Caelum Harris might be the most recognizable name and Jared Bahay might be the most sensational, but Jacob Bayla might just be the best of the bunch in 5-10 years. Continue reading Jacob Bayla – Gilas U16’s underrated gem
After a 16 month suspension, The Beast Calvin Abueva has staged a successful return to the PBA . Will it last? Let’s find out! Continue reading The Calvin Abueva Saga – You Could Call it a Comeback!
Photo from: PBA Images as seen on Foxsports.ph By: Bong Paredes Known for some of the most ludicrous and lopsided trades in the history of basketball, the PBA for once gave its fans as fair a trade as you’ll ever see. Ironically, the two players that were traded for each other were both part of the most ridiculous trades in recent years. In 2015, Moala … Continue reading Who wins the Christian Standhardinger for Mo Tautuaa trade?
by: Bong Paredes featured image by: SBP In my last article, I outlined the steps I thought the PBA should consider to prepare us better for the next 4 years. For this second installment, I will go through a high level overview of what I believe the SBP should consider. There is no way for me to outline everything without re-classifying this article into … Continue reading What should a National Basketball Program look like? (Part 2 of 2, Grassroots Development and Feeder System)
by: Bong Paredes Feature Image by: Businessworld Online There are now countless columns and articles on how the SBP should address our recent (FIBA World Cup) and current (FIBA Asia Women’s Cup) struggles in the sport of basketball. I even fell into a rabbit hole of YouTube videos pontificating about the same topic. I’ve seen a lot of good and not so good insights but … Continue reading What should a National Basketball Program look like? (Part 1 of 2, The PBA)
by: Bong Paredes It’s been a couple of weeks since Gilas’ FIBA World Cup debacle and a few days after three PBA teams underperformed in a field of 12 that included teams from the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and China in the recently concluded Terrific 12 tournament in Macau. The fact that we are part of the aforementioned basketball tournaments at the moment means that … Continue reading FIBA World Cup and Terrific 12 Takeaways
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?)
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)
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)