J’NATHAN Bullock tries to give Rain or Shine a dimension as unique and different as his name as the Elasto Painters try to get back on the winning track in the resumption of the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday against Kia at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The new Elasto Painters import is set to make his debut in the 4:30 p.m. matchup after coming in to replace J.D. Weatherspoon, who was athletic but lacked the leadership that coach Caloy Garcia was looking for from his reinforcement.
“I didn’t see him (Weatherspoon) play,” Bullock said in a chat with SPIN.ph after practice last Wednesday. “I heard he’s a great player, so I’m sure that he brought a lot of good things to this team, but it’s just sometimes what you bring is not what the team needs.
“So no knock on him, (but) hopefully I bring what the team needs,” he added.
Garcia said the dreadlocked-haired Bullock looks and moves like former ROS import AZ Reid.
Asked how he would describe his playing style, Bullock would rather let his game do the talking as he tries to lead the E-Painters in snapping a two-game skid that would put their 1-2 win-loss record on level terms.
“It’s not an unorthodox game, but I can play big, I can play guard, so it’s hard to really put my game into words. You just got to see,” Bullock said. “I play with a lot of energy. I got a lot to offer for sure.”
“Hopefully, I can bring exactly what they ask me to bring, and we can make a good bond here, because I want to stay as long as possible,” he added. “We’ll see, because practice is practice, and games are where it really counts.”
The E-Painters, though, should brace for a tough challenge from the Picanto, who are eager to break their own losing spell that’s now at five games, and finally register in the win column.
Tournament pacesetter Meralco, unbeaten in its first four games, takes on rejuvenated NLEX (4-1) in the second game at 6:45 p.m.