BARAKO Bull has made another early exit in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but Mick Pennisi hopes one bright spot will be carried over into the team's campaign in the season-ending Governors’ Cup.
More specifically, its import.
The soft-spoken 14-year PBA veteran hopes import Joshua Dollard would be able to return next conference since the 6-foot-4 American reinforcement easily fits the 6’5” eight limit for the Governors’ Cup, and he already knows coach Bong Ramos’ system.
“Josh? I mean he’s been with us for a while. He knows our system so it makes sense for him to be here next conference,” he added.
Pennisi is unhappy with the Barako Bull’s campaign in the Commissioner’s Cup campaign, especially after they bowed out following a 96-98 loss to erstwhile winless GlobalPort.
“We (Energy) have the tendency that when we play well, we play really well, but when we play bad, we play really bad,” said Pennisi, whose team has placed no better than sixth in its last six conferences.
Pennisi pointed out that the Energy’s inconsistencies were evident during last week’s loss to Meralco, where they blew a 22-point lead en route to a 98-105 loss at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Now 39, Pennisi remains as one of the team’s most reliable gunners, averaging 10.2 points while shooting 48.9 percent from the three-point zone, although he would like to deliver more and see teammates also play more consistently.
“We didn’t play consistent basketball. We play one or two quarters good, and two quarters bad, or we play three quarters bad and we play one quarter good. So it’s been an up and down conference,” he said.