Kia defends latest trade, prefers veteran talent over one rookie

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s just that the Picanto are looking for more seasoned players, according to the legendary coach.READ: Kia pleads for understanding: ‘Give us a chance to prove our philosophy’“Everybody that will come from draft might not have the necessary experience that we’ll be needing in molding a competitive team. Besides, I always believe that players that make it to the PBA are talented to make it to the pros.”Lipa said that the decision to trade the pick to San Miguel for a number of veterans fits more with what the Picanto’s wants to be “unconventional type of basketball” this season.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene New Kia team manager Joe Lipa and team governor Bobby Rosales. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netNewly appointed Kia team manager Joe Lipa is well aware of the talent his team will miss out on as the controversial trade involving the top pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft pushed through on Friday.But Lipa said he doesn’t mind losing one top-flight player if that means Kia will acquire veterans who will all embrace the mentality they are trying to inculcate going forward.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “One man cannot spell the difference from a team winning a championship. But for us to have three to four veteran players who we believe isn’t only talented but can also contribute to the development of the younger players, we believe that we can be very competitive,” said Lipa Friday during a small chat with reporters at Azure Residences in Bicutan hours before the trade was approved.READ: PBA approves Kia-San Miguel tradeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Picanto acquired Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and a 2019 first round pick in exchange for their top pick this year, which is expected to be Christian Standhardinger.“Don’t get me wrong, Christian Standhardinger is a great player. I’ve seen him play and the boy has a big potential,” he said It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Sebastian moves up the stepladder, sets date vs San Beda Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Fruit vendor slapped with ganja charge

first_imgA 37-year-old fruit vendor was arraigned with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Principle Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday.Fitzroy Gibson of Alexander Street, Kitty, Georgetown denied the charge but admitted to ownership of the marijuana.The court was informed that the defendant was nabbed by Police in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with 5.8 kilograms (13 lbs) of cannabis after his mother, Donna McKenzie, of Colisack Street North Ruimveldt reported that he had brokenSome of the ganja that was found at the North Ruimveldt, Georgetown home on Tuesdayinto her yard and buried the narcotic.Police were taken to the address where she showed them two bulky transparent plastic parcels containing the illegal substance.According to Police facts, several parcels of the illicit drug was found hidden in a microwave. Another quantity was found buried in the backyard.As such, the vendor was taken into Police custody. The cannabis was weighted and amounted to 6kg 158g.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh opposed since there were no special reasons given for the accused to be given his pretrial liberty.Further, the court heard that the defendant provided several addresses to the police during their investigations. The prosecution’s submission was upheld by the Magistrate who remanded the man to prison.He will make his next court appearance on March 13, 2019.last_img read more