Craig out, Rice Jr. in for TNT in the Governors' Cup
Paul Lintag on Aug 15, 2017 04:06 PM
Glen Rice Jr. will replace Michael Craig as TNT's import in the 2017 Governors' Cup. (AP)
In a surprising development, Michael Craig is out as TNT's import in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors' Cup.
Confirmed by the league on Tuesday, the KaTropa have brought in Glen Rice Jr., the son of NBA legend Glen Rice.
Rice Jr., who played for the Washington Wizards from 2013 to 2015 and was the 2014 NBA Summer League MVP, will replace Craig who just played three games in the season-endin joust, leading TNT to a 2-1 record.
Craig, who has been in town since the Commissioner's Cup Finals where the KaTropa lost to San Miguel Beer in six games, averaged 21.7 points, 16.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game, including a triple-double in his conference debut.
Rice, officially measured by the league at 6'4", should take over for TNT starting this Sunday, Aug. 20, when the KaTropa face Rain or Shine at the Araneta Coliseum.
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