAYLON GALVEZ

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE Lambert Ramos will most likely be the next commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).


Sources in the PBA board of governors revealed yesterday that Ramos had met the required six votes to succeed Noli Eala as league commissioner.

Red Bull and Coca-Cola, which previously voted for lawyer Chito Salud, have reportedly decided to cast their lot in favor of Ramos, a relative outsider with little basketball experience.

Ramos also has the backing of Air21, Alaska, Sta. Lucia Realty and Talk ‘N Text.

The PBA board is expected to make the formal announcement next week, according to sources.

In their meeting last Dec. 17, the board, composed of team representatives, went through three rounds of voting with no candidate getting the required six votes.

The board adjourned its meeting with Salud leading Ramos, 5-4, after the third round.

Come D-Day, however, Ramos, the 56-year-old president of NEXTEL Communications, will get six votes.

"I think that’s what will happen next week," said another source, a close confidant of one of the team governors.
we don't who he is. what company is he connected to previously, pldt, globe, or bayantel?

rhk111
02-04-2008, 05:50 AM
Taken from this website:

http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/02042008/sports03.html

Ex-Eagles on the move?

Larry Fonacier, meanwhile, is reportedly set to join the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants. Fonacier, the 2005 Rookie of the Year who played for Red Bull first before he was shipped to Magnolia at the beginning of the 2007-’08 season, is set to fill up what one source says is a thin line-up at the small-forward spot. Also, another former Atenean JC Intal is said to be on the move from Air21 to Barangay Ginebra. The player Ginebra will give up to get the rookie Intal is not yet identified. --With Rick Olivares

watiwawa
02-04-2008, 08:27 AM
it would be better for ginebra if they can get gabby espinas rather than intal.. gabby can play 3 and another inside player.... he is a hustle and can score player just like rudy hatfield...

ankle breaker
02-04-2008, 02:20 PM
ginebra should unload either billy mamaril or mike holper for ricky calimag. they a scoring forward as well as a good defender now that erick menk is ailing after some serious injuries. workload will then be divided between reavis, calimag and menk.

RayV
02-04-2008, 09:24 PM
Tsk... I would've been happier if he will be dealt to Magnolia for Sam Eman... but then again, if we get a Reavis or a Mamaril in return, it's still forgivable.... just don't give us Menk... :D

thadzonline
02-04-2008, 09:55 PM
Air 21 will be the 3rd team involved since SMC teams cant trade directly

my predictions:

Purefoods gets Larry Fonacier
Ginebra gets JC Intal
MBM gets Gabby Espinas
Air21 gets PJ Simon?

RayV
02-04-2008, 10:33 PM
Air 21 will be the 3rd team involved since SMC teams cant trade directly

my predictions:

Purefoods gets Larry Fonacier
Ginebra gets JC Intal
MBM gets Gabby Espinas
Air21 gets PJ Simon?

Huwat? Gabby back again to MBM? Funny.
Air21 doesn't need a PJ Simon when they have a Gary D.

Servinio
02-05-2008, 03:10 AM
Huwat? Gabby back again to MBM? Funny.
Air21 doesn't need a PJ Simon when they have a Gary D.
THERE is a PBA rule that states that a player cannot be traded back to his former team within a period of one-year.

If I remember right, that rule was enforced about a year or two ago when they tried to move Patrick Fran between Air 21 and Talk N Text or vice versa.

bolabasket
02-05-2008, 09:09 AM
Huwat? Gabby back again to MBM? Funny.
Air21 doesn't need a PJ Simon when they have a Gary D.
If I were Purefoods I wouldn't let go of PJ Simon. He's a certified scorer and penetrator. In fact, he's the 3rd go-to-guy behind Yap and Raymundo. I had nothing against Fonacier though.

ankle breaker
02-05-2008, 02:10 PM
don dulay for topex robinson
mac andaya for gilbert lao

thadzonline
02-05-2008, 10:24 PM
the trend in trades involving SMC teams makes me believe Air21 gets NOTHING!! :D:D

bolabasket
02-06-2008, 01:36 AM
the trend in trades involving SMC teams makes me believe Air21 gets NOTHING!! :D:D
they get publicity!

rhk111
02-06-2008, 03:27 AM
http://www.abante-tonite.com/issue/feb0608/sports_laykdatan.htm
(Translated)

No Smoke If There's No Fire

LAYKDATAN ni Zaldy Perez

How true is the news that 2 key players of Talk ‘N Text will be traded to San Miguel, the team where Chot Reyes started out in the PBA?

This is in relation to the news that the management is planning to turn the team into an all Atenean team as much as possible.

The 2 players who were rumored to be traded are Ren-ren Ritualo, who played for La Salle, & Harvey Carey, a Fil-am, in exchange for 2 Ateneans in Larry Fonacier & Enrico Villanueva.

Anyway, the news was killed right away by a statement from Reyes after he was asked by a sportswriter about this topic which has been going around the sports circles.

There is supposed to be no truth to the news, & that he intends to keep the current lineup intact.

Well, for the meantime probably since he just took over the head coaching job for the Phonepals & he needs to study the situation. Also, it may be that the news was leaked before anything was finalized, forcing the management to stop the negotiations.

As the saying goes, "there's no smoke, if there's no fire.”

Reyes said no teams have expressed interest in his players, save for MacMac Cardona.

This is just a speculation by "Laykdatan", but, I believe there were exploratory talks between San Miguel & Talk ‘N Text, but the Beermen didn't agree to the deal because they only got Villanueva & Fonacier recently.

It may also be that both sides did not agree to the terms and conditions of the trade.

Anyway, there's nothing impossible about the spreading news.

Manny V. Pangilinan, owner of the Phonepals & known number one supporter ng Ateneo Blue Eagles, while Reyes & board rep. Ricky Vargas are also Ateneans, so there's nothing bad about the trade if it was possible to do so.

My instinct says that the trade won't happen for now, or in the near future that's why Chot denied it, but people can expect that will likely happen.

thadzonline
02-06-2008, 06:54 AM
http://www.abante-tonite.com/issue/feb0608/sports_laykdatan.htm
(Translated)

No Smoke If There's No Fire

LAYKDATAN ni Zaldy Perez

How true is the news that 2 key players of Talk ‘N Text will be traded to San Miguel, the team where Chot Reyes started out in the PBA?

This is in relation to the news that the management is planning to turn the team into an all Atenean team as much as possible.

The 2 players who were rumored to be traded are Ren-ren Ritualo, who played for La Salle, & Harvey Carey, a Fil-am, in exchange for 2 Ateneans in Larry Fonacier & Enrico Villanueva.

Anyway, the news was killed right away by a statement from Reyes after he was asked by a sportswriter about this topic which has been going around the sports circles.

There is supposed to be no truth to the news, & that he intends to keep the current lineup intact.

Well, for the meantime probably since he just took over the head coaching job for the Phonepals & he needs to study the situation. Also, it may be that the news was leaked before anything was finalized, forcing the management to stop the negotiations.

As the saying goes, "there's no smoke, if there's no fire.”

Reyes said no teams have expressed interest in his players, save for MacMac Cardona.

This is just a speculation by "Laykdatan", but, I believe there were exploratory talks between San Miguel & Talk ‘N Text, but the Beermen didn't agree to the deal because they only got Villanueva & Fonacier recently.

It may also be that both sides did not agree to the terms and conditions of the trade.

Anyway, there's nothing impossible about the spreading news.

Manny V. Pangilinan, owner of the Phonepals & known number one supporter ng Ateneo Blue Eagles, while Reyes & board rep. Ricky Vargas are also Ateneans, so there's nothing bad about the trade if it was possible to do so.

My instinct says that the trade won't happen for now, or in the near future that's why Chot denied it, but people can expect that will likely happen.

trades with this kind of reasoning is not good for the league as it will only isolate other good players who are not alumni of certain schools

ankle breaker
02-06-2008, 03:54 PM
that's why an expansion of 2 teams can do good to the league and the players.

rhk111
02-07-2008, 12:23 AM
trades with this kind of reasoning is not good for the league as it will only isolate other good players who are not alumni of certain schools

I think it will make the PBA more exciting. I've always been a fan of Philippine collegiate basketball, sometimes even more so than the PBA.

As for alumnis from other schools, well, there's always the other teams where they can play for.

Below are the ADMU alumnis currently in the PBA:
Larry Fonacier
Enrico Villanueva
L.A. Tenorio
Olsen Racela
Paulo Bugia
Jec Chia
JC Intal
Doug Kramer

I hope I haven't missed anybody out. You could form a pretty good team in the PBA w/ those guys.

b3lowzro
02-07-2008, 01:04 AM
I think it will make the PBA more exciting. I've always been a fan of Philippine collegiate basketball, sometimes even more so than the PBA.

As for alumnis from other schools, well, there's always the other teams where they can play for.

Below are the ADMU alumnis currently in the PBA:
Larry Fonacier
Enrico Villanueva
L.A. Tenorio
Olsen Racela
Paulo Bugia
Jec Chia
JC Intal
Doug Kramer

I hope I haven't missed anybody out. You could form a pretty good team in the PBA w/ those guys.

You Forgot Macky Escalona and Magnum Membrere

trigun_08
02-07-2008, 03:34 AM
You Forgot Macky Escalona and Magnum Membrere

and wesley gonzales...............:D

ctongco
02-07-2008, 06:02 AM
and wesley gonzales...............:D

and Rich Alvarez.

trigun_08
02-07-2008, 06:59 AM
and Rich Alvarez.

and norman black hehehe:D

bolabasket
02-07-2008, 08:52 AM
and norman black hehehe:D

and chot reyes :D

trigun_08
02-07-2008, 12:20 PM
and chot reyes :D
and joel banal:D

b3lowzro
02-07-2008, 03:19 PM
and Rich Alvarez.

ohh we can forget about him, he aint productive compared to his other former schoolmates

Servinio
02-07-2008, 04:38 PM
I think it will make the PBA more exciting. I've always been a fan of Philippine collegiate basketball, sometimes even more so than the PBA.
Actually, the PBL wanted to cash in on the rising popularity of the NCAA and UAAP. The PBL tried to encourage tie-ups between schools and company's but the experiment did not pan out good enough.

First, a lot of good players were left out of rosters simply because they were not alumni of the partner schools who had priority.

Consequently, a lot of marginal players made it to the rosters just because they were members or recent alumni of the partner school varsity.

Finally, the fans who filled up the venue opted not to support their teams since the PBL is considered a commercial league. They have affinity with the school but not the sponsor company. Case in point is the thousands of empty seats at the old Makati Coliseum years back when ICTSI-DLSU battled Hapee-ADMU.

Servinio
02-07-2008, 04:39 PM
ohh we can forget about him, he aint productive compared to his other former schoolmates
Richard Alvarez is currently recuperating from an ACL injury he sustained last year.

RayV
02-07-2008, 04:55 PM
Richard Alvarez is currently recuperating from an ACL injury he sustained last year.

Hehe, ever since Rich got out of Shell Turbochargers, he's been a huge bust IMO... made me realize that his ROY award was just a fluke and should've been given to James Yap instead... look at RBB, it looks perfectly fine even without him... :D

ankle breaker
02-07-2008, 06:00 PM
Hehe, ever since Rich got out of Shell Turbochargers, he's been a huge bust IMO... made me realize that his ROY award was just a fluke and should've been given to James Yap instead... look at RBB, it looks perfectly fine even without him... :D
and without enrico villanueva, larry fonacier and wesley gonzales too.

RayV
02-07-2008, 06:13 PM
and without enrico villanueva, larry fonacier and wesley gonzales too.

True, true... That's what makes me very impressed with Yeng guiao's system... :)

ramiscar
02-08-2008, 02:43 AM
True, true... That's what makes me very impressed with Yeng guiao's system... :)

And I think he should be the coach of our NT... Because of his system, he makes a team without superstars into title contenders.

ankle breaker
02-08-2008, 03:08 PM
the only hindrance is his other job. he's a vice governor and he can't be away for a long time because he has to preside the weekly meeting of pampanga's provincial board.

bolabasket
02-13-2008, 02:47 AM
Coke rejects TNT bid to get Asi back
Waylon Galvez

Just two months after unceremoniously dumping Asi Taulava, Talk ‘N Text tried and apparently, has failed to reacquire its former ace center from Coca-Cola.

The Phone Pals, who dealt Taulava to Coca-Cola in favor of Ali Peek, offered Peek and Mark Cardona for the six-foot-nine veteran center and rookie guard Ronjay Buenafe.

The Tigers’ reply was quick and short: "No way"

Without disclosing details, Coke board representative JB Baylon said there was indeed an offer from Talk ‘N Text, but they immediately turned it down.

"I called it a not-so-Smart offer," Baylon said in a text message.

To illustrate how important Taulava is to the Tigers, Baylon said, perhaps jestingly, that they will only let go of the former Most Valuable Player if the Phone Pals include Manny Pangilinan’s majority ownership of PLDT and Smart Communications stocks.

Last week, newly-appointed Phone Pals coach Chot Reyes expressed his wish to have Taulava back in the TNT lineup. That sent TNT operatives working through the Pals lineup trying to assemble the most acceptable package for Coke to give back Asi.

Sources said the Pals offered Peek, Cardona and a draft pick in this year’s Rookie Draft to get Taulava and Buenafe. But Coke did not bite.

Last November, Talk ‘N Text ended a nearly eight-year relationship with Taulava when it shipped Asi to Coca-Cola for Peek and a first round pick in this year’s PBA Rookie Draft.

Former TNT coach Derek Pumaren apparently had a hand in Taulava’s departure.

Ironically, it was Taulava who helped the Tigers eliminate the Phone Pals in the wildcard phase.

The Tigers went on to oust Air21 to reach the quarterfinals where they were swept by Alaska Milk.

To boost its frontline, the Pals are also reportedly interested in getting the services of either Dondon Hontiveros or Larry Fonacier from Magnolia Beverage.

"Kursunada kasi ni coach Chot ‘yung dalawa," said the source who asked not to be named.

"Larry is an Atenean like Chot while Don-Don played for him sa national team last year," said the source.

ankle breaker
02-13-2008, 04:18 PM
TNT management is sick and dumb? what the hell they are trying to prove? if i am asi, i will not return to TNT if he will be traded again back to them. that's a pathetic move for them. now they realized how important asi is. they could have traded don allado or yancy instead of asi. they are also the same caliber as ali peek.

Project_Olympics
02-14-2008, 11:23 AM
A Trade To Get Buenafe And Asi!!
Hahahahahaha!!!!
Coke Will Be A Fool Or Super Stupid If They Made This Trade!!

kerouac82
02-14-2008, 12:02 PM
Ed Picson has written in his column that TNT has acquired Gec Chia from Air21. Apparently, Chot Reyes wants a tall point guard to play back-up to Jimmy Alapag. Chia is around 6'1".

ankle breaker
02-14-2008, 02:56 PM
Ed Picson has written in his column that TNT has acquired Gec Chia from Air21. Apparently, Chot Reyes wants a tall point guard to play back-up to Jimmy Alapag. Chia is around 6'1".
if that's the case, who was traded for chia?

RayV
02-14-2008, 09:19 PM
if that's the case, who was traded for chia?

Yeah, who??? Dammit, if that's a big man they're giving, then good, I'll be satisfied with this one... problem is they haven't got enough good big men to give away... I bet it's a draft pick...

JET007
02-15-2008, 12:15 AM
True, true... That's what makes me very impressed with Yeng guiao's system... :)
(hint, hint) NT coach...:)