Return of in-shape Andray Blatche boosts Gilas Pilipinas confidence

first_imgInterim bantamweight champ Reymart Gaballo expect tougher bout vs Japanese foe Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We’re getting there. We’re getting better chemistry. Andray’s getting more familiar with the plays. I think he’s very comfortable with the plays now,” Guiao said.“Again, we’re trying to keep everything simple. His time is really limited here and the players’ time is limited as well because they still have to contend with the PBA scheduling,” he added. “We just have to work with those limitations.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Andray Blatche on Coach Yeng Guiao’s coaching style: “It puts you in situations where you just play the game and just go off instincts and I like that.” #LabanPilipinas— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 6, 2019 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andray Blatche may not be able to spend much time with his Gilas Pilipinas teammates in practice but national team captain Gabe Norwood feels seeing the naturalized big man in top form was enough.Blatche had just participated in his first two practice sessions with Gilas on Monday and Tuesday and will only have on more training with the team on Thursday before returning to China on February 11.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img LATEST STORIES “It’s big just to have him and definitely to see him coming in the way he is. He’s shooting the ball really well in just a few days of practice and I think the guys feed off of that,” Norwood told“We have confidence coming in, seeing the way he’s playing, the way he’s approaching our team so it’s always good to have Dray here and I think he’s happy to be back also.”READ: As Gilas tries to gather players for practice, Andray Blatche gets used to new systemPressed for time, national team head coach Yeng Guiao had Blatche practice with Gilas assistant Caloy Garcia at Rain or Shine and Guiao at NLEX to get better grasp of the system Gilas runs.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title READ: Gilas Pilipinas practices with Andray Blatche for 2nd straight dayUnlike in the past where he showed up overweight, Blatche this time, came in ready to go and Norwood noticed it right away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubslast_img

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