Fajardo okay to be "forgotten" as long as SMB wins title
Paul Lintag on Jun 30, 2017 11:11 PM
After fouling out in Game 4, the Kraken was pedestrian in Game 5 against TNT, playing less than 25 minutes and scoring only nine points on top of five rebounds.
San Miguel is one win away from another PBA title, but lost in the Beermen's latest march to a championship is reigning three-time league MVP June Mar Fajardo.
After fouling out in Game 4, the Kraken was pedestrian in Game 5 Friday, playing less than 25 minutes and scoring only nine points on top of five rebounds.
He only shot the ball six times and during the fourth quarter, in San Miguel's crucial stretch to hold on for the win, Fajardo was sitting on the bench as head coach Leo Austria opted for a relatively smaller lineup against TNT.
Despite being "forgotten", Fajardo says he's okay about his team's recent adjustments, putting his full trust on Austria and his system.
"Okay lang yun, panalo kami eh. Kailangan lang namin magtiwala sa sistema ni coach. Yun game plan eh, nag-workout naman samin," Fajardo said.
With another title within reach, Fajardo is ready to continue taking a backseast as long as the Beermen continue winning.
Despite his status as the undisputed best player in the league, Fajardo remains content to put his team above all else.
"Kung kaya naman ni Charles [Rhodes] di ba, okay lang ako dun kahit magdasal lang ako sa bench," he said.
"Okay lang basta mag-champion kami," Fajardo added.
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