The NLEX Road Warriors is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Columbian Dyip at 4:30 P.M. on June 1, 2019 live from the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
After three attempts both the Road Warriors and the Dyip still win-less in this conference. Yet, one thing is certain once the final buzzer has sounded, one team will get break to the winning column.
To get Columbian going the franchise has decided to change their import and it will be the last appearance of Kyle Barone at least in this 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Columbian head coach Johnedel Cardel is looking for an import who is more active in the paint and can match-up against other foreign hire players.
“Okay naman siya, pero una naming hinahanap depensa,” explained Cardel. “Iyung presence sa loob kulang talaga at nakukulangan din kami sa aggressiveness niya to go for those blocks, rebounds.”
The former player of the Negros Slashers now turned head coach has already talked to Barone and asked him if he can deliver a victory in his final stint with the team.
“Professional naman siya kausap and thankful din daw siya sa opportunity na makapaglaro dito,” said Cardel.
“I also asked him if he could give us a win on his final game and he said,’Okay, I will.'”
The former second round pick of the Detroit Pistons, Tony Mitchell finally joined NLEX last Sunday.
The 6-foot-8 logged 34 points and 8 rebounds in his second conference debut but mostly sitting on the bench due to his early fouls.
“I felt very disappointed. I picked up early fouls and that’s nothing to do with my teammates and nothing to do with the coaching staff,” said Mitchell. “This is all on me, personally.”