JAPETH Aguilar may be with Globalport now, but his father on Friday offered a glimmer of hope for Barangay Ginebra fans who want the agile big man to end up with the league's most popular team.
Speaking from Chicago where he is now based, Peter Aguilar, a former Ginebra player, said nothing is certain on his son's final destination until he has signed a contract with the Mikee Romero-owned franchise.
“Hindi pa tapos yan," said the older Aguilar in an interview with Spin.ph.
The signing rights to Aguilar were traded by Talk 'N Text to Globalport on Thursday for Rabeh Al-Hussaini in a complex deal where the former Ateneo player was supposed to end up with Ginebra.
But the second wave of the transactions never pushed through after the San Miguel group pulled out of the talks, prompting Globalport to keep Aguilar.
The older Aguilar, however, feels anything can happen between now and the start of the PBA Commissioner's Cup on February 8.
“Alam ko ang kalakaran diyan (sa PBA), hindi ka sigurado sa pwesto mo hanggat naglalaro ka na," he said.
Asked if he wants his son to join his former club, Aguilar was noncommittal: “Eh, bahala na kung malilipat siya doon.”
The former Anejo Rhum center, however, said the important thing is Aguilar is due to get the playing time he needs to shine after moving out of Talk 'N Text - something which Globalport coach Junel Baculi has promised in a talk with the older Aguilar.
Aguilar also insisted that his son has the capacity to dominate the league if given the chance.