2010 PBA DRAFT: WHAT THEY NEED - BRGY. GINEBRA KINGS


(Note: This is the fifth of ten installments)

Ginebra shopped a lot of players and they have bar none, one of the deepest rosters in the PBA today.

Unfortunately, they also have the most unstable.

While the fan favorites have the meanest backcourt in the league today, their big guys are considered one of the weakest. This is an area that they need to develop.

And unfortunately for them, the only decision they deem proper is by merely trading their players to other squads.


TEAM STATS:
PHILIPPINE CUP: SEMIFINALS
FIESTA CUP: QUARTERFINALS

DRAFT PICKS:
FIRST ROUND: SEVENTH, EIGHTH
SECOND ROUND: TWELFTH

CURRENT DEPTH CHART:
TOP 5: JAYJAY HELTERBRAND, WILLIE MILLER, RONALD TUBID, RUDY HATFIELD, ERIC MENK
RELIEF: MIKE CORTEZ, MARK CAGUIOA, JC INTAL, ENRICO VILLANUEVA, YANCY DE OCAMPO
OTHERS: CELINO CRUZ, JUNTHY VALENZUELA, SUNDAY SALVACION, WILLY WILSON, BILLY MAMARIL

WHAT THEY NEED:
Some teams need to shore up their rosters… but some teams need to trim down. Ginebra is a team that needs to be trimmed down! What they need is a dominant scoring big man and the only way they can get that is through trading for Asi Taulava. Enrico Villanueva’s confidence has been shattered (this is the first time since his rookie season that he didn’t score in double figures) and maybe they need to give him up to Air21 to claim either ELMER ESPIRITU or SEAN ANTHONY. Anthony is their choice but maybe it is crazy for them to think that he would still be available in the late first round. They could choose a slew of Willy Wilson-like clones are big men still available at this stage. Some of the notables include JOHN WILSON, MARVIN HAYES, FORD ARAO, PARI LLAGAS, GIO CIRIACRUZ, KHASIM MIRZA, and BAM GAMALINDA. But like I said earlier, they should just give these picks to teams that would use them properly because anything they get that’s not in the Top 5 will not work well for them.


Jong Uichico needs to figure out what he needs to do. While the good players pile in, their confidence is getting shattered by their unstable rotation. This is not the Jayjay Helterbrand/Mark Caguioa show anymore and that is scary because the Kings need these superstars to be their superstars in order for this squad to have the sense in things.

Maybe someone else needs to step up? Ronald Tubid? JC Intal? Mike Cortez?!?


Game over.

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