THERE’S another import in the PBA Governors’ Cup that’s comparing his game to that of Draymond Green.
But after Cinmeon Bowers failed to live up to comparisons with the newly minted NBA Defensive Player of the Year after getting the boot from Star following just one game, Murphy Holloway is eager to stay and live up to his own claim that he’s even better than Green.
Holloway, who’s set to make his debut for GlobalPort on Wednesday night against Phoenix, likened his playing style to that of the Golden State Warriors’ defensive anchor.
“The closest (comparison) – but I think he shoots better than me – would probably be Draymond Green with the way I rebound, go coast to coast, and can pass,” Holloway said in a chat with SPIN.ph after practice on Tuesday. “Maybe he shoots a little better threes, but I don’t think he can handle it as good as me, but he’s okay.”
“I’m better than Draymond,” the 27-year-old cager, who went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft, added with a smile. “He just got a chance (in the NBA). I didn’t get the chance.”
Whether Holloway can back up that bold statement on the court remains to be seen, but one thing’s more certain: him doing better than one-and-done import Jabril Trawick, who contributed just three points and two rebounds in 16 minutes before fouling out in the 98-96 loss to Rain or Shine.
“Check the history. You can just look it up and see who did what in college and you can compare,” the former Ole Miss stalwart said when asked if he’s going to be better than Trawick, a Georgetown product. “But I’ll give you more than three points.”
More than adding scoring punch to Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle, Holloway vowed to a leader and a closer at crunch time for the Batang Pier after seeing their effort fall short against the E-Painters.
“I plan to lead this team to the playoffs,” Holloway, measured at 6-foot-4 13/16, said. “We’re going to start one game at a time. We got a good group. I just think we just got to know how to win. Romeo, he can score thirty, Stanley can score thirty – but they lose.
“They got to know how to win and close games, so that’s what I’m here to do – just help us win close games,” he added.