SCOTTIE Thompson added to Barangay Ginebra’s injury woes entering the crucial final stretch of the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations.
The Kings relegated the 28-year-old Thompson in the injury list two days before the defending champion Kings clash with the Meralco Bolts at the Don Honorio Ventura State University gym in a must-win game to keep alive in the hunt for a quarterfinals berth.
He averages 12.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 10 games he played for the Kings.
Thompson is the second Ginebra starter to go down with an injury after big man Japeth Aguilar. The 6-foot-9 Aguilar is nursing a sprained MCL that made him miss the team’s last two games.
In lieu of Thompson, the Kings reactivated veteran gunner Jeff Chan.
Mark Caguioa as free agent
Meanwhile, former MVP Mark Caguioa has been moved from the injury/reserved list to the unrestricted free agent list with rights to salary.