PBA: Backup is on its way for TNT
Paul Lintag on May 18, 2018 08:04 PM
Joshua Smith is set to return to TNT.
Backup is on its way for TNT.
The KaTropa are set to be reunited with import Joshua Smith, the very same reinforcement that had the team in the Commissioner's Cup Finals last season.
After letting go of Jeremy Tyler, who was unimpressive in four games with TNT, team manager Virgil Villavicencio confirmed Friday that Smith will play in the KaTropa's next game on June 1.
The hulking import is expected to touch down in Manila on May 25.
Against the Blackwater Elite, TNT went All-Filipino but it hardly mattered as the KaTropa rolled to a 120-101 win.
Head coach Nash Racela also confirmed that Smith's team in Japan has been eliminated from contention.
That means unless out of the blue happens, Smith's scheduled should be right on track and he will be available when TNT takes on Columbian two weeks from now.
"To tell you honestly, si Joshua Smith had a stint in Japan. Based on his schedule, we’re really looking at end of May, so during the All Star break," Racela said.
"Yeah, they’re already out doon sa Japan. Right now, he’s available," he added.
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