PBA: Ginebra’s new weapon could mean trouble for the rest of the league

Paul Lintag on Jun 26, 2019 05:42 PM
PBA: Ginebra’s new weapon could mean trouble for opponents
It’s just matter of getting Pringle more comfortable with Ginebra. The Gin Kings have a new super weapon and they’ll utilize him for sure. (PBA)

Well, it looks like both Ginebra and Northport won the blockbuster PBA trade last week.

At least for conference with imports, the Gin Kings have perhaps the most explosive duo in the league in Justin Brownlee and Stanley Pringle.

If you’re looking for the most simple comparison, think Golden State’s Steph and KD but with a local twist.

“When you have two guys like that it’s like a Steph Curry and a Kevin Durant, I mean, who do you guard?” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said of his new power duo.

“That’s what we envision,” he added.

For the pair’s first game together — a strong win against NLEX in Batangas — Brownlee dropped 39 points while Pringle had a cool 16 on 60 percent shooting.

It’s certainly encouraging for Ginebra that Brownlee can still get his numbers and usual impact even with a new star alongside him.

Now it’s just matter of getting Pringle more comfortable with Ginebra. The Gin Kings have a new super weapon and they’ll utilize him for sure.

“We have to find different ways to get him in iso’s cause he’s such a great one-on-one player, and we have to find ways to get him in the post,” Cone said of Pringle.

“So there’s still a lot to [do]. Right now, he’s just trying to figure out where he’s supposed to be in the triangle, which is difficult when you only had a couple days of practice. But he’s a special player and he picked it up very well,” Cone added.

 

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