GARY David has let Globalport know that he won't stand in the way of any trade, but insisted that he won't let trade rumors affect him as eases himself back into the team’s rotation in the week-old PBA Governors' Cup.
Still fresh from his Gilas Pilipinas stint in the Fiba-Asia men’s championships, David has been working himself back into the team’s system while trying to blend in with four new players and youthful import Markeith Cummings.
“Lagi naman ako nali-link sa mga trades na iyan, Di na natapos-tapos,” David told Spin.ph just as he prepares to report for the team’s Thursday practice at the Ronac gym.
“Pero kung ma-trade man ako, handa naman ako. As a professional, maglalaro na lang ako at di ko na lang iyan (trade) iisipin,” he added.
David said he has had talks with Globalport coach Junel Baculi and management recently, telling them that he won't stand in the way of whatever plans they have for him.
“Kung ma-trade ako, sabi ko sa Globalport (management), ayos lang. Kasama naman iyan sa trabaho namin eh,” he said.
At 35, David’s only wish is to hopefully end up in a team where he’ll get a better chance of winning a PBA championship just before he retires.
“Isa lang naman ang rumor sa akin na mapunta ako sa isa sa mga San Miguel teams,” said David, Coca-Cola’s 10th overall pick during the 2004 PBA rookie draft.
Globalport is in the rebuilding phase right in its maiden season as evidenced from the numerous player movements the team has had in recent months.