PBA: Diamon Simpson raring for third tour of duty for Alaska
Philip Matel on Jul 23, 2018 09:36 AM
As a last-second shoe-in for the NBA Summer League-bound Antonio Campbell, Diamon Simpson provide steady leadership and help Alex Compton weather the 'craziest' conference the tactician has ever had.
Busted lip and all, Diamon Simpson enjoyed his second tour of duty with the Alaska Aces.
Eight years removed since leading the squad to a title, even calling this year's Aces team better than that group of guys, Simpson's observation may have been a bit off but he surely did made the most for Alex Compton's wards.
As a last-second replacement for the NBA Summer League-bound Antonio Campbell, Simpson provide steady leadership and help Compton weather the 'craziest' conference the tactician has ever had.
"It’s really disappointing but it happens, they’re a good team, we just have to learn from it and get better. They’re a really good team, a lot of talent. We fought really hard so we can’t be too down," the American reinforcement reflected.
Playing hobbled, to which Compton described as 'playing on a leg and a half' for several games now, Simpson did his best to keep the Aces' Commissioner's Cup campaign afloat, recording 24 points and 21 rebounds in a lost cause against the San Miguel Beermen.
The lanky import however did not delve on his battered body, adding that most of the players in both teams played hurt.
Now that his stint with the Aces is over, all he wants now is rest for his injured foot, and a wish for next season, hopefully back here in the country.
"It’s hard to say but if it were up to me, I would like to come back."
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