REBOUNDING in favor of scoring.
Big Chill traded away its second best scorer, Alex Nuyles, to address its rebounding woes in the ongoing PBA D-League Foundation Cup, head coach Robert Sison said.
Sison said the team badly needs a rebounder after ranking dead-last in the department this conference with a 40.11 average going to its game against Cebuana Lhuillier on Tuesday next week.
The Superchargers dealt Nuyles to EA Regen Medical Group for former Jose Rizal University stalwart Jeckster Apinan in the hopes of salvaging what had been a roller-coaster campaign so far.
“It’s a very difficult decision but it could benefit both teams,” said Sison following Big Chill’s 93-73 win over Cebuana Lhuillier on Tuesday.
Apinan made an impact in his first game with the Superchargers by grabbing 10 rebounds against the Gems as the win improved Big Chill’s chances of a quarterfinal berth after levelling their record to 5-5.
“Kailangan namin ng hussle and rebounding, parati kaming natatalo. Si Alex kailangan rin siya ng EA, it will benefit both teams. May mga intangibles siya (Apinan) na nabibigay,” said Sison.
Nuyles averaged 12.3 points a game in six games with Big Chill this conference. His first outing with EA Regens will be against his former team on May 7.