PAUL Zamar said playing time won’t be an issue after his move to a loaded squad in San Miguel.
Zamar was recently traded from Blackwater to San Miguel in exchange of 2021 and 2022 second-round draft picks, setting up a reunion with his father and Beermen assistant coach Boycie.
Zamar is joining a squad that also made other moves when the Beermen traded for Terrence Romeo to add more firepower to a team that already has June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, and Chris Ross.
Zamar said he already expects less playing time with the Beermen, but that won’t stop him from working even harder for the team.
“Sa akin naman, expected ko naman ‘yun going to a loaded team and a very talented team,” said Zamar, when asked about possibility getting less playing time for the Beermen. “Mas naging talented pa dahil nakuha nila si Terrence.”
“Sa akin, hindi issue ang playing time kasi I know na anytime na kailangan akong gamitin ni coach Leo (Austria), ready ako maglaro. Sa PBA, we are paid to play anytime kaya dapat anytime, ready ka,” Zamar said.
Zamar plans to further improve on his 38-percent shootingfrom threes in the Governors’ Cup, especially with the possibility that he will be getting a lot of open shots for the loaded Beermen squad.
“’Yung opportunity, dapat hindi ko sayangin. A lot of open shots most probably. ‘Yun ang papraktisin ko ngayon. More accuracy, more efficiency, more opportunity para matulungan ko rin ‘yung team na lumuwag ‘yung depensa sa kanila,” said Zamar.
Even with the trade, the former Mono Vampire star of the Asean Basketball League remained grateful to Blackwater for the break given to him to play in the PBA.
“Siyempre, kung hindi dahil sa Blackwater, hindi ako makakatungtong sa PBA. Siyempre, ‘yung Mono Vampire, they gave me an opportunity to redeem myself. Blackwater gave me the opportunity to be myself sa PBA. Credit goes to Boss Dioceldo Sy and Boss Silliman Sy and the coaching staff and management, kay coach Bong (Ramos), boss Joel (Co). They were able to maximize my talents sa Blackwater,” said Zamar.