With the new coach the management decide to make some moves. That can help the team to move on and had an opportunity to win. First, it was Exciminiano for Ahinmisi. Now it was Abu Tratter for Carl Bryan Cruz.
Carl Bryan Cruz was a good defender for his size. A big who can shoot from the distance. But the Aces need now is a guy who can battle in the paint. A man who can jump all over the basketball. Cruz is a game-changer but the Aces need physicality. Abu’s energy is the same as Calvin Abueva. He ran in the transition to scoring.
Tratter was a young guy who could help Alaska inside. A player who doesn’t afraid to impose his will in the paint. He keeps himself in a position to score or wait for the right pass. With his size and athleticism, he can be productive. Abu who can also hit in the midrange is a plus.
The Alaska big isn’t dominant or dominated by Junemar Fajardo. They are aging, Noy Baclao, Vic Manuel and Sonny Thoss. The Aces need Tratter scoring mentalty. He can help the guards to open the driving lane for them. They will not hesitate to pass under the rim with Tratter.