It wasn’t too long ago that speculations grew of San Miguel Beer rookie Christian Standhardinger being on the PBA trading block. After two impressive performances in the ongoing PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, all those speculations are likely put to rest.
The 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between the Barangay Ginebra Kings and the San Miguel Beermen at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra clash in a veritable duel of titans and both brace for a cutthroat battle in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-seven title showdown set to begin Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
With his eyes zeroed in on leading San Miguel Beer to another finals stint, June Mar Fajardo flashed his MVP form in the playoffs to capture his second Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award in the Commissioner’s Cup.
The PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals are set to get underway with the Alaska Aces taking on the defending champion San Miguel Beermen. This matchup should be something to watch although it will exclude one of the colorful players in Calvin Abueva.
Paul Lee registered his second Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award after leading Magnolia to back-to-back victories en route to securing a playoff spot in the Commissioner’s Cup.
Ginebra shooting guard Scottie “The Hustle Man” Thompson knows a thing or two about working his way to the top. At 24 years old, he is playing for one of the country’s most loved basketball teams and is already making a mark that he’s been dubbed one of the PBA’s fastest rising stars.
Renaldo Balkman got his wish to redeem himself with the San Miguel Beermen, replacing an ineffective Troy Gillenwater. For those who have been following the PBA drama, this was a foregone conclusion.
Renaldo Balkman’s lifetime ban is lifted although there is no clear picture as of yet on where he will play. Unless the unthinkable happens, the safest presumption right now is to see him land on one of the San Miguel Corporation squads.
So far, the attention over at the Barangay Ginebra camp is the return of Greg Slaughter. “Gregzilla” returns to action Saturday (Feb. 3) against the dangerous NLEX Road Warriors but his playing time will be controlled.