Here is a fast rundown of the recent news and rumors in the PBA universe.
NEWS F*ck!ng Love: Coach Yeng assure his squad that the a huge volume of curses is still on the way NLEX suffered a disgraceful defeat on the hands of Star. Coach Yeng made sure that they will feel it. And when asked about it, coach Yeng said, " Marami pa silang makikitang ganun, marami pa silang mararamdaman na ganun, and marami pa silang sigaw at murang maririnig sa akin, hanggang matuto sila... That’s how you build the toughness, mental toughness particularly. That’s how I take care of my players. I told them it’s up to them. ‘If you cannot handle this, the door is wide open. If you can handle this, then maybe you can learn something."
The second part was very interesting. It means, we can assume that the players that they will trade in the future did not managed coach Yeng's style. One thing for sure though, coach Yeng's style is proven.
Not yet a Beast: Calvin is not 100%, yet Alaska got their first W at the expense of Globalport and Calvin led them with his 22 points, 11 rebounds and 2 steals production. The amazing thing is “I’m okay but there are still times that it still hurts. But I need to play to contribute offensively and defensively.”
So, Calvin is already that productive but he is not a beast, yet. It will be interesting to see him, once he reach his 100% health.
Maybe this time: Jeric Teng will sign with Mahindra Jeric confirmed to Spin.ph that he will be playing for Mahindra this conference. The contract is not yet done but he is sure about playing in their game against the Beermen. He said, "They called me to practice with them. I practiced with them earlier. I think they wanted me to play this Sunday. Yun ang pagkakasabi sa akin."
It is easy to say that Teng is a bust because of what transpired in his time with the Elasto Painters but mind you, he is only 25 years old. He is still younger than some of the rookies this season. The potential is still there and the opportunity will finally be there.
RUMOR the reason behind?: Was James Yap traded due to political reason? Factuality Meter: 30%
According to the #1 source of rumors, one of the possible primary reason why Star traded James was his association with Francis Zamora. Zamora run for mayor-ship in San Juan and he bow down to Guia Gomez, part of the Estrada family.
Ramon Ang and the Estradas has been supporting each other for a while so the possibility is really there. But, the support of James to Zamora was not publicized that much. I am not even sure if majority of his fans knew about it. The possibility is there but I cannot buy it.