PBA Draft 2017 – 20171029

Photos by Winston Baltasar / Write-ups by Noel Zarate, Carlo Pamintuan, Charmie Lising, Chuck Araneta, Sid Ventura

 

Grading the 2017 PBA Draft (Part 1 of 2) by Noel Zarate

“Actually, ALL applicants to the 2017 PBA Draft were selected.

There were officially 44 entrants to this batch, but it was later determined that Jeremiah de la Peña (6’1” listed from “San Beda”) was deemed to have gotten through the screening process and was stricken from the official just after the PBA Draft Combine went underway.”
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/grading-the-2017-pba-draft-part-1-of-2#ixzz4x9DhdntR

Grading the 2017 PBA Draft (Part 2 of 2) by Noel Zarate

_S1A4470 PBA Season 43 Draft Picks

“Continuing with how our twelve PBA teams fared in the recently concluded 2017 Annual Draft, here’s the report card so far:

San Miguel: A+
NLEX: B+
Blackwater: A
Phoenix: A-
Alaska: B-
GlobalPort: A-“Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/grading-the-2017-pba-draft-part-2-of-2#ixzz4x9FT0GAn

 

SMB raring to pair first overall pick Standhardinger with Fajardo by Carlo Pamintuan

_S1A4569 Number one draft pick Christian Standhardinger with the San Miguel Beermen

“There was much talk surrounding San Miguel Beer’s acquisition of the top pick overall in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft from the Kia Picanto. There were negative comments on social media and even from other teams in the PBA as they felt that adding the number one pick overall to a team that is already loaded with the reigning four-time PBA Most Valuable Player and his three other fellow Beermen who are also part of the Mythical First Team would hurt the parity of the league.”

 

Phenom to NLEX: Kiefer Ravena begins PBA career with the Road Warriors by Charmie Lising

_S1A4591 Coach Yeng Guiao with his prized draft pick Kiefer Ravena

“The PBA journey of Kiefer Ravena has finally started.

It took quite some time before the Phenom decided to make the jump to the pros. But the moment he decided to submit his name to the pool of rookie applicants this year, everybody knew that he’d be among the first lucky ones to be called on stage.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/phenom-to-nlex-kiefer-ravena-begins-pba-career-with-the-road-warriors#ixzz4x9K3HZZS

_S1A5135 The Kia brainthrust with third round pick Chris de Chavez

Kia looks to move on and embrace the challenges of the upcoming season by Chuck Araneta

_S1A5135 The Kia brainthrust with third round pick Chris de Chavez_S1A5135 The Kia brainthrust with third round pick Chris de Chavez

“The Kia Picanto coaching staff and players sat quietly during the 2017 PBA Draft at Robinsons Place Manila. Their seats were was further away from the stage, towards the middle. They made headlines heading into the draft after trading away their number one pick for the second time in three years, and they watched as Christian Standhardinger happily walked up the stage to meet the San Miguel Beermen, owners of the number one pick.”
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/kia-looks-to-move-on-and-embrace-the-challenges-of-the-upcoming-season#ixzz4x9LEnCO8

 

The engineer is now a King: ‘Ginhinyero’ Jett Manuel joins the Barangay by Sid Ventura

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“This time last year, Jett Manuel was winding down his collegiate playing career with the UP Fighting Maroons and was set to prepare for the civil engineering board exams. He had planned on joining the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, and the Fighting Maroons had even requested a special exemption for their team captain to allow him to join the draft even while he was still playing in the UAAP.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/the-engineer-is-now-a-king-ginhinyero-jett-manuel-joins-the-barangay#ixzz4x9OLiLKU

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PBA Governor’s Cup Finals Game 7: The Ginebra Kings are Champions again!

Photos by Winston Baltasar / Write-ups by JC Ansis, Charmie Lising, Sid Ventura

Repeat! Barangay Ginebra claims Govs’ Cup title for second year in a row by JC Ansis

“Champions again.

The Barangay Ginebra Kings successfully defended their crown after defeating the Meralco Bolts, 101-96, in Game 7 of the 2017 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup finals on Friday at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.”
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/repeat-barangay-ginebra-claims-govs-cup-title-for-second-year-in-a-row#ixzz4wlwhIl9K

 

Finals MVP LA Tenorio is Ginebra’s resident superhero by Charmie Lising

_P2A8574 LA Tenorio wins back-to-back MVPs

“In every PBA crown that LA Tenorio has won, he emerged as the Finals MVP.

It began in the 2010 Fiesta Cup when he was still with the Alaska Aces, and then he continued the Finals MVP tradition now that the Barangay Ginebra Kings have reigned supreme in back-to-back Governors’ Cup.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/finals-mvp-la-tenorio-is-ginebras-resident-superhero#ixzz4wlrIRCsZ

 

Tim Cone wins his 20th PBA title in front of 54,000 and he can’t wait to tell Erik Spoelstra  about it by Sid Ventura

_P2A8539 zoomed Tim Cone celebrating
“Tim Cone is the winningest coach in Philippine Basketball Association history. His latest – the 20th now for those keeping count – came Friday night at the Philippine Arena when the Barangay Ginebra Kings took Game 7 of the 2017 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup at the expense of the Meralco Bolts.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/tim-cone-wins-his-20th-pba-title-in-front-of-54000-and-he-cant-wait-to-tell-erik-spoelstra-about-it#ixzz4wlvcEBZv

 

Durham fails to accomplish mission, hopes to try again next year by Charmie Lising
_S1A3450 Allen Durham with an up and under past Greg Slaughter

“’It’s tough, it hurts.’

These were the sentiments of a visibly frustrated Allen Durham after the Meralco Bolts suffered another PBA finals loss at the hands of the Barangay Ginebra Kings.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/durham-fails-to-accomplish-mission-hopes-to-try-again-next-year#ixzz4wlwNMd4j

PBA Finals Game 6: Meralco Bolts stave off the Ginebra Kings, 98-91

Photos by Winston Baltasar / Write-ups by Chuck Araneta, Charmie Lising, Sid Ventura

Meralco hangs tough down the stretch, forces Game 7 vs. Barangay Ginebra by Chuck Araneta

“When it looked liked Barangay Ginebra would rewind the tape and conjure up memories of a thrilling fourth-quarter finish, the Meralco Bolts slammed the door shut on them.

The result? A Game 7 for the ages.”
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/meralco-hangs-tough-down-the-stretch-forces-game-7-vs-barangay-ginebra#ixzz4waPhfGjk

 

Collective effort: Meralco’s local crew shine in Game 6 – by Charmie Lising

_S1A2172 Reynel Hugnatan beats Scottie Thompson for the rebound

“Much has been said about Allen Durham’s extraordinary strength and awe-inspiring talent as he continues to be the most vital cog for the Meralco Bolts in the ongoing 2017 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup finals.

The back-to-back Best Import of the Conference, however, cannot do it on his own. He can turn supernova at any moment and score most of the points, but against a very tough champion team like Barangay Ginebra, a one-man show is simply not bound to work. Significant and consistent contributions from his teammates are badly needed.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/collective-effort-meralcos-local-crew-shine-in-game-6#ixzz4waRNekws

 

Black after Meralco forces Game 7: ‘These moments are where heroes are made’ by Charmie Lising

_S1A2273 Jared Dillinger with an uncontested three

“The battlecry for my team tonight was just to play on Friday. We just wanted to do whatever we had to do tonight to win this game to give ourselves a chance to do that,” the Meralco mentor said. “To be quite honest with you, this is where we wanted to be the entire conference. We wanted to put ourselves in a situation where we could win this championship.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/black-after-meralco-forces-game-7-these-moments-are-where-heroes-are-made#ixzz4waVvOnrA

 

Cone readies Ginebra for ‘best two words in sports: Game 7’ by Sid Ventura

_S1A1091 Tim Cone

“There was no repeat of last year’s Game 6 comeback as the Barangay Ginebra Kings fell to the Meralco Bolts, 98-91, in this year’s Game 6 of the Governors’ Cup Finals Wednesday night at the Philippine Arena. And while Tim Cone laments the wasted opportunity to finish off the Bolts and celebrate another championship, he’s been around long enough to know that the last win in a series is always the toughest.”

Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/cone-readies-ginebra-for-best-two-words-in-sports-game-7#ixzz4waZ6Tzdn

PBA Finals Game 2: Ginebra defeats Meralco, 86-76, with a thrilling 4th quarter comeback – 20171015

“Ice-cold all game long, LA Tenorio struggled to make an impact on a game that seemed to be swinging their opponents’ way.

But when Barangay Ginebra needed him the most, the reigning Finals MVP responded and dealt a knockout blow to the Bolts.”

 

All photos by Winston Baltasar

Recap by Chuck Araneta 
Read more: http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/tenorios-heroics-deliver-game-2-win-for-barangay-ginebra#ixzz4vpcydRRh

 

_S1A8763 Ginebra's Greg Slaughter battles for the rebound with Meralco's Allen Durham

Feature on Greg Slaughter by Carlo Pamintuan  http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/winning-title-is-only-goal-for-newly-crowned-bpc-greg-slaughter

 

_S1A8730 Former Ateneans LA Tenorio and Chris Newsome on the different sides now

Feature on LA Tenorio by Charmie Lising http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/the-hero-ginebra-deserves-tenorio-bails-out-the-kings-in-game-2

 

_S1A8548 Ginebra's Greg Slaughter wins Best Player of the Conference and Allen Durham wins Best Import

Write-up by JC Ansis                                      http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/ginebras-slaughter-wins-first-bpc-plum-meralcos-durham-named-best-import-anew

 

_S1A8870 Basketball legend Bobby Jaworksi talks with fans while Toyota teammate Francis Arnaiz watches the game

Feature on Bobby Jaworski and Francis Arnaiz by Charmie Lising  http://sports.tv5.com.ph/basketball/pba/article/iconic-duo-jaworski-arnaiz-show-up-as-ginebra-wins-game-2