MANILA, Philippines—Buying and selling away a key piece is all the time certain to boost eyebrows, however NorthPort stated that transport Christian Standhardinger to Barangay Ginebra for Greg Slaughter was the membership’s initiative.
Batang Pier head coach Pido Jarencio stated Friday that the transaction was one thing that the group wanted to make.
“I’m okay with the commerce and truly we had been those that initiated it,” stated Jarencio in Filipino. “We made a commerce and it wasn’t a small one, actually. We traded one large man and we took in one other.”
Jarencio stated that they needed to get somebody who can dominate the paint for them and though Standhardinger can do this, he fully lacked rim safety.
“We noticed him return via his social media posts and we noticed that he was coaching and I’m truly joyful for him as a result of now that he’s again he desires to show one thing,” stated Jarencio.
“That’s why we made the transfer as a result of we noticed what we wanted in him.”
The Batang Pier had been lifeless final in blocks per recreation this previous convention with 6-foot-9 Standhardinger averaging 0.1 within the PBA bubble.
Even throughout his finest convention within the 2019 Governors’ Cup the place he was the Greatest Participant of the Convention, Standhardinger was at 0.1 blocks per recreation in 11 matches with NorthPort.
As compared, Slaughter’s lone Greatest Participant of the Convention run within the 2017 Governors’ Cup noticed him common 1.6 blocks per recreation.
“We had a 6’9” BPC earlier than and we’re simply exchanging him for a 7-foot BPC,” stated Jarencio.
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