Talk n Text is not losing hope though again in a fix, needing to pull a trick.
“Our team is no stranger to seemingly hopeless situations,” said coach Chot Reyes, hopeful they
can compete playing all-Filipino versus the B-Meg Llamados on Wednesday.
“I’d been up all night trying to get an import. No luck. Still we fight,” said Reyes as
they’ve suddenly found themselves import-less with Omar Samhan getting hurt in their last game
against Alaska Sunday.
Talk n Text has won its first two games in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with Samhan in tow.
The Tropang Texters put their unblemished record on the line as they tangle with the Llamados at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Reyes promised they would battle but admitted it would be tough beating the Llamados.
“We’re not even sure we can beat them with an import,” said Reyes.
The Llamados, among the teams with a formidable local lineup with a solid reinforcement, are seeking a third win in four starts.
They won their first two games versus Meralco and Barako Bull before suffering their first defeat at the hands of Petron Blaze.
A cause for concern for the Llamados was the recent pronouncement of Roger Yap’s agent/manager Ed Ponceja that the player wants to be traded, unhappy with the minutes he’s getting from coach Tim Cone.
It’s uncertain whether B-Meg top official Rene Pardo has ironed out the problem after a talk with Yap.
The hard-nosed Cebuano playmaker is now playing with reduced minutes as he has to split time with Mark Barroca and Josh Urbiztondo.
The Llamados are tough with James Yap and PJ Simon in the wings and import Denzel Bowles as the
backbone of their frontcourt.
Bowles’ problem is how to pace himself and manage his fouls. (SB)