2013-2014 Philippine Cup Preview: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

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2013-2014 Philippine Cup Preview: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

Post by MR. FAST on Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:15 pm

2013-2014 Philippine Cup Preview: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel


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Team Mindset:  It’s about damn time!
It’s about damn time that Barangay Ginebra owns the “elite contender” status once again in the Philippine Cup. Yes, they’re pretty tough to beat during import-layden conferences. But when was the last time people expected them to be one of the two best teams going into a conference? When was the last time Ginebra was the favorite to win an All-Filipino Cup? When was the last time the BGSM franchise entered the Philippine Cup Finals? For that one, you’d have to go back more than six years ago when they beat the then San Miguel Beermen to cop the Philippine Cup.
Higher expectations came with the talent they just added thru the draft. Greg Slaughter is now the man in the middle and suddenly, Ginebra is billed as one of the few best teams going into the Philippine Cup. From starting Billy Mamaril, just a tough back-up center playing a starter’s role, now they have a legit starting caliber center — a seven footer that has a potential to be a total game changer. See, it’s all about expectations. That’s one of the main differences you have between a top contender and a flake-contender.
And rightfully so. Ginebra has had arguably the best backcourt tandem with LA Tenorio and Mark Caguioa. Now they have The Sampayan Brigade back to go with that. With Ellis, Aguilar and Slaughter, Ginebra should own the lengthiest frontcourt in Philippine Cup history. Just imagine the type of rim protection these guys have. The defensive potential of that frontcourt is just downright scary. BGSM can now be explosive on both ends and you normally say that with championship contenders. With the complete lineup they have now, they don’t have an excuse anymore the way they did pre Slaughter and Aguilar.
The “Where did that come from?” Player: Emman Monfort
We asked where the heck Monfort came from just last conference when he suddenly broke out with a point guard-friendly system at the Barako Bull — Breeder of Point Guards Who Will Be Traded to a San Miguel Team. And when he got so good, when we thought he will be Barako’s point guard of the future, we thought “Hindi ‘yan tatagal sa Barako.”
But “Where did that come from?” is used in a different context here. The question puts more emphasis on how BGSM magically copped Monfort — an elite pick and roll passer and arguably the best on-ball pressure defender thru 94 feet — from the Barako Bull Energy Cola. You remember when Josh Urbiztondo looked like an All-Star with the Energy Cola? Where is he now? You bet ya. He’ll be sharing back-up point guard duties with Emman Monfort. Needless to say, Monfort will disrupt offenses for Ginebra. I last conference how he singlehandedly changed games with his full court pressure D ala Mugsey Bogues.
The “Anyare bro?” Player: Dylan Ababou
Ababou is coming off of a long lay-off. Of course, there shouldn’t be much expected out of him coming out of the gates; but mind you, Ginebra will really need his scoring off the bench this conference if they want to be one of the top dogs. “Anyare bro?” will only be relevant with Ababou in a couple of weeks — maybe months —, when then, we should already have judgement whether he still has it after all the injuries.
Side-dish, please?

I won’t be going with a side story here. But I’ll give you a couple of things that you should expect with the Slaughter-Aguilar tandem on the defensive end. (1)Ginebra will be the best rim-protecting team in the league. Yes, you may argue that Slaughter only averaged above two blocks per game back in college. You may say that that’s too low for a seven footer playing against college kids at least five inches shorter than him. But that number was just an effect of a lot of players not even thinking of attacking the basket because of him. Then you had the shots he didn’t block but he did change. And we know what we’re getting with Japeth in terms of rim protection. (2)The tandem is overrated on defense right now. Japeth Aguilar is arguably the worst defensive big man at the post. I have seen too many power forward eyes light up when they realize they’re being defended by the NBA aspirant. And I would never forget how Sean Anthony scored at will on him down on the block. On top of that, you should also expect that many teams will exploit Slaughter’s slow feet by putting him in a lot of pick-and-roll situations. Back in college, point guards took the mid-range jumper all day when they came off picks because they were absolutely free and because Greg’s primary goal was to protect the rim. Expect faster, more explosive PBA guards with better accuracy from mid-range to put him at a bigger disadvantage on PNR’s.
Madame Auring says

Ginebra will bleed to get to the semis. Petron and TNT are clearly the two best teams in this conference. And then you have BGSM, RoS, SMC, and Alaska all grouped together as semifinal contenders. Out of these four teams, I’m predicting that SMC and RoS fall off in the quarters.
Bottom line is BGSM is good enough on paper to make the semis; and their fans deserve to go wild for them in the semis.

Source: Slamonlineph.com

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Post by betterhalf on Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:25 pm

sana mag champion tayo ngaun season

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Post by MR. FAST on Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:27 pm

Eto yung confy na magandang magchampion pero wish ko talaga na magchampion sila ngayong AFC pero prediction ko muna Semis lang mahirap umasa ng mataas

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Post by wnc19 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:07 am

as long as healthy lahat ng players natin, malaki-laki chance natin kabs, NSD!

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Post by ampogi on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:06 am

for us Ginebra die-hards, we belong to the top echelons in every confy and for this AFC, we are the top contender, what with the recent acquisition of Greg manning the frontcourt, Japeth improving on his defense, reactivation of Dylan, addition of Monfort, JR Reyes and Faundo, what more can we ask for? forget Petron, SMCM, TNT, ROS; it's all about us....

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Post by NSD Loyalist on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:47 am

Nice read. Ito yung matagal kong inabangan sa @slamonlineph. Pinaka huling article yung preview ng Ginebra. Saving the best for last.  

If you will also check the preview of @spinph, kada team may rating sila binibigay wherein 5-star is the highest. Only Petron and Ginebra got the 4.5 stars while Alaska, San Mig, Rain or Shine and Talk 'N Text got 4 stars.

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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:53 am

Sa current line up ng ginebra ngayon halos wala na tayong butas, although wala tayong legit post up player tulad nila Menk & Kerby pero time will come maipapakita din ni Greg yung mga low post moves nya..

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Post by raqui2101 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:41 pm

kabs fast si mamaril ba di ganun kagaling sa post up? o talagang pick & roll lang sya?

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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:51 pm

Ang laro ni Billy parang Japeth, parehas silang may tira sa labas..

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Post by wnc19 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:04 pm

pero di matatawaran ang post defense ni billy

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Post by raqui2101 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:27 pm

so wala nga talaga tayong post up player... sana si jr maturuan sayang lapad ng katawan eh...

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Post by MR. FAST on Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:57 pm

Maging consistent lang sa scoring sila Japeth & Ababou tiyak hindi na mahihirapan sila MC & LA sa pag score.
 
For Greg naman sana laging double double yung production nya (scoring & rebounding)..

For coaching staff naman sana this time wag mashado heavy minutes ang binibigay nila kay LA baka pagdating ng playoffs bumigay sha, mautilize sana ng tama yung dami nateng PG's.

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