STA. ROSA - Jason Brickman may have been released by Mono Vampire, but it doesn't mean that his time in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) is over.
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag didn't deny that he won't hesitate adding the Fil-Am playmaker to the defending champions' camp if the opportunity presents itself.
"I'm happy with our team right now, but Brickman is a great player and he's been a great player in the ABL for quite sometime. I don't really know what the situation is, even for him moving forward. Maybe at a later time," he said.
To the surprise of many, Brickman was released by Mono Vampire midway through the ABL season, leaving him out of the league all of a sudden.
And count Alapag among those who were caught off guard by the news.
"To be honest, when I heard about it, I was shocked. I even got the word that he practiced with Mighty," he said of Brickman, who didn't take too long before finding a new home with Mighty Sports for the 2019 Dubai International Basketball Tournament.
"I don't know exactly what happened with that situation with Mono and him playing with Mighty. I don't know what his plans are."
If given the chance, Alapag knows that adding a talent like Brickman would be a huge plus for Alab, bolstering its guard rotation which already features two-time ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks, Ethan Alvano, Paolo Javelona, and veteran Josh Urbiztondo.
This season, Brickman has averaged 12.9 points on 42-percent shooting from deep, on top of 4.5 rebounds, and 8.9 assists in the 13 games he suited up for Mono Vampire.
But as of now, nothing's concrete and the PBA legend said that it's a matter that he has to tackle with Alab team owner Charlie Dy.
"It's something that I have to talk to boss Charlie about. Maybe soon, we'll be able to adjust what's gonna happen with Brickman, but right now, I'm concerned with our guys," he said.