NorthPort Batang Pier’s head coach revealed their reasons why they exchanged Mo Tautuaa for Christian Standhardinger.
The man who is known as the “Fireman” especially during his playing years with the Ginebra San Miguel in the late 90s needed an inside presence to have his team a better chance against league’s heavyweights.
“Wala namang problema kay Mo. Kaya lang, may nakita kami na kailangan namin ng inside guy and at the same time, mas taller version ni Mo na makaka-depensa kay Fajardo, Slaughter. At meron kaming legit na gitna talaga. Hindi masama si Mo ah, kaya lang may opportunity na ganun,” Jarencio said.
Looking at the current productions of Tautuaa and Standhardinger, one can discover that there’s a big discrepancy and on the surface, it seems that San Miguel wins the trade.
Yet, going on the details, the driving force of such a big difference is the playing minutes given to them.
For Tautuaa, he was given an average of 30.4 minutes which resulted to an 11.3 and 8.8 rebounds an outing whereas for Standhardinger he was only given 12.78 average minutes where he only made 3.5 points and four rebounds a ball game.
Now that he moved to NorthPort, coach Pido promised him an ample time inside the basketball court.
“Wala ka kapalitan dito. Minimum mo dito, 35 minutes per game. Sabi ko sa kanya, balik mo ang confidence mo and stay in shape. Mag-iiba role niya dito,” Jarencio said.
Now that the Batang Pier is having a legit big-man whose main offensive arsenal is brute force, the defense of the opposing teams are expected to contract in the paint which will give more space to NorthPort’s shooters.
So, for the question who really won in the most recent PBA trade. Here’s what coach Jarencio says: “Actually, pareho naman kaming win-win situation kasi si Mo tumitira sa labas, meron silang inside guy. Kami naman, walang inside guy pero meron kaming mga outside guy na titira, sila Sean Anthony, sila [Russel] Escoto, sila Jervy [Cruz].
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