Gilas Pilipinas pressed for time again

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes knows there’s no point in complaining about lack of time to prepare for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“We’re used to that. We left for Beirut and we became together three days before the tournament started. But it is what it is,” he said on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lady Altas return to Final Four, oust Lady Blazers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum With the Philippines’ monumental clash against Australia in Melbourne just three weeks away, Reyes is hoping to finally stage daily practices with the players, who are set to be pulled out from their mother ballclubs by next week.“We’re in constant communication with the Commissioner’s Office. Commissioner Willie (Marcial) was here and hopefully, we get the players starting February 12, at least one week before we leave,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNaturalized center Andray Blatche, meanwhile, will only be released by his CBA team Xinjiang Flying Tigers on the said date.“I think the CBA will release its players only on the 12th or 13th. We’re trying to get his team to release him earlier but I think the official CBA window is only from February 12 to 26.”center_img With little options, Reyes is just trying his earnest to get Gilas in its best shape as it visits world no. 10 Australia on February 22 before flying back home to have a rematch against Japan on February 25.“Of course, the more time to prepare, the better for us. But that’s out of our hands,” he said. “We’ll just continue to learn and get familiar attacking against bigger-sized players.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img

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