‘Legit NBA talent’ Manny Harris as NLEX import too hard to pass up for Guiao

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former NBA veteran Manny Harris had his first practice with NLEX on Tuesday. Photo taken from the NLEX Road Warriors’ Twitter accountMANILA, Philippines—Despite the strong showing of Olu Ashaolu, NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao felt that the chance to tap the services of a proven NBA talent in Manny Harris was too hard to pass up.Guiao eventually made the tough decision to let go of Ashaolu and bring in Harris, who had stints with NBA teams Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks before wreaking havoc overseas and in the developmental league.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Lacson says P82 billion lost in tax revenue from Chinese imports in 201702:294 million bags of imported rice still at NFA warehouses — administrator02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue The Road Warriors are set to parade Harris, who had his first practice Tuesday, on Wednesday against the Columbian Dyip at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers “We thank Olu for helping us get to where we are, for the strong start this conference. But the opportunity to have Manny Harris opened up for us and we had to make the difficult decision to grab the chance to realize a long-standing desire to have Manny play for the Road Warriors,” said Guiao in a statement posted on NLEX’s Facebook account Monday.NLEX is currently tied with San Miguel Beer in second place after going 4-1 with Ashaolu in tow.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceGuiao, though, believes Harris is capable of taking the Road Warriors to even greater heights.“Manny is a legit NBA talent who has the ability to impact the game on both ends, a proven scorer and defender—a winner in his chosen field,” Guiao said. This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sangiao believes PH fighters will rise again after 1-4 result in ONE: Century Becoming his own man Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Ashaolu, who averaged 22.6 points and 10.0 rebounds in five games in the Governors’ Cup, has nothing but love for the Road Warriors.“I enjoyed my time with NLEX. It’s a great team atmosphere where everyone came in to work and get better each day,” he said. “I have no doubt these guys will continue to fight and surpass people’s expectations.”After starring for the Michigan Wolverines in college, Harris went undrafted in the NBA in 2010 but managed to make the Cavaliers’ roster and played two seasons in Cleveland.He then, landed spot on the Lakers in the 2013-2014 season where he played nine games and averaged 8.1 points and 3.2 rebounds.The 30-year-old Harris went overseas and played in Turkey, China and the G-League before seeing action for the Mavericks in the 2016-2017 season for four games.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *