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Guiao looking at Cabagnot, Slaughter, Lassiter for Fiba qualifiers

first_imgSerena Williams returns in style at US Open Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “The game against Iran being on the 13th, it would mean leaving the country again on Sept. 9, or the 10th at the latest,” he said. “So there’s really little time to prepare and given that, we need to take most of the team members here to Iran.”The Philippine Basketball Association had said even before Gilas lost its first game here that it would provide a smorgasbord of players for the National team that will play in the next two games.In fact, the current Governors’ Cup will suspend its elimination round from Sept. 7-17 to accommodate Guiao and his requests for players.Losing Fajardo to injury is a big hit for the Nationals, who will be battling the 7-foot-2 Hamed Haddadi in Teheran and then the big Qataris behind closed doors at home.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA—Fiery coach Yeng Guiao admitted that he is torn between Stanley Pringle and Christian Standhardinger as Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player for the two coming Fiba World Cup Qualifying matches in the middle of next month.And because of the June Mar Fajardo injury that will keep the dominant big man out of action, the choice seems obvious. That’s why Guiao is looking at Alex Cabagnot to take Pringle’s spot in the team.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “There will be, I think nine players from this (Asian Games) team that will play, at least in the Iran game (in Teheran),” Guiao told the Inquirer, which pressed him for an idea of the team he will be building for the next window of the World Qualifiers, despite coming off a loss to South Korea on Monday afternoon.“It really depends on who the eligible players are,” Guiao went on. “If Greg (Slaughter) and Marcio (Lassiter) are eligible, then definitely they will be in the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cabagnot comes into the picture because Pringle, who didn’t get his Philippine passport before he turned 16, could be ineligible because of this rule. Lassiter had played for Gilas before, forming the lethal wing combination with Chris Lutz when the program started under Rajko Toroman.“We need to work on this as soon as we can, because when we come home, we will have just a week to prepare,” Guiao said. Gilas planes back home on Sept. 2 at the earliest, needing to play classification games despite bowing out of the medal race with a 91-82 loss to the Koreans. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more