JABRIL Trawick’s first game on Friday night turned out to be his last as GlobalPort is set to field a new import for the PBA Governors’ Cup next week.
Batang Pier coach Franz Pumaren confirmed the news, saying the undisclosed replacement reinforcement was supposedly set to play as early as the team's debut on Friday night against Rain or Shine, only to not make it in time.
“Di na umabot (yung kapalit),” Pumaren said after the Batang Pieir's 98-96 loss to the E-Painters.
Pumaren made the decision after Trawick underperformed in their last tune-up game against Meralco following a 27-point, 12-rebound showing in a previous exhibition against Star.
“Yeah, because we're not happy the way he's performing, especially in our last tune-up game against Meralco,” Pumaren said. “First game in the tune-up game, he played well, but second game, he looked different.”
Trawick’s poor performance in his debut on Friday night when he contributed just three points on 1-of-5 shooting, two rebounds, two assists, and two turnovers before fouling out after just 16 minutes of play appeared to be inconsequential in Globalport’s decision.
Globalport takes the court again on Wednesday against Phoenix.