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Post by skyscraper on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:21 pm

Urbiztondo has long been a target of Al Chua




GINEBRA coach Alfrancis Chua is hopeful the acquisition of Fil-Am guard Josh Urbiztondo could bring additional outside scoring threat for the team as it prepares for its PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs encounter against second seed Rain or Shine on Saturday.

The outspoken mentor revealed he has long set his sights on the six-foot point guard, who played a vital role in San Mig Coffee’s Commissioner’s Cup title run a year ago before surprisingly being traded away to Barako Bull at the start of the new season.

“Dati pa yun (plans to trade for Urbiztondo). Eh ngayon lang natuloy,” Chua told Spin.ph just before the team held its morning practice on Thursday.

The entry of the Fresno Pacific product to the Kings, according to Chua, could bring in additional firepower to the team especially with injured superstar Mark Caguioa still weeks away from returning to active duty.

Urbiztondo’s defensive presence at the backcourt will also definitely be a big help to the team, while sharing the playmaking duties with LA Tenorio.

“Siya (Urbiztondo) ang makakapalitan ni LA sa point guard position. At the same time, makakatulong siya sa shooting at depensa. Everybody knows how he plays,” said Chua.

The Ginebra coach knows one loss to twice-to-beat Rain or Shine in their quarterfinal duel would mean another early vacation for the franchise, which is why Chua intends to maximize Urbiztondo’s strengths as he tries to help fill in the shoes vacated by Caguioa.

“Mas nagkatira na kami sa labas with Josh around. May reliever na si Mark at LA,” he added.

The 6-foot-1 Caguioa was averaging more than 22 points per contest before going down with an MCL tear on his left knee nearly a month ago during Ginebra’s game against Meralco.

Since then, the Kings had to rely on their bench, which saw unheralded players like Robert Labagala, Elmer Espiritu and even Mac Baracael play big roles in the team’s six-game winning run towards the tailend of the eliminations.

But back-to-back losses against top seed Alaska and Talk `N Text in their last two outings have relegated the Kings to No. 7 entering the playoffs.

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Source: spin.ph
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Post by garrett_jax on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:25 pm

buti na lang di natuloy ................
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Post by skyscraper on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:26 pm

^ gagi tuloy na to dba? hahaha
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Post by garrett_jax on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:38 pm

i mean kay miller at aguilar .................

pero ok din kapag natuloy, para itrade sa barako sila for future draft picks ......... ian sangalang, greg slaughter or ray parks ............
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Post by skyscraper on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:44 pm

wala ng kukuha ke Miller #1 choker lol.. Si Japeth! Mala Dirk! Mahilig sa tres! hayst
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Post by MR. FAST on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:33 am

Honestly lumakas ang team naten sa backcourt nga lang pero yung Frontline ganun pa din walang pinagbago yun pa naman ang mas kelangan naten
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Post by garrett_jax on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:36 am

next confy ............. limited mins na kay josh, dahil baka ibalik ulit si bozeman .............
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Post by ruxs_14 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:38 am

as much as possible ayoko sana ng guard ang makuha import ng ginebra sa governors cup... okey sana kung si brumfield ulet or bigman na 6'4" kasi bigman ang kelangan natin, at kapag kumuha tayo ng guard mababawasan ang playing time nila ellis,baracael,josh,La,mark and jj
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Post by MR. FAST on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:40 am

^ang kelangan ng ginebra legit scorer pano na kung mainjured ulet si MC? sino na next na aasahan nila sa scoring diba?
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Post by nolzky83 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:53 am

wag naman sana mainjured uli si mc47 hindi pa nga magaling eh injury na nman ano ba yan Dear Lord wag naman po sana mangyari...
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Post by skyscraper on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:43 am

sana nga gumana ang mga tres nya and mamasa sya
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