Gavina stands his ground, says he'd love it if Kia kept its pick
Paul Lintag on Oct 24, 2017 06:09 PM
"I'd love to keep it, but you know, there's some higher powers that be that might now agree." --- Chris Gavina on Kia's no. 1 pick in the 2017 PBA Draft.
As of right now, Kia still holds the no. 1 pick in the upcoming PBA Draft.
As of right now, top deputy Chris Gavina still has his sights on taking Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger with said pick.
Gavina has no idea though if he even gets the chance to take Standhardinger at no. 1 as the proposed trade between Kia and San Miguel, one that sends the Picanto's top selection to the Beermen in exchange for a haul of role players, is still pending at the PBA Commissioner's office.
"I can't confirm it," Gavina said of the trade.
"I'm learning just as much as everyone else as I read things and hear about things as well. I'm asking my management also, like, 'Is this true?' You just kind of wait it out and see what happens," he added.
It appears that everyone will have to wait until Draft Day to find out if the proposed trade gets approved or not so Gavina, for his part, is maintaining his stance.
He wants Kia to select Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger with the no. 1 overall pick of the 2017 PBA Draft.
"I'd love to keep it, but you know, there's some higher powers that be that might now agree," Gavina said.
"Me, I'm looking for the 6'8" guy. I mean, a lot of rumors going around about what's going to happen with our first-round pick. We really won't know until Draft Day," he added.
With the whole process of not knowing anything, Gavina couldn't hide his frustrations although he's still trying his best to maintain a professional attitude.
He says he's taking what he could get after all of this.
“On a scale of one to ten, maybe a twelve,” Gavina said with a chuckle regarding his frustrations.
“But in my position, you got to kind of live with what you can get sometimes and really just look to how we’re going to improve with what we have. It comes down to really development," he added.
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