MANILA, Philippines – The NLX is sinking into a tumultuous schedule in preparation for the new PBA season as the Road Warriors head to a three-day training camp in Bulacan after playing exhibition matches with two other teams.
“I think we are about 75 to 80-percent ready,” general manager and coach Ying Guiyo said on the club’s official website, “just before the start of the new season.”
The percentage that worries about the rest being ready could depend on Kifar Ravena’s play in the upcoming Philippine Cup, which will close the lid on the league’s 47th season, before he leaves again to return to a more profitable B after the conference. League in Japan for Shigar.
Ravenna’s return will not only boost the NLX backcourt, but also give Guiao some guidance on how to coach in Japan.
“We sometimes speak from a coaching perspective, asking him (Lexsters) what things we can apply here. He has a lot of input, “said Guiao. “I told him, in return, he (our coaching staff) would be able to gain more knowledge in coaching. That’s what we’re looking forward to, “he said.
For next week’s packing, the NLEX offers itself the opportunity to further integrate the great Justin Chua, whom the Road Warriors acquired in the middle of the last Governors Cup, as well as Calvin Oftana to reintroduce himself to the system.
Sophomore, who arrived in the same tournament, was ruled out due to a finger injury.
In the case of the Road Warriors, Ravenna’s return is still big news.
“Of course, we hope he can play, that he has come up with his own plan,” Guo said. “We know he has a chance to return to Japan. And I don’t know how to balance that. “
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