PBA: Playing with Terrence Romeo 'a process' for TNT
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 13, 2018 09:55 PM
TNT is giving Terrence Romeo all the time he needs to adjust
ANTIPOLO – Terrence Romeo turned in his most complete outing thus far in a TNT jersey on Sunday at the Ynares Center here.
The KaTropa's newly acquired guard tallied 17 points in 35 percent shooting, eight assists, and four rebounds.
The all-around game hikes up his conference averages to 14 points in 31 percent, 4.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds.
Without a doubt, those numbers are different from his per game counts of 19.4 points in 40 percent shooting, 3.1 assists, and 3.5 rebounds with Globalport.
However, TNT head coach Nash Racela is not rushing his newest star into anything at all. "You don't expect everybody to be at their best right away. It takes time," he told reporters after he, Romeo, and their team fell for the first time in the conference.
He then continued, referring to resurgent Philadelphia in the NBA, "Sixers nga e, process daw e."
For an example closer to home, Racela mentioned how dynastic defending champion San Miguel lost in its first game with highly touted top overall draft pick Christian Standhardinger. “Uno nag yung sari ni coach Leo [Austria]? Rome wasn’t built in a day because they are in the process of building their team,” he shared.
He then continued, “It’s the same with us. If San Miguel experiences that and they are the best team in the league, all the more us because we use them as the barometer.”
Without a doubt, Romeo will be better for his new team.
And with a better Romeo, the KaTropa will also be better, without a doubt.
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