PBA: Calvin makes Phoenix serious contenders

Paul Lintag on Sep 03, 2018 01:55 PM
PBA: Calvin makes Phoenix serious contenders
In a blockbuster trade during the conference break, the Fuel Masters got Calvin Abueva from Alaska for practically nothing and Phoenix proceeded to go for its best start in franchise history in the Governors' Cup, seeing a very early return of investment.

Phoenix is that team that always seems to be a couple of pieces away from actually contending in the PBA.

In the past, the Fuel Masters' lack of pieces contriubted to them underachieving or just completely flaming out of contention overall.

Now though, Phoenix finally got one huge piece that could help the team complete its puzzle.

In a blockbuster trade during the conference break, the Fuel Masters got Calvin Abueva from Alaska for practically nothing and Phoenix proceeded to go for its best start in franchise history in the Governors' Cup, seeing a very early return of investment.

Phoenix is currently 3-1 in the season-ending joust, with their only loss ironically at the hands of the Aces.

Calvin is fitting in just fine with his new team averaging 13.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 1.0 steal per game.

"Calvin brings intensity, he crashes the boards, he's relentless. He adderesses our immediate weakness which is an extra scorer," guard Matthew Wright said about his new teammate.

"There's toughness about him, he makes us serious contenders," he added.

Eugene Phelps, the team's resident import since 2016, feels like Calvin gives what Phoenix truly needs.

The change has been evident so far and things are finally looking bright for the Fuel Masters.

"I think Calvin is a big help," Phelps said of the Beast.

"He brings energy, that's what we're lacking. He brings intensity, he's always talking," he added.

 


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