FIBA: Gilas unlikely for Parks with TNT contract up in the air

Paul Lintag on Feb 13, 2020 03:55 PM
FIBA: Gilas unlikely for Parks with no final TNT contract
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After playing less than a full conference with TNT, Ray Parks Jr. turned into basically a restricted free agent thanks to the two-conference deal he previously signed with his original team, Blackwater.

While the former no. 2 pick can basically sign with any PBA team, the KaTropa hold rights to first refusal.

No deal has been made public between Parks Jr. and TNT but the KaTropa are confident they can reach into an agreement soon.

"We’re still negotiating his contract. In the TNT side, we’re still negotiating," Gilas and TNT team manager Gabby Cui said regarding Parks Jr.

"I think we’re close so hopefully we can come to terms by the end of the week," he added.

With Parks Jr.'s contract situation, he's pretty much out of Gilas Pilipinas to start the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers.

Parks Jr. is included in the original 24-man pool against Thailand and Indonesia but he hasn't been to any practice as of Wednesday.

"No word on him joining Gilas," Cui said.


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