NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez welcomed the versatility and energy on both ends that Sean Anthony will bring to the team in the upcoming PBA season.
The Road Warriors are set to acquire the Filipino-Canadian combo forward in a three-team trade with sister team Meralco and Mahindra that saw them give up young guard Jong Baloria and a future second-round pick.
The transaction is still to be approved, with commissioner Chito Narvasa in China to see Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Asia Championship.
“Sean will be a very good addition to our rotation at our three and four positions,” Fernandez said on Thursday.
“He is a player with full of energy every time he plays and that we hope he can bring to NLEX,” he added. “He can play defense as well, which I really like.”
With the departure of Niño Canaleta and Aldrech Ramos leaving their forward rotation shallow, the Road Warriors gained a major boost in the 6-foot-4 Anthony, who now leads the cast that also features Jeckster Apinan, Eric Camson, Mark Borboran, and rookie Glenn Khobuntin.
Fernandez hopes the 29-year-old Anthony could be the missing piece in the Road Warriors’ puzzle in their bid to become a legitimate postseason contender.
“Sana maging healthy kami lahat para stable na ang team namin.”