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Monday, August 3, 2015

Gilas 3.0 Pool and My Final Roster Guess

The Gilas Pilipinas 'working pool', from where the final roster for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championships will be selected, has finally been released after a long wait. And instead of 26 names, it has 18 players, 16 of which are from the Philippine Basketball Association. So let's take a look at the pool and my guesses as to who would make the final cut.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Unwillingness To Lend Players To Gilas A Form of Silent Protest Against MVP?

The old ghosts of the past may be haunting Philippine basketball once again. Roughly two months before the FIBA Asia Championships in Changsha, Hunan Province, China, the Gilas Pilipinas team was still trying to get permissions to loan players from PBA ballclubs. It has also been rumored that Gilas head coach Tab Baldwin has had some challenging moments in some of his meetings with PBA team owners. Gossip is ripe that many PBA team owners are unwilling to lend players to the national cause or in some cases, only willing to lend one player per team.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MY PBA 2015 Draft Wish: Troy Rosario to an MVP-controlled Team

It has been rumored that PBA team owners are unwilling to loan several players for Gilas 3.0 specially the ones with expiring contracts. Rumor is spreading that this is because of the attempts of the MVP-affiliated teams to lure the loaned players in the past to their fold. Not unknown to most Gilas fans, Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) is the national team's biggest benefactor.