Giles Pilipinas had played the worst basketball in China last FIBA World Cup. They are winless, ranked dead last in the tournament. With Andray Blatche is aging, he looks like he gains weight and not in proper conditions. He is not imposing his advantage on the paint with his size. Andray Blatche was far from his first stint with the team.
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced that coach Tim Cone will be leading the team this SEAGAMES. The winningest coach in the history of Philippine basketball.
Now, this is the time they need to find Andray Blatche replacement. There are only three American players who are perfect for Filipino players.
We breakdown why they can help the next national team.
This man played three years of Philippine basketball. Same of it the number of times he won championships. Justin Brownlee already figured out the playing style of Filipinos. A scorer from anywhere, he can play outside or post up his man. Brownlee is never afraid to take big shots as he made the game-winning shots in 2016 to claim the title. He made his teammates betterer, a willing passer when he attacked the lane. It will create an opening for others. Tim Cone knows how to use him to his advantage as he coaches him in the PBA.
This man was fantastic offensively, he is a real threat as a scorer. He is athletic can take advantage of his man. This guy had an experienced in the NBA. Chris McCullough was too fast and can blow anybody, can change his shot in the air. A 6’11” who can play all positions. Which his quickness and speed were perfect in international competition. Even he is not a good passer his intelligence is good enough to make his team better.
When he played in the Philippines he is a beast who is unstoppable. He had a good career in the NBA until he went somewhere. Terrence Jones will be fit for any team assemble. He can score inside and midrange, the three also if needed. He uses his advantage athletically to score. Jones can smash the smaller man wherever he wants to get the ball. The flexibility he can give to his team when he’s on the court is too much.