MANILA, Philippines – Before the 47th season of the Philippine Basketball Association, the first team to advance the staff was the perennial title contestant and spectator favorite Barange Ginabera.
On Tuesday, Jean-Kings agreed a deal with Terafirma to land Jeremiah Greek, the second overall pick in Sunday’s rookie draft, in exchange for Xavi Gomez de Liano and incoming sophomore Brian Enriquez.
Gray, who was drafted by the league’s Dormat Terafirma, is currently taking care of his knee in the United States, but head coach Tim Cohen says the 6-foo-5 forward is a small problem for the rehabilitation club, which is on a mission. Recover Philippine Cup.
“Jeremiah is a talent we are ready to wait for,” he told Inquirer shortly after the league officially cleared the shuffle.
“Reports are that he may be out of action for a full year from now, but he is young and we are an established team [that] You can wait, especially with the return of Stanley (Pringle), “he continued.
The cone was apparently high on Gomez de Liano, a young prospect working in Japan, shortly after Sunday’s event at Robinsons Place in Manila. But Gray had a very good offer to pass up.
“We really liked Xavi and thought he could play a significant role as a shooter for us, but Terafirma really liked him and requested him,” Shanku said.
“Brian is going to surprise a lot of people. He could be stolen in that trade. We’ll miss Brian. He was one of our toughest workers,” he added.
At Gray, the Crowd Darlings are getting an athletic 6-foot-5 forward who can be a great addition to their aging and sick pool of forwards.
Sydney Onoubere, Irwin Tolentino, Aljan Mariano, Jeff Chan are currently managing that position on behalf of Geneva. Jared Dillinger, 38, is still recovering from a knee injury, while Joe Devons, 40, was able to return to action at the end of last season’s Governor’s Cup final.
Gomez de Liano was also the director of the National Cage Program and one of the four players in coach Chot Reyes who was readily available for the role of Gilas.
Also being made preseason rice Converge and NLEX. FiberXers is sending its first-round pick Peak Road Warriors in exchange for No. 7 Peak Tyrus Hill and the rarely used forward Dave Mural.
Hill and Murrell are set to join the holdover from the last Alaska Aces squad, along with Geo Ambohot and Justin Arna, two of the tallest locals in this year’s Rocky Class.
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