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    TIGERS BAG DUREMDES, CABAGNOT, CALIMAG IN MULTI-PLAYER DEAL


    Miranda, Ramos, draft pick to Sta. Lucia

    Thursday, 05 April 2007


    When Sta. Lucia and Coca-Cola collide on Wednesday, Kenneth Duremdes will be donning the red and white Tigers jersey alongside former teammates John Arigo and Ali Peek.

    Confused?

    While most people were preoccupied planning their vacations this Holy Week, the Realtors and the Tigers were busy on the negotiating table.

    Apparently, the two ballclubs reached a deal Tuesday night with Sta. Lucia dealing Duremdes – the 1998 PBA Most Valuable Player – along with sophomore guard Alex Cabagnot and reserve forward Ricky Calimag to Coca-Cola in a multi-player swap.

    "It's great that we got talented players whom we feel can help us big in our campaign not only this conference but in the seasons to come," said Coca-Cola coach Binky Favis.

    "We got a veteran player in Kenneth who, with his experience, will bring leadership to the team, while I believe Alex is one of the best playmakers in the league," he added.

    In return, the Tigers, who were removed from the San Miguel Corporation umbrella following the sale of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc. to The Coca-Cola Company, gave up former Far Eastern U point guard Dennis Miranda, substitute center Manny Ramos and Coke's second round pick in the 2008 Rookie Draft.

    Trade documents have already been forwarded to the Commissioner’s Office for approval.

    "I had no other choice but to sacrifice one of my marquee players because of our bulging payroll. Had I decided to keep Kenneth, we would be forced to play with just a nine-man lineup next season. It can’t be done," said Sta. Lucia governor Buddy Encarnado.

    "Sayang si Cabagnot dahil bata pa. But no one would take Kenneth on a one-on-one trade," Encarnado added.


    Before the trade, Sta. Lucia was the only team in the league still paying players a maximum amount of P500,000 a month. Duremdes, and Dennis Espino are guaranteed of that pay up to December next year. Marlou Aquino used to receive the same amount until the expiration of his old contract last season.

    Aquino now gets the maximum pay of P350,000 a month under the revised salary cap rule.

    Also under the revised cap rule, Cabagnot, the second round pick overall last season, is guaranteed of the maximum package of P8.5 million in his first three years in the league.

    The same package went to Kelly Williams after being picked No. 1 overall by Sta. Lucia in the most recent Rookie Draft.

    "We’re really having a hard time getting players we need because of our bulging pay ceiling. With this trade, we opened up some room to maneuver next year," said Encarnado.

    "Of course, I was saddened by what happened, both players are close to me. But it’s really management’s call to make the deal because of the salary cap. Dennis and Marlou now have bigger responsibilities on the exit of Kenneth, Alex and Ric," said Sta. Lucia coach Boyet Fernandez.

    Duremdes, now 33 and one of the league's 25 Greatest Players, said he feels sad about the development but at the same time excited to face a new challenge in his career.

    "Nang dumating ako sa Sta. Lucia akala ko doon na ako magre-retire. Five years ko na sila (Realtors) kasama kaya medy malungkot tayo," said Duremdes, who spent most of last season on the injured list. "Sa isang banda parang bagong buhay ito sa akin. Panibagong challenge."

    Coca-Cola is Duremdes' fourth team in a career now spanning 13 years. He spent his rookie year with the now disbanded Sunkist, which made him the league's third pick overall in 1995 before trading him to Alaska in 1997.

    Duremdes played a key role in the Aces’ rotation and, in seven years helped the team win two of its 10 championships before Alaska dealt him to the Realtors on Draft Day of 2003 in exchange for Sta. Lucia's first round pick (fifth pick overall). (DBC/NC)
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    Current PBA Standings as of April 5, 2007.


    Team Win Loss Pct

    Red Bull 6 1
    Alaska 5 2
    Brgy. Ginebra 5 2
    Air21 5 2
    Talk N Text 3 4
    Coca-Cola 3 4
    Sta. Lucia 2 4
    Welcoat 2 4
    Purefoods 2 5
    San Miguel 1 6

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    SAN MIGUEL FINALLY BREAKS INTO WIN COLUMN

    McMillan stars as Beermen check 10-game skid this season

    Wednesday, 04 April 2007

    The breaks San Miguel Beer had long been longing for finally came its way.

    It came aplenty at crunch time as the Beermen checked their 10-game slump in the 2006-07 PBA season, withstanding the Talk N Text Phone Pals, 106-98, in their Holy Wednesday tiff at the Araneta Coliseum.

    Paul McMillan scattered 41 points and the Beermen watched the Pals self-destruct on their endgame charge as the Philippine Cup runners-up nailed their first win in seven starts in the 2007 Talk N Text Fiesta Conference.

    "Finally, we got one," said coach Siot Tanquingcen as his Beermen stopped their bleeding.

    "Some people might say it

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    Top 20 PBA Greatest Monickers Of All Time

    Prologue: Monicker can also be spelled

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    Top 20 PBA Greatest Monickers Of All Time

    Prologue: Monicker can also be spelled

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    Alvin Patrimonio

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    Position Power forward
    Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
    Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
    Team Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
    Nationality Philippines
    Born November 17, 1966
    College Mapu

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    PUREFOODS ROUTS WELCOAT

    James Yap-led Giants capitalize as Dragons lose Clark to injury

    Sunday, 08 April 2007
    Winning, it seems, is hard to come by for the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants in the Talk

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    KINGS REPEAT OVER BULLS SANS MENK

    By Bianca Marie Teodoro
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    08 April 2007

    The Barangay Ginebra Kings had a restless Holy Week to prepare hard for this game. To add more pressure, their most dominant local big man Eric Menk suffered a sprain in his right calf muscle. Johnny Abarrientos was not yet able to suit up and there were still no reports about Rudy Hatfield's possible return.

    These turn of events, however, were not enough reason for the Kings to give in easily. They beat the league-leading Red Bull Barako for the second time this conference, 100-84. These two teams are now tied at first place in the standings, with six wins and two losses.

    Rod Nealy had another stellar performance, outplaying the Barakos' import James Penny for the second time around. Nealy nailed in 38 points as compared to the supposed "imports' yardstick" Penny, who led his team in scoring with 22.

    The first and only time that the Barakos were in the lead was at 2-1, in the first few seconds of the game. Ginebra grabbed the lead after Egay Echavez was able to convert three freethrows. The Kings were in the driver's seat since then.

    Penny was in foul trouble early in the game and was forced to sit down in the first quarter due to the two fouls he committed with over eight minutes to go. His absence made it possible for the Kings to outnumber Red Bull in terms of assists, 7-1, and they even shot better at 56% compared to the Barakos' 32%.

    Ginebra had their highest lead in the second quarter at 24, at the 4:26 mark. They finished the first half with a 17-point lead, and Nealy leading all scorers with 20. Ronald Tubid led all locals with 12 points, including 7 rebounds to top all players.

    Red Bull tried to catch up with Ginebra in the second half, as tighter defense was applied to Nealy. The Kings also suffered a 4-minute scoring drought in the third quarter, to which the Barakos tried to take advantage of. However, Sunday Salvacion's three point specials and Nealy's hardwork made it possible for them to hold on to the lead, and eventually end the game in a large margin.

    Nealy finished the game with 38 points and 16 rebounds. This is his eighth consecutive double-double performance, and the eighth game of the Kings this conference. Tubid, on the other hand, had a spectacular all-around game with 19 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. He shot 50% from the three point line.

    Next game will be in Dubai, April 13 against Purefoods.

    The scores:

    Ginebra 100 - Nealy 38, Salvacion 21, Tubid 19, Echavez 10, Chia 6, Mamaril 4, Seigle 2, Macapagal 0, Santos 0, Holper 0.

    Red Bull 84 - Penny 22, Baguio 10, Valenzuela 10, Sharma 8, Villanueva 8, Fonacier 6, Robinson 6, Cruz 6, Hrabak 5, Najorda 3, Alvarez 0.

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    STRONG FINISH BY KINGS BRINGS DOWN GIANTS IN DUBAI

    Nealy, Tubid star in come-from-behind win which hands Uichico All-Star
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    Saturday, 14 April 2007

    DUBAI, UAE. -- Coach Jong Uichico had said in jest that Barangay Ginebra would bring in more heat to this tiny emirate.

    True to his words, his Kings, relying on a big wind-up, beat the Purefoods TJ Giants 92-82 Friday in a Talk 'N Text-PBA Fiesta Conference first-ever sortie in this sunbathed, yet energetic emirate that is home to around 265,000 registered Filipino workers.
    The Kings, with four of them turning in double-digit outputs, took three full quarters to size up the Giants, and then went to the trio of Rod Nealy, Ronald Tubid and Jec Chia for the big baskets that pushed the Giants to kingdom come and which delighted around 5,000 Filipinos

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    [b]TUBID: ONE REASON FOR KINGS

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    Enjoy.



    [color=red]INTRODUCTION OF PLAYERS[/color]


    [color=red]PUREFOODS[/color]


    [color=red]GINEBRA[/color]


    [color=red]GAMETIME[/color]




    [color=red]Siempre may BONUS: [/color]



    THANKS MR. Danforth


    SOURCE: http://forum.philboxing.com/viewtopi...644241#1644241

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    2007 PBA Mock Draft



    1.Joe Devance (Welcoat Dragons) - Height: 6-7 DOB: 1983, Last year he could have been the top overall pick if he already complete all the major requirements in his citizenship case. The 6-7 Devance is a former PBL Most Valuable Player Devance is averaging 15.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his last PBL Stint in 2005-06 Seasons. I think Welcoat in order to booster their frontline will select Devance in this years draft.

    2.Rob Reyes (Coke traded to SMB)
    - Robert Reyes 6-6 Harbour Centre / Jacksonville. If Reyes made it to the deadline, they would have selected Reyes 1st first overall. SMB is in love with Reyes' game - no-nonsense, great rebounder, loves the dirty work inside and has full of energy, something their current big men lacks.

    3.Marvin Cruz (Alaska Aces)

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    MILLER-LED ACES ROUT SLR, HAND CONE ALL-STAR STINT

    Record-tying 5th appearance for Alaska coach in annual classic

    Sunday, 15 April 2007


    The Alaska Aces earned coach Tim Cone a spot in the All-Star game.






    Willie Miller warmed up early and led a strong start by Alaska in a 103-88 victory past the Sta. Lucia Realtors Sunday night in the 2007 Talk

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    SYDMAN’s TOP TEN: The best Top Overall Picks

    The PBA Draft started in 1985 with Santiago “Sonny” Cabatu becoming the league’s first top pick. Incidentally, it was his teammate Leo Austria who bagged the plum.

    Left out from the list are duds Alex Araneta and Apet Jao. Later top picks like Yancy de Ocampo, Mike Cortez, Rich Alvarez, Jay Washington, and Kelly Williams are too inexperienced to make the list. Paolo Mendoza, Sonny Cabatu and the late Jack Tanuan almost made the list but not quite.

    My Top 11 is Andy Seigle. He should be my number ten since he did made then-newly christened Mobiline Phone Pals (formerly Pepsi) to new heights but he’s spelled out by a pretty controversial choice.

    The Top Ten starts… NOW!

    10. THE BIG PUNISHER


    Earl Sonny Alvarado (Batch ’99) – The Big Punisher. I had to put some controversy, right? He seemed to be the perfect choice. What a **** up. Then-Tanduay coach Alfrancis Chua salivated on the former Texas Longhorn standout when he saw his name on the draft list. Tanduay was set to debut that season. From the PBL he has elevated most of his roster led by Eric Menk. Came draft day, he quickly pounced on the 6’6 leaper. He didn’t disappoint Chua as he has been great just like what he expected. However when claims of his falsification aroused he quickly bailed the league (he said he’ll clear his name but to this day he has been unheard of). After he left Chua and Tanduay boss Bong Tan severed their ties with Chua eventually leaving the club. Tanduay then dismantled their franchise.

    Funny thing about this is: just when you think you found your savior, he turns out to be the living proof of the apocalypse.

    Blah! Chris Cantonjos must be dying to punish Alvarado for taking away his precious minutes that could have saved his PBA stint…


    9. THE TANK



    Noli Locsin (Batch ’94) – The Tank. The old-school Ginebra bad boys have either retired or now playing for other teams, with only Robert Jaworski, Pido Jarencio and Jayvee Gayoso (Jarencio and Gayoso are in the barely stage) as the last links of that storied era. Locsin, a burly forward coming from DLSU topped a draft which included Rey Evangelista and eventual Rookie of the Year winner Boybits Victoria. He technically became Ginebra’s first piece for greatness that served as prequel for the acquisitions of Aquino and Wilmer Ong (via draft), Benny Cheng and Vince Hizon (via trade), and Bal David (free agency) to form the formidable Ginebra ragtag/glamour group of the 90’s. Locsin was then traded to Pop Cola for Vergel Meneses where he drifted to other PBA teams. Before the Fil-Am invasion, The Tank was collared as one of the top bruisers of his time.

    8. THE SKYSCRAPER


    Marlou Aquino (Batch ’96) – The Skyscraper. Pushed thru the spotlight because of his 6’9 frame, this goggled giant was a fixture in the PBL grounds playing for such teams as Nikon, Otto Shoes, Sta. Lucia, and the 1995 PBL Grand Slam team Stag. He finished his UAAP career with controversy, as Adamson was forced to sit out a season with his eligibility in question. His entry to the Ginebra team gave them a dominant force to gel with Locsin since their 7 foot monster doesn’t loom as a marquee guy (in 1995, Ginebra took its second choice and drafted EJ Feihl). In his then-promising career, twice did he almost make the MVP award his after powering the Gin Kings to multiple championships. When he was traded to the Sta. Lucia Realtors (the PBA version) , he helped to give the team its first league plum. One of the amateur players that played for the national team in the 1994 Asiad, his jolens shot and that once in a game three point attempts are basically his distinguishing moves. But his defense, if motivated, makes him the force that he is.

    7. THE REAL DEAL


    Jun Limpot (Batch ’93) – The Real Deal. The Surigao native started his collegiate career playing for University of Manila, then getting a crack at the DLSU lineup. Despite heavy competition led by NCAA MVP Benny Cheng, FEU and Crispa (PBL) stalwart Vic Pablo, and future MVP Johnny Abarrientos, Limpot became the top pick for the novice, Sta. Lucia Realtors. Leading the group anchored heavily on him, he averaged supreme numbers and eventually became the Rookie of the Year that season. One weakness in his arsenal proved to be his inability to lead his team to a championship. Add the fact that despite his frame he is said to be afraid to mix it up in the paint. He waited for that title to land on his grasp as a second stringer at Purefoods.

    6. THE MENACE

    Dennis Espino (Batch ’95) – The Menace. He led the UST Tigers to an unprecedented 14-0 win loss record which immediately annexed the title for the Espana based dribblers. Playing for Magnolia in the PBL, he played great ball to emerge as Sta. Lucia’s second top pick ever in 1995. Despite losing to Jeffrey Cariaso in the Rookie of the Year race, it’s hard to not give a damn on the 6’6 slotman. He has played in numerous international jousts and even helped the Realtors to its first ever title, months after the trade that shipped out Jun Limpot. Currently he is the longest cager to perform in a team that he has played since day one, lasting 12 years.

    5. THE THRILLER


    Willie Miller (Batch 2001) – The Thriller. This giggly speedster started out as a supplement for the Chris Calaguio-led offense of the Letran Knights. Unstable and often unheralded, the only thing that stands out for him is his color and foreign-sounding name. That changed in 1999 – with the addition of the Nueva Ecija Patriots in the MBA he quickly became a brand name. His moves became more furnished and his game got a little better. It was no surprise for everyone that Red Bull took him number 1 in the 2001 PBA Draft. As a Jimwell Torion backup, he quickly became a starter. His development was so rapid that merely a year after being drafted he became the league’s MVP. He is the first and only MBA player to be drafted top of his class. Although, his MBA career disqualified him from getting the Rookie of the Year award, as pick number 3 Mark Caguioa garnered the recognition.

    4. THE AERIAL VOYAGER

    Vergel Meneses (Batch ’92) – The Aerial Voyager. Forget that he simply vanished from the league unceremoniously – his mark in Philippine basketball is legendary. Supplied with an amazing vertical leap, Meneses was a star even when he has yet to jump in the PBA. In 1992, he was crowned as the top pick. He teamed up with Allan Caidic to create a great slash and shoot combo for Presto. However, they failed to get the necessary help from their teammates. Add the fact that San Miguel played extremely well throughout the season, Meneses lost the Rookie of the Year title to arch-nemesis “The Cosmic Avenger” Bong Ravena. Ravena however, was in fact a reliever for the likes of Samboy Lim and Ato Agustin and basically was not a focal point in the San Miguel offense. The former JRU Bomber got back at Ravena though, having a great playing career (until the end) with the 1995 MVP Award serving as its highlight.

    3. THE RAISE THE ROOF KID


    Danny Ildefonso (Batch ‘98) – The Demolition Man. The Raise the Roof Kid. One half of the Danny Boys. From my last take, I saw some controversies with my choices but despite that according to my criteria, he should have landed on the second spot, I can only drop him to three. Anyway, if the lawsuit fell right into MBA’s favor, the former NU Bulldog should have played for the Pangasinan Presidents. Turns out, he became Shell’s third first top pick (After Cabatu and Paras, and before Rich Alvarez). Shell then traded his rights to SMB for the services of Noy Castillo and future considerations. Danny Ildefonso’s entry marked the end of Nelson Asaytono’s scoring barrage (a year before Danny I’s entry, Asaytono was average almost 30ppg). He leads the league in Best Player of the Conference citations and moreover, he’s a back-to-back MVP. However some will say that had Danny Seigle, the other Danny, played more games than the Demolition Man, he could have easily obtained those citations. Injuries might have stalled him these past few years but his ability to light the court with his amazing clutch plays makes him a remarkable player.

    2. THE TRIGGERMAN


    Allan Caidic (Batch ’87) – The Triggerman. His ability to cream defenders with his cold blooded troikas made Allan Caidic the top pick of the 1987 draft. Picked up by Great Taste, the former UE Warrior quickly made a name for himself that he was awarded as the Rookie of the Year of that season. It was in 1990 with Great Taste now christened as Presto, did Caidic gained his best form, besting Alvin Patrimonio, Benjie Paras, Paul Alvarez and Ronnie Magsanoc to become that year’s MVP. In 1993 when Presto changed management to become the Sta. Lucia Realtors, Caidic went to San Miguel to join his former teammates in the multi-talented Ron Jacobs-led Philippine Team. He made respectable numbers as a Beerman but he did have a number of injuries, the best known was the one where Jaworski made the unpopular slit throat sign when Caidic bounced hard on the hardwood floor. He finished his career at Ginebra where it also finished Jaworski’s career as the club’s head coach – perhaps some sort of bad blood between the two. Nonetheless, he’ll forever be remembered as the man who had the highest point total for a local when he launched overwhelming triples to power his 79 points.

    And speaking of power…

    1. THE TOWER OF POWER


    Benjie Paras (Batch ’89) – The Tower of Power. In 1989, SMB claimed a feat only the Crispa Redmanizers could ever brag about – a grand slam title. Ramon Fernandez was a sure man to get the title but he didn’t. Some kid came from nowhere and took what could have been his record-breaking fifth MVP Award. This same guy from UP also snatched a championship against the Jerry Codinera-led University of the East.

    Anyway, before he became a bald-headed comedian, Benjie Paras was a big-haired prep star. He entered the league and made Shell an instant contender. This was like when Lew Alcindor (Now called Kareem Abdul Jabbar) made the Milwaukee Bucks a title threat when they selected him first pick of 1969. Twenty years past, Paras is hailed in the record books as the first and only player to achieve the MVP and the Rookie of the Year plum in the same year.

    The feat he accomplished was almost duplicated in 1999 when Danny Seigle, another player from SMB, proved to be a sure pick for the MVP and Rookie of the Year title. Unfortunately he wasn’t. The person who took it? Paras, of course – making him the player who waited the longest the get back the MVP distinction. Once an aggressive slamming machine, injuries sidelined him in the mid 90’s. He developed a Webber-like jump shot, and he made a living out of this until his retirement. He did return out of his retirement, and he did it by joining the same team he took two MVP’s in the course of his career, playing limited action, but his image alone serves as basis for intimidation – as a San Miguel Beerman.



    Source: http://hoops.blink.ph/2006/11/16/syd...overall-picks/
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