• Gilas still mulling Pogoy replacement in SEA Games roster

    first_imgThailand reports case of coronavirus from China “RR was really our best two-way player in terms of offense and defense. He’s a great defender, a great shooter, and he can create his own shot. He’s one of the up-and-coming premier players in the league. Eventually, he’s going to be a top-3 or top-5 player in the league.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next but he does have a shortlist of players ready to suit up for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Cone said the team will pick Pogoy’s replacement from Scottie Thompson, Greg Slaughter, or Art dela Cruz, who are still practicing with the team despite not making it to the original final roster.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“At this point, it’s obviously going to be Greg, Scottie, or Art because those guys are here and have been with us,” said Cone Thursday at Upper Deck Sports Center.“They’re doing the work and they know the system. It’ll be one of them, we just haven’t made a decision yet.” NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas GALLERY: SEA Games ice skating short program Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tim Cone has yet to name a replacement for injured wing Roger PogoyADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Pogoy will miss the Philippines’ bid for a 13th straight gold medal in the Games after sustaining a bulged disc in his back in TNT’s quarterfinals victory over Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Cone said they have to decide Pogoy’s replacement by Dec. 3, a day before they open their campaign against Singapore.The 2-way specialist is the second player in the Gilas pool to be sidelined from the team after TNT teammate Jayson Castro suffered a soleus muscle strain in late October.Cone said losing two guards who’ve experienced play in the Fiba Worlds is a big blow to the team especially with Pogoy and Castro having suited up for the Philippines several times over the past years.“Jayson is, of course, a premier point guard, you saw him play in the quarterfinals and he was amazing,” said Cone who even predicted a Best Player of the Conference award for Castro.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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