PBA: Phoenix thinking big picture with injured Matthew Wright
Paul Lintag on Oct 12, 2019 08:55 PM
Wright has been playing sparingly during Phoenix’s last few games and while he told head coach Louie Alas that he can manage, Alas has chosen not to put his franchise player in any more risk. (PBA)
Phoenix still can’t get anything substansial in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, being stuck with a 2-5 record.
Worse, the Fuel Masters’ top local star in Mattthew Wright has been compromised with plantar fasciitis.
Wright has been playing sparingly during Phoenix’s last few games and while he told head coach Louie Alas that he can manage, Alas has chosen not to put his franchise player in any more risk.
Saturday against Northport, Wright started but only played six minutes.
“Nakikita ko he’s one step late sa lahat ng situation,” Alas said of Wright.
“Ayoko namang ma-aggravate yung plantar niya so I just gave him the rest. Kapag ganun yun, magpipilit nang magpipilit yun so baka lalong sumakit,” he addded.
Phoenix has almost two weeks of break before its next game and with a slim chance of still making the playoffs, having Wright healthy to end the conference is the best play for the Fuel Masters.
“Sakin iniisip ko na bigger picture,” Alas said of Wright.
“Pahinga ko na lang para sa mga future games namin,” he added.
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