Nash not satisfied with new import's PBA debut
Paul Lintag on Mar 31, 2017 08:17 PM
An NBA veteran, Greene scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in his first PBA game. However, in almost 37 minutes of play, he missed 21 attempts and only shot 32 percent from the field.
Playing his first PBA game and replacing Lou Amundson as TNT's import, Donte Greene didn't exactly impress.
Aside from picking up a win, he knew everything else didn't come according to plan.
"It was rough. It didn't go how I planned but we got the win and that's the most important thing," Greene said Friday at the KaTropa barely escaped Blackwater with a three-point win.
An NBA veteran, Greene scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. However, in almost 37 minutes of play, he missed 21 attempts and only shot 32 percent from the field.
"Shots weren't falling. It felt good, it just didn't go in. That was horrible. 9-for-28 shooting, that was terrible," he said.
"I'll get back on the gym on Sunday, get some shots up," Greene added as TNT has a full week before its next game.
Despite seeing his import struggle, KaTropa head coach Nash Racela assured that Greene will still have a longer leash than usual as he navigates his way in the PBA.
That doesn't mean he's satisfied at all though.
"You also have to understand that this is the first time he's played here in the Philippines. A lot of our imports, especially mga first timers, they really have to experience first-hand the kind of basketball that we have here in the Philippines. Marami diyan, ang thinking nila madali dito," Racela said.
"Personally, I'm not satisfied because I know he could give us more than what he gave today," he added.
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