The last time the Aces on top was 7 years ago. Luigi Trillo leading the charge with Calvin Abueva still in uniform. They are on numbers of finals appearance and even last year Governors Cup. But all of these was a little short. PBA was dominated by the San Miguel Beer which Junemar Fajardo is unstoppable force in the middle.
Philippine basketball aren’t relying in free agency. There’s no team that chasing the future free agent. Most of the time they change team via trade. Teams build thru draft, picking the best player available. A guy who can help the team in a long run.
The Alaska locals had mixed of youngs and veterans player. With Chris Banchero was the obvious best player. With the young Jeron Teng and Jake Pascual, Vic Manuel in the paint. With two selections in the first round alone next draft. The Aces should look for mobile big man. That can replace Sonny Thoss and Noy Baclao. Thoss was to slow already and Baclao limited offensively. A big man who can atleast put points from the paint. Carl Bryan Cruz can also contribute but he’s in foul trouble always. Then his offense is still to raw.
Another wing who can create his own shot. Banchero taking too much energy creating for himself and teammates. The Aces was limited to Vic Manuel down low. When these guys can’t find any bucket it’s hard for the team to win.
This conference the Aces can contend by getting a quality import. The return of Mike Harris or import that can help the team big time. The Aces roster is enough to win. Alex Compton need to limit experiment. He’s still taking a lot of this when the game is on the line. Need ro shortened the rotation. He’s a good coach but he came always short because of playoffs failures.