Batang Gilas vs Argentina (FIBA U19 World Cup Game Review)

Photo from FIBA.COM By: Bong Paredes   Yesterday, I tweeted that Kai Sotto would run circles around Argentine big man Francisco Caffaro. While Kai statistically had better numbers across the board, Caffaro set the tone of the game from the very beginning. Caffaro was very aggressive and took the action to Kai. He used his heft and strength to get the jump on Sotto as … Continue reading Batang Gilas vs Argentina (FIBA U19 World Cup Game Review)

Batang Gilas vs Greece (FIBA U19 World Cup Game Review)

Photo from: FIBA.COM By: Bong Paredes For the first time perhaps in history, The Philippines’ U19 basketball squad is playing the top teams in the world. Having a pair of much-heralded big men like Kai Sotto and AJ Edu certainly aided in creating awareness and excitement in the local basketball community. It’s also a testament that we are on our way to true relevance in … Continue reading Batang Gilas vs Greece (FIBA U19 World Cup Game Review)

Next Wave of Gilas players (Who should be considered to join Gilas now?)

by: Bong Paredes After reading about members of the Gilas pool withdrawing from the team one after another, from Castro to Parks and now Scottie Thompson, I can’t help but be worried about the makeup and eventual performance of this team. The 2019 FIBA World Cup is just around the corner and while teams like Iran and Australia are getting most if not all of … Continue reading Next Wave of Gilas players (Who should be considered to join Gilas now?)

Part 2: Winners and Losers (Stanley Pringle trade)

photo by: PBA.ph   By: Bong Paredes A lot has been said and written about Ginebra’s acquisition of Stanley Pringle. When pressed for comments, coaches from both sides made sure to express how happy they were with new players got and displayed a lot of class in making sure that they pay tribute to the players they traded away, as they should. Does that mean … Continue reading Part 2: Winners and Losers (Stanley Pringle trade)

Stanley Pringle to Gin Kings (SMC did it again)

photo by: PBA.ph by: Bong Paredes On the heels of the recently concluded 2019 NBA Finals, we just witnessed how a very good and deep team like the Toronto Raptors can ascend to the title by adding a top 3 NBA player in Kawhi Leonard. Warriors fans can point out to the injury woes their team incurred but fact remains that this Kawhi led Raptors are the … Continue reading Stanley Pringle to Gin Kings (SMC did it again)