JOHN Fields has been tapped to reinforce Magnolia , completing the cast of imports in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The 6-foot-9 Fields suited up for Columbian Dyip in this same conference last year and averaged 29.1 points and 19.1 rebounds in eight games with the team.
Despite Fields’ huge numbers, the Dyip failed to advance to the playoffs, ending their elimination round campaign with a 4-7 record in what turned out to be the final stint of coach Ricky Dandan with the organization.
But he’s expected to play a key role for a loaded Hotshots team, where he’ll form a tall frontline with Ian Sangalang and veteran Rafi Reavis.
Fields though, is still with the Singapore Slingers playing in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) Finals against the CLS Knights Indonesia.
The American import is averaging 22.2 points and 12.5 rebounds for the Slingers, who currently leads the best-of-five title series, 2-1.
With the Hotshots' Philippine Cup finals against defending champion San Miguel still ongoing, both teams won’t be having their first game in the Commissioner’s Cup until June 5.
Fields coming on board for Magnolia meant the cast of imports in the mid-season tournament that kicks off on May 19 is finally complete, led by reigning Best Import Justine Brownlee of defending champion Barangay Ginebra.
Other imports are Charles Rhodes (San Miguel), Rob Dozier (Phoenix), Denzel Bowles (Rain or Shine), Terrence Jones (TnT Katropa), Gani Lawal (Meralco), Tony Mitchell (NLEX), Chris Daniels (Alaska), Kyle James Barone (Columbian), Prince Ibeh (NorthPort), and Alex Stepheson (Blackwater).