James Yap has the greenest of green lights to shoot, even when he's slumping

Paul Lintag on Jan 17, 2018 07:46 PM
James Yap has the greenest of green lights to shoot
James Yap's green light paid off for ROS Wednesday as the two-time league MVP dropped 20 points on 80 percent shooting.

James Yap has the greenest of green lights with Rain or Shine even though he's sometimes struggling on offense.

Head coach Caloy Garcia made that perfectly clear.

"I think everybody expects James to play well, but tao lang din naman siya," he said.

"Pero you know, what we want from James is to basically play his best. Whether he's in a slump, we still want him taking shots," Garcia added.

Being a two-time league MVP with over 10,000 points, James had earned his green light really.

And after a bad start to this season, where he only averaged 3.3 points in three games and shot 4-of-26 from the field, Yap finally got to get some shots in during Rain or Shine's 21-point win over Phoenix Wednesday in the Philippine Cup.

James fired 20 points against the Fuel Masters, shooting a blistering 80 percent from the field.

"Well ako keep working hard lang. Kung pangit yung last two games ko, last three games ata, huwag ka mawalan ng pag asa," Yap said.

"Pag aralan mo yung pagkukulang mo which is alam ko pagkukulang ko. I’m not 100 percent kumbaga sa kundisyon. Yun ang winowork out ko lagi," he added.

With him finally gettin a big game, James looks to build his confidence now on top of trying to achieve peak conditioning.

"Malaking bagay to. Sa lahat ng kumbaga, pinaghirapan mo sa papa-kundisyon, at least nagbubunga," he said.

"So pag-patuloy ko pa rin ginagawa ko or higitan ko pa para kahit papano masustain or tuloy tuloy na," Yap added.



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