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  • magic_chiongson
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    Originally posted by k3ttch View Post

    Durham was released by Ryukyu so he'll probably be joining the Bolts this year. They just need another reliable world import.
    he's 35 and slowing down, shot under 50% for the first time in his career last season (43%). maybe he's still got a lot left in the tank if he moves into a new albeit familiar environment

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  • ja.he
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    Originally posted by IPC View Post
    MERALCO are amenable to another EASL stint.



    One thing they need to do now is rotate their players.
    Nenad likes that.

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  • k3ttch
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    Originally posted by IPC View Post
    MERALCO are amenable to another EASL stint.



    One thing they need to do now is rotate their players.
    Durham was released by Ryukyu so he'll probably be joining the Bolts this year. They just need another reliable world import.

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  • IPC
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    MERALCO are amenable to another EASL stint.



    One thing they need to do now is rotate their players.

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  • Giannis34GOD
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    Originally posted by reamily View Post
    Robert hiroshima lost isiaah murphy in bcl due to hagop rule what makes you sure fib awill allow hidge and brandon bates as a local...maybe thats the reason why pba isnt warm on joining the tournament..
    Possible that Banchero and Hodge will granted FIBA exemption... Because both already played more than 10 years in the league, Both have a case to give them exemption status by FIBA... Bates might be the ones who will not make the cut... unless they will use Bates as one of their world imports... Definitely you right about eligibility here in BCL.. That's why it is not enticing for PBA to join here.. The only good thing for BCL is the winner of BCL will play for FIBA Intercontinental cup, w/c is now hold by Al Riyadi.. Experience playing against top ball clubs in the world is a good exposure for any team who will qualified..

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  • reamily
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    Robert hiroshima lost isiaah murphy in bcl due to hagop rule what makes you sure fib awill allow hidge and brandon bates as a local...maybe thats the reason why pba isnt warm on joining the tournament..

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  • Giannis34GOD
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    Originally posted by IPC View Post

    I think Ginebra can, too. Complete lineup when healthy and with JB in tow, but they need an additional center who can protect the paint. TNT sana, but they screwed up with Mikey (who had been a massive part of their team), and I dunno how they can adjust. If they can get a go-to guy, they have a chance too.

    As for SMB, wala, they really need an adjustment in roster construction and tactics.
    Meralco beat Ryukyu once last EASL season and almost beat Seoul SK Knights... That makes them have a legit chance next EASL season... And i hope they will be the once who will represent PBA for BCL... Imagine Shabab Al Ahli made it to the finals despite not so good locals, Although they have 3 very good imports but that was not enough.. If Meralco was there last BCL, I think they can make it to the finals since Liaoning didn't treat that tournament seriously while KCC and Hiroshima were not complete because of unavailability of their key players...

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  • IPC
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    Originally posted by Giannis34GOD View Post
    Meralco is our best chance that will break the wall for PBA teams in EASL and BCL.. Their style is also fit in international level... SMB meanwhile despite their star studded roster, They will be beaten there since their style is not fit in international competitions... Never forget that they were beaten by Anyang by 55 pts... Pelita Jaya led by Brownlee can even beat this current SMB team...
    I think Ginebra can, too. Complete lineup when healthy and with JB in tow, but they need an additional center who can protect the paint. TNT sana, but they screwed up with Mikey (who had been a massive part of their team), and I dunno how they can adjust. If they can get a go-to guy, they have a chance too.

    As for SMB, wala, they really need an adjustment in roster construction and tactics.

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  • Giannis34GOD
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    Originally posted by IPC View Post



    I think SMB and MERALCO qualify outright. Looks like they'll be back.

    MERALCO just got a bad draw last year. Hopefully, they get chemistry, and with new additions and imports, they can get to the knockout stage. Practice player rotation between PBA and EASL too.

    As for SMB, they better rebuild their roster and rethink their tactics, or they will get grouped in the group stage (pun intended). That is, if they don't back out.
    Meralco is our best chance that will break the wall for PBA teams in EASL and BCL.. Their style is also fit in international level... SMB meanwhile despite their star studded roster, They will be beaten there since their style is not fit in international competitions... Never forget that they were beaten by Anyang by 55 pts... Pelita Jaya led by Brownlee can even beat this current SMB team...

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  • IPC
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    Originally posted by CoJ View Post
    Unless SMC begs off again.

    SMB better get floor spacers/3 and D guys, painful to watch SMB camping at the post,
    SMB do have floor spacers in Terrence, Cruz, Mo, Marcio, and Trollano. The problem lay in their defense. Unbalanced lineup, and their tactics on that end, hay.

    As for begging off, they might have an excuse because of the 3-conference format. I don't think we know that dropping players from the gameday squad is a thing if we need to rest our players. SMB are quite deep, they can drop one or two key players for rest if they're too tired. Same with MERALCO.

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  • Sikatrix
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    Originally posted by CoJ View Post

    Unless SMC begs off again.

    SMB better get floor spacers/3 and D guys, painful to watch SMB camping at the post,
    SMB has so many pieces for a passable farm team trade, just a question of who they want.

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  • CoJ
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    Originally posted by IPC View Post



    I think SMB and MERALCO qualify outright. Looks like they'll be back.

    MERALCO just got a bad draw last year. Hopefully, they get chemistry, and with new additions and imports, they can get to the knockout stage. Practice player rotation between PBA and EASL too.

    As for SMB, they better rebuild their roster and rethink their tactics, or they will get grouped in the group stage (pun intended). That is, if they don't back out.
    Unless SMC begs off again.

    SMB better get floor spacers/3 and D guys, painful to watch SMB camping at the post,

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  • IPC
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    Originally posted by IPC View Post
    Looks like two of SMB, Mags, and MERALCO are getting EASL berths this October.
    Originally posted by Giannis34GOD View Post
    I will not surprise if SMB declines to join EASL due to fatigue.....
    I think SMB and MERALCO qualify outright. Looks like they'll be back.

    MERALCO just got a bad draw last year. Hopefully, they get chemistry, and with new additions and imports, they can get to the knockout stage. Practice player rotation between PBA and EASL too.

    As for SMB, they better rebuild their roster and rethink their tactics, or they will get grouped in the group stage (pun intended). That is, if they don't back out.

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  • IPC
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    Originally posted by Giannis34GOD View Post
    I will not surprise if SMB declines to join EASL due to fatigue.....
    And the 3-conference format which goes on for 10-12 months. But still, the other teams don't lay down excuses. Chiba reached the semis of the B.League and the EASL. SK won the EASL and got to the playoffs of their domestic leagues.

    They have only TWO players in the Gilas pool. With two imports, they can manage. And if fatigue is an excuse, there's such a thing as a player rotation. You choose which games players sit out.

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  • Giannis34GOD
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    Originally posted by paolylo View Post

    Fair enough, I don't remember New Taipei playing Quincy Davis on their EASL games (they used Blankley) even though he was on the roster. The whole import/naturalized player situation messes up the dynamic to anyone idiotic enough to insist:

    a. one import, one team
    b. naturalized players are locals

    Ergo, the typical Barangay Ginebra dipshit on peysbuk who will not give an inch to foreign competition.

    On that note, didn't Meralco (who got embarassed in the EASL) just blow out Ginebra? Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't want to see Ginebra play EASL teams, I just want the best teams period. Even in European football, you have that issue when a Bayer Leverkusen-type club is on fire for the season but didn't qualify for the Champions League because of last season's standings. In the PBA, it's just a revolving door among either one of RSA's teams and/or one of MVP's teams.
    Meralco beat Ginebra... So that means they are deserve of EASL spot this October

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