Left ankle sprain sidelines De Aaron Fox

Sacramento Kings press release An MRI conducted this afternoon on Kings guard De’Aaron Fox confirmed that he sustained a left ankle sprain at the end of practice on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). He will be reevaluated in 3-4 weeks and his status will be updated as appropriate. A third-year guard and fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Kentucky, Fox has accrued averages of 18.2 points (.430 FG%, .333 3pt%, .710 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 0.8 steals, and 32.1 minutes per game in nine games (all starts) for the Kings during the 2019-20 season......»»

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Zion Williamson positive about a healthy return to Pelicans

  LOS ANGELES, USA – Zion Williamson, who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus two and a half weeks ago, says he is working out and trying to remain positive about his eventual return. The 19-year-old New Orleans Pelican forward and the first overall pick in the NBA entry draft doesn't ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2019Related News

Zach Collins ng Blazers, pahinga muna ng 4 na buwan

US – Mamamahinga ng apat na buwan ang Portland Trail Blazers forward na si Zach Collins matapos ang surgery sa kanyang dislocated na kaliwang balikat. Natamo ni Collins ang naturang injury sa fourth quarter ng Portland kontra Dallas noong Oktubre 27. Si Collins ay pangsampu sa overall pick sa 2017 NBA Draft. Remate News Team|FGDC The post Zach Collins ng Blazers, pahinga muna ng 4 na buwan appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsNov 6th, 2019Related News

No break for Baste s Bulanadi who is now headed to MPBL, PBA Draft

Allyn Bulanadi's time in San Sebastian College-Recoletos is over. Bulanadi's fifth and final season came to a close as the Golden Stags bowed to Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Tuesday at Cuneta Astrodome. Without a doubt, the long-limbed lefty gave his all in his last game in red and gold with 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three blocks. Still, he is sure he has much left in the tank as he takes the next step in his young career - playing for Basilan in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. In fact, Bulanadi will be practicing with the Steel for the first time on Wednesday. "Sa (November) 16, may home game kami against Nueva Ecija so siguro bukas, ensayo na ako. Wala nang pahi-pahinga, dire-diretso na," he said. While he will give his new team anything and everything he has, the 6-foot-2 forward also made it clear that he has another step in mind. As he put it, "Yung PBA, goal ko talaga yan so sinabihan ko na yung mga boss sa Basilan na baka ilang games lang ako sa kanila." He then continued, "Lulubusin ko pa rin naman lahat yun, yun ang promise ko, pero yung goal ko talaga, magpapa-draft. As he moves forward, Bulanadi is nothing but confident that his five-year career in Baste can speak for itself - especially his last season which has him very much in the running for a place in the Mythical Team. "Sana nasiyahan naman sila sa lahat ng ginawa ko. Unti-unti ko namang nakuha yung kumpyansa ko rito," he said. Nonetheless, he also knows full well all the weaknesses he needs to work on. "Siyempre, ibang level na yung competition nun. Puro malalaki na katawan dun so magpapalaki ako ng katawan konti tapos mental preparation din," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 5th, 2019Related News

Sotto: Draft committee report just a piece of paper sans Senate approval

"If the committee report is not forwarded to the plenary, that is just a piece of paper,” Senate president Vicente Sotto III said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 4th, 2019Related News

Report: Blazers Collins to undergo shoulder surgery staff report Portland's already thin frontcourt has reportedly suffered another blow. Jason Quick of The Athletic tweeted that Zach Collins will undergo surgery on the left shoulder that was dislocated during the Blazers' 121-119 win over Dallas last Sunday (last Monday, PHL time). Blazers forward Zach Collins will have surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder, sources tell The Athletic. — Jason Quick (@jwquick) November 3, 2019 The 10th overall pick of the 2017 Draft, Collins is averaging a career-high 28.7 minutes for the depleted Blazers, who are already without center Jusuf Nurkic. Any prolonged absence by Collins would leave Hassan Whiteside, Skal Labissiere and Moses Brown as Portland's only true big men. The Blazers, who advanced to the Western Conference finals last season, were 3-3, following a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

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World s biggest trade deal to be delayed to 2020 – draft ASEAN statement

BANGKOK, Thailand (UPDATED) – The signing of the world's largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders, delaying a deal craved by China as it seeks to temper the fallout from a painful tariff war with the US. The 16-nation  ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2019Related News

Kent Salado, Edgar Charcos throw names into PBA Draft hat

Kent Salado and Edgar Charcos, two of the top five point guards in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament, have entered their names for consideration in the 2020 PBA Draft. "Magpapa-draft na ako. Sana palarin," Salado said right after he wrapped up a remarkable run that spanned six years in Arellano University. As a Chief, the 5-foot-9 court general experienced a runner-up finish as well as a couple of semifinals finishes. In his fifth and final season, which was also his comeback from an ACL injury, he averaged 16.2 points, 5.7 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals. Now, Salado hopes to follow the footsteps of former running mate Jio Jalalon who has wasted no time translating his game for the Magnolia Hotshots. And of course, the 24-year-old is only glad to acknowledge that playing with Jalalon and being given the responsibility of replacing him after was a positive. "Sa akin, good thing lahat nang nangyaring yun," he said. For his part, Charcos is hoping to get boosted by a terrific two-year stint in University of Perpetual Help all the way to the rookie selection process. "Mag-aapply na ako for the draft," he said following his last game as an Alta, for whom he normed 12.5 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.3 boards in his second and last season. Before coming to Las Pinas, the 5-foot-8 playmaker spent two years with University of the East. It was only in wine and gold, however, that Charcos finally got the break to showcase his skills. If, by some chance, it doesn't work out in the PBA, the 23-year-old already has a contingency plan. "Kung hindi swertehin, sa MPBL ako," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 3rd, 2019Related News

Noodles, daing, sardinas mas mahal sa steak

WALA pang malinaw na panukala tungkol sa nais ni Health Secretary Francisco Duque na pagpapataw ng buwis sa mga pagkaing maasin at wala pang draft bill na ginagawa tungkol dito......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2019Related News

Warriors lose Stephen Curry to broken hand, look for answers

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — D’Angelo Russell has done this before, forced to take on a far bigger role just last season because of injuries in Brooklyn. And now the new Golden State guard must do it again with the absence of both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in a suddenly short-handed backcourt. Curry broke his left hand in a 121-110 loss to Phoenix on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) and it remained unclear a day later how long he might be sidelined, while Splash Brother Thompson could miss the entire season recovering from July 2 surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee that he hurt in a Game 6 loss in the NBA Finals that gave Toronto its first title. Curry underwent a CT scan Thursday (Friday, PHL time) but the team said it would have specialists evaluate the results before providing an update on his status. However long he is out, it hurts for far more than what he brings on the court. Curry’s presence in the locker room provides an example for the young Warriors, and he is their longest-tenured player and their oldest at age 31. It will be up to players like Russell and Draymond Green to help keep things afloat for the time being. Curry posted a smiling photo of himself, with the hand heavily wrapped, Thursday (Friday, PHL time) on his Instagram account with the message: “Appreciate all the love/texts/support all that ... Be back soon!”         View this post on Instagram                   Why him ????‍?? he’s like the truest & realist leader of this team always will be the heart & soul of the Dubs gonna be different without you @stephencurry30 ???????????? #GetWellSoon A post shared by GSWReign (@goldenstatewarriorsreign) on Oct 31, 2019 at 3:17pm PDT The two-time MVP drove to his left defended by Kelly Oubre Jr. and with Aron Baynes standing solidly in the paint trying to draw a charge. Curry leapt with the ball then came down head first landing awkwardly on his hands to brace himself from the court, with Baynes crashing onto Curry’s left hand. Curry grimaced in pain grabbing his hand then walked to the locker room with 8:31 left in the third quarter. Russell understands he faces a tall task. “Definitely trying to take on that leadership role and continue to get better every year with being able to lead guys on what I see and what I’ve been through,” he said. “It’s definitely a similar situation, but it’s going to be tougher. We’ve got a lot of young guys that are going to be forced to mature and step up, so I’m looking forward to it as well. ... It’s an opportunity. Go back to the drawing board with the team and the coaching staff, and see what we can do to prepare for each game day in and day out. The big thing I see is just opportunity for a lot of people.” In fact, Warriors coach Steve Kerr planned to gather his staff Thursday (Friday, PHL time) — the player development coaches have already been working on overload — for a serious meeting of the minds to figure out how to push ahead and what combinations might work going forward with so many men down. Golden State already was missing key big man Kevon Looney, who is dealing with a hamstring injury and scheduled to see specialists next week because of an “on-going presence of a neuropathic condition in his body.” Green tweaked his back Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), too. “It’s been a tough start for us on many levels, so we’re just trying to find our footing,” Kerr said. “This puts us in a tough spot, so we’ll assess it and go from there.” The challenge of putting a winning team on the court now seems daunting. What so recently featured five All-Stars in the same starting five is now a cast of mostly rookies thrown into action right away out of necessity — not the norm with these Warriors in recent years. They are 1-3 with two ugly losses — the Suns led 43-14 after the first quarter — at home in new Chase Center, where they are winless and hardly have that overwhelming home-court advantage that Oracle Arena provided night after night across the bay in Oakland. Many already consider it a lost season, with playoff hopes in the powerful Western Conference grim at best. “We just got to make up for it by playing hard and playing together, and making sure we’re together the time he’s out,” said rookie Eric Paschall, who made his first career start and scored a team-high 20 points against the Suns. Two players returned from injuries Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) to make their debuts with Golden State: center Willie Cauley-Stein and guard Alec Burks. General manager Bob Myers mentioned months ago this would be a rebuilding season for the Warriors in many ways. Now, Golden State might be lining itself up for a lottery pick in next year’s NBA draft. The Warriors’ recent fortunes also shed light on just how much must go right to win a championship, let alone reach five straight NBA Finals and capture three titles in four years. There are nine players age 23 or younger. “I don’t know how long it’ll take. It’ll take as long as it takes, I guess,” Myers said at media day. ”... I do know this: We believe that things take time to evolve, and we’re prepared especially with a younger roster to allow that to happen, and that’s the mindset that we have from a coaching staff, from a front office staff, is ‘let’s see how things are going before we make any blanket decisions or judgment on any of it.’ But we’re excited. I mean, look, we’re excited about the youth. We’re excited about the unknown. In years past we’ve had a lot of known, which has been fantastic, but this is different.” Notes: The Warriors on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) announced they have exercised the third-year contract options for the 2020-21 season on guard Jacob Evans III and forward Omari Spellman......»»

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PBA Draft: Suerte hopes to be lucky

Despite a brief UAAP stint, UE gunner Rey Suerte hopes to be lucky enough to crack the pro league......»»

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Gov’t regulating plywood amid imports influx

The government is looking again at including plywood among products under mandatory certification after imports of the construction material rose nearly four times since it was removed from the list in 2015. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Wednesday said it will draft a department administrative order (DAO) “if needed” to address the […] The post Gov’t regulating plywood amid imports influx appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2019Related News

2019 No. 1 overall draft pick na si Zion Williamson, hindi makapaglalaro sa pagbubukas ng 2019-2020 NBA regular season

TROY GOMEZ   HINDI makapaglalaro sa pagsisimula ng 2019-2020 NBA regular season ang 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick na si Zion Williamson. Ayon sa pamunuan ng New Orleans Pelicans, tatagal pa ng anim hanggang walong linggo bago tuluyang gumaling ang right knee surgery ni Williamson. Magugunitang inanunsyo ng Pelicans ang injury ni Zion bago […] The post 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick na si Zion Williamson, hindi makapaglalaro sa pagbubukas ng 2019-2020 NBA regular season appeared first on PINAS......»»

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Curry leads Warriors to first win, 134-123 over Pelicans

By Brett Martel, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stephen Curry had 26 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors won for the first time this season, beating the winless New Orleans Pelicans 134-123 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Draymond Green had 16 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists for the injury-riddled Warriors, who dropped their first two games by 19 or more points before dominating a Pelicans squad that was missing three injured starters, including top overall draft choice Zion Williamson. D'Angelo Russell added 24 points and Damion Lee finished with 23 for Golden State, which led wire-to-wire. Green's layup with 5:07 left put the Warriors ahead 128-99 before the Pelicans made an inconsequential run to make the final score look more competitive than the bulk of the game was. Brandon Ingram had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, who had not lost any of their first three games by more than seven points before being run out of their own building by the Curry and Co. The Pelicans were playing a second straight game without veteran guard Jrue Holiday, who has a sprained left knee, and also were without starting center Derrick Favors because of right knee soreness. First-round draft pick Jaxson Hayes had 19 points for the Pelicans, who struggled to make shots for most of the game. New Orleans went 15 of 47 (31.9 percent) from 3-point range and missed 10 of 22 free throws. J.J. Redick had a rough night for the Pelicans. The normally reliable veteran missed nine of 10 shots, including eight of nine from 3. TIP-INS Warriors: Glenn Robinson III had 12 points and nine assists. ... Kevon Looney missed his second straight game with right hamstring tightness, while Alec Burks (right ankle sprain), Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot sprain) and Alen Smailagic (right ankle sprain) have yet to make their season debut. Pelicans: Kenrich Williams scored 16 points and rookie Nickeil Alexander-Walker, picked 17th overall, had 15 points and nine assists. ... Veteran guard E'Twaun Moore did not play for a third straight game despite being healthy. UP NEXT Warriors: Host Phoenix on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Pelicans: Host Denver on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time)......»»

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Embiid scores 36 as 76ers top Hawks 105-103 to stay unbeaten

By Paul Newberry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 36 points, including the winning free throws with 5.3 seconds left, and the Philadelphia 76ers won their third straight game to begin the season with a 105-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). In a matchup between the last two unbeaten teams in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia made things tough for Trae Young and dominated down the stretch to deny the young Hawks their first 3-0 start in three seasons. The Hawks tied the game at 103 with 7.4 seconds left when John Collins tipped in a missed free throw by Young to complete a de facto three-point play after the Atlanta guard knocked down his first attempt from the line. The 76ers had fouled Young before he could attempt a tying 3, but the Hawks wound up getting the points they needed when Al Horford failed to block out Collins, who flexed both arms on his way back down the court. JC's GOT THIS ???????????????? — Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) October 29, 2019 After a timeout, Horford made up for his mistake by lobbing a pass to Embiid breaking free in the lane. Collins fouled the 76ers big man before he could get off the shot, but Embiid calmly knocked down both free throws. The Hawks had one final chance, getting the ball to 42-year-old Vince Carter sprinting along the sideline. He threw up a wild 3 that never had a chance, bouncing off the top of the backboard as the horn sounded. Tobias Harris had eight of his 13 points in the final quarter as the 76ers outscored the Hawks 15-5 over the final five minutes. Josh Richardson chipped in with 14 points, and Ben Simmons also had 14. But this was all about Embiid, who made 12 of 19 shots from the field — including a couple of 3s — and knocked down all 10 of his free throws. He also had 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Young, the first Eastern Conference player of the week for the season, had 25 points but was held to 7-of-20 shooting. Collins added 16 points and De'Andre Hunter 14, including a 3 from the corner that gave the Hawks a 98-90 lead. Philadelphia dominating the rest of the way. Young averaged 38.5 points in Atlanta's first two games. TIP-INS 76ers: Former Hawk Mike Scott was ejected in the second quarter for a flagrant foul on Atlanta's Damian Jones. Scott gave Jones a chest bump as the Hawks center was driving to the basket, sending him out of bounds. While the play didn't look especially egregious, officials upheld the call after checking the replay. Scott shook hands with Jones before leaving the court, stopping on his way to the locker room to give his wrist bands to young fans hanging over the railing. ... Embiid was a game-time decision after missing one game with an ankle injury. He certainly didn't look to be in any pain. Hawks: No. 10 overall draft pick Cam Reddish hasn't made much of an impact in his first three NBA games. He has a total of 11 points. ... Carter played only 10 minutes but was on the court for key minutes down the stretch. ... Rookie C Bruno Fernando had the first double-figure scoring game of his career with 11 points. UP NEXT 76ers: Return home to face Minnesota on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) before heading out on a West Coast road trip. Hawks: Head straight to Miami for the first of a home-and-home with the Heat on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The division rivals meet again Thursday (Friday, PHL time) in Atlanta......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 29th, 2019Related News

Markelle Fultz slowly regaining confidence with Magic

By Sekou Smith, ATLANTA -- You can see glimpses of it, flashes even, of the bounce and instincts that made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 Draft. It’s still there. The lift off the floor to battle with players four and five inches taller for rebounds, the behind-the-back, no-look pass on a dead sprint that a teammate couldn’t finish. It’s not as consistent as he might like it to be, not yet. And there are still those awkward moments, those times when he looks like he’s leaning back as he rises to shoot a jump shot or that hitch he’s worked so hard to eliminate from his form causes a momentary pause in his motion. He’s working through the process every moment and every minute on the floor. This is how it’s going to be for Markelle Fultz, at least for the foreseeable future. The restoration process the Orlando Magic guard is immersed in right now won’t be completed overnight, no matter how badly Fultz or the Magic want it to turn out that way. Patience is the key right now for Fultz because he still doesn’t play with the freedom his mercurial talent suggested he would when the Philadelphia 76ers made him the top pick. If it takes moments to rebuild the confidence lost throughout his struggles in his first two seasons in the league, so be it. There’s no added pressure from a Magic team that returns the core of a roster that won the Southeast Division last season and battled the Toronto Raptors in a first-round playoff series. “It’s like that, yeah, 100 percent,” Fultz said of the moments he’s experiencing now after having played in just 33 games in his two seasons with the Sixers. “But I put in a lot of work for this moment and I’m just glad to be on the court. But I’ve always had confidence, growing up where I grew up you always had to have confidence. You just got to have an edge to you and every time I step on that court I believe in myself and I believe in my teammates and I just go out there and play.” He acknowledged that playing off the bench for a team and organization that won’t pressure him to skips any steps in the rehabilitation process is the best place for him to continue plotting his course. And so far, so good, Fultz is the Magic’s third-leading scorer (12.0) behind Evan Fournier and All-Star big man Nikola Vucevic after two games. He wasn’t shy in the Magic’s 103-99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) at State Farm Arena. He took seven shots in his first 11 minutes on the floor, going 3-for-7 overall and 2-for-5 from beyond the three-point line. “I shot all my shots with confidence,” Fultz said after finishing with 12 points (4-for-11), three assists, three rebounds and no turnovers. “And it’s only a matter of time before they start falling. A few fell tonight and I’m just going to keep shooting.” Watching Fultz and second-year Hawks point guard Trae Young work against one another for the final four minutes at State Farm Arena Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) was an interesting contrast of how things can work when the circumstances are optimal, and when they are something far less than that. Young is already the undeniable leader of a young team in the foundational stage of their process. He’s in complete command of what Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce wants done, while still needing to smooth out the rough edges of his game as he continues to mature physically. Young's belief in his own abilities and what he can do on the floor, however, shines through in the way he plays. (Two games into this season he’s averaging 38.5 points and shooting 58 percent from the floor and 55 percent from beyond the 3-point line to go along with nine rebounds and seven assists). He put the game away for the Hawks in the final minute, driving past Fultz for a layup and then banking a three-pointer over Fultz’s outstretched arm with 25.1 seconds to play, back-to-back plays that had the crowd roaring and punctuated Young’s masterful 39-point, nine-assist, seven-rebound night. “We made two big mistakes on him in the last two minutes, things we had done the whole second half,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “We let him get away from a screen once and we went under once and he hit both shots. And those are mistakes you shouldn’t make." Fultz, of course, is still working on that part of his game. Clifford’s decision to go with him, instead of starter D.J. Augustin or former Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams, speaks volumes about the confidence being placed in Fultz this season. And if what he’s shown early on, both in training camp and the preseason as well as the Magic’s first two games, is any indication, those flashes, those bursts of the breathtaking play he’s capable of might stretch into something much more significant. “It shows the trust and it shows the work I put in,” Fultz said of Clifford's decision to go with him for those final four, crunch-time minutes. “And for me, it’s learning experiences. Every time I can step on the floor and learn and just be the best player I can be. And down the stretch, that’s one of the best times to be on the court, when all the pressure’s on you. I definitely learned a lot out there tonight being out there in that time. But again, it just shows the trust and shows that I have to keep working." Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 27th, 2019Related News

Northern Arizona Suns tab Anthony Lawrence II '1 overall in G League Draft

NBA G League press release NEW YORK – The Northern Arizona Suns selected Anthony Lawrence II (6-7, 210, Miami) with the first overall pick of the 2019 NBA G League Draft on Saturday afternoon. Throughout Lawrence’s four years at the University of Miami, the 23-year-old started 81 of 130 career games and averaged 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists. The Sioux Falls Skyforce drafted Trey Mourning (6-9, 220, Georgetown) with the second overall pick. The Texas Legends took Madit Tieny Dak (6-11, 200, South Sudan) with the third overall selection. The Westchester Knicks chose Tyler Hall (6-5, 209, Montana State) with the fourth overall selection and the Iowa Wolves selected Trevon Duval (6-3, 186, Duke) with the fifth overall pick. Hall, Cameron Lard (11th overall selection, College Park Skyhawks) and Alex Stein (12th overall selection, Canton Charge) headline the 11 of 28 first-round selections that appeared at the 2019 NBA G League Player Invitational in August at the Quest Multisport Complex in Chicago. Six International players from six countries were selected in this year’s draft, including three first-round selections: Madit Tieny Dak of South Sudan (third overall selection, Texas Legends), NBA veteran Hasheem Thabeet of Tanzania (18th overall selection, Fort Wayne Mad Ants) and Matt Kenyon of Australia (19th overall selection, Capital City Go-Go). NBA G League training camp rosters will be comprised of players drafted today, along with returning, affiliate, NBA Draft rights and local tryout players and cannot exceed 15 total players, not including players signed to NBA Two-Way contracts. Teams had to make a minimum of two player selections in today’s Draft and all players who were selected must be invited to training camp. For the ninth consecutive year, the Draft was conducted at the NBA G League headquarters in New York City. Full results from the 2019 NBA G League Draft are below:.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 27th, 2019Related News

PBA: Extra edge for Tratter after helping Aces beat his former team

Just keeping things real, Abu Tratter had a little extra oomph Saturday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup against Blackwater. The Elite got Tratter in a package from NLEX in the Poy Erram trade. However, Abu didn’t last one full season as an Elite as he was sent to Alaska prior to this conference for Carl Bryan Cruz. In matching up against his former team, the rookie out of La Salle played perhaps his best game for the Aces, using a fast start to finish with 18 points, six rebounds, and two steals in 33 and a half minutes. Alaska got the victory. “I mean just to see that they traded for me, and then to see me go, it was something that I took to heart,” Tratter said. “That’s what I’ve been working on with Alaska, just making sure I play my role but also improve. But today was a different story, today I wanted to prove myself,” he added. The no. 7 pick of last year’s Draft is slowly getting his groove with the Aces. The goal for Abu now is to keep building with Alaska. “I’ve been on the team for about two months now, so I’m getting accustomed to the system and my teammates,” he said. “Just making sure I do my job and improve as a player,” Tratter added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 26th, 2019Related News

PBA: Standhardinger hopes all is well for injured Bolick

Christian Standhardinger’s Northport debut in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup was a major win for him and the Batang Pier. Standhardinger got one over his former team in San Miguel Beer and Northport has a strong import upgrade in Michael Qualls, who dropped 40 points in his first outing. However, amidst all those great developments, the Batang Pier saw top rookie Robert Bolick hampered by some knee problems. Bolick hurt his knee in the fourth quarter against the Beermen following a bad fall. “Maybe I get controversial, but if I ould choose between Bolick getting injured or us winning the game, I would have chosen Bolick staying healthy,” Standhardinger said of his new teammate. “I’m just hoping, with all my heart, that he recovers early and that he’s going to be fine,” he added. Despite only playing one game together at Northport so far, Standhardinger, the no. 1 pick of the 2017 Draft, is already in awe of Bolick, the no. 3 pick of the 2018 Draft. Standhardinger hopes Bolick’s injury is nothing serious as the Batang Pier will bank on the star rookie to fulfill goals down the line. “Oh my god, this guy is so good. I just hope his knee is not messed up,” Standhardinger said. “He’s a great baskeetball player and the sky’s the limit for this guy,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 24th, 2019Related News

Top-ranked Munzon chases 3x3 Olympic dream, forgoes PBA draft

  MANILA, Philippines – Seasoned Fil-Am guard Joshua Munzon has officially taken his name out of the 2019 PBA Draft class in favor of chasing the Philippines’ 3x3 basketball Olympic dream on Thursday, October 24.  The country’s top-ranked 3x3 player will now join fellow stars Alvin Pasaol and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2019Related News