Barangay Ginebra floor general LA Tenorio said having Stanley Pringle as part of the squad is “a blessing” given the abilities of the latter.
Acquired in a mid-conference trade that saw Sol Mercado, Kevin Ferrer, and Jervy Cruz all depart from Ginebra, Pringle has provided his new squad with what they had expected from him.
And with the playoffs on-going, Pringle is someone who can definitely help carry Ginebra into deeper stages.
But Tenorio admits it will still be an adjustment, especially with the small-ball line-up head coach Tim Cone has been experimenting with.
“It’s not easier. Madali siguro in a sense na hindi makaka-focus yung defense pero I think it is (a challenge) because we are not used to seeing this talented line-up,” said Tenorio of Cone putting him, Pringle, and Scottie Thompson together on the floor.
Nevertheless, Tenorio thinks it is a good problem to have, given that Pringle is one of the best players in the league.
“It’s a big adjustment for me and for Stanley most especially. But it’s a blessing for us. Mas gusto ko na na ganito yung magiging line-up namin. Easier, offensively, but defensively, chemistry-wise, wala pa kami doon pero we are getting there,” he said.
Game 2 of Ginebra and Magnolia’s best-of-3 series which Ginebra leads will tip off on Tuesday.