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    Rain or Shine looking to tap former Barako prospect Devon Chism to pump life into sagging PBA campaign

    Mar 23, 2014
    Devon Chism's stint with Barako Bull was aborted by a dispute with his former team in Hungary.  Photo courtesy of www.albakosar.hu

    RAIN or Shine is looking to tap former Barako Bull prospect Devon Wayne Chism in its bid to revive its campaign after a struggling start to the PBA Commissioner's Cup.

    Chism is no stranger to league fans, having joined Barako Bull in the preseason and even playing one tune-up game with the Energy before being dropped in favor of Joshua Dollard when it was revealed that he did not get his release from his Hungarian ballclub.

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    “Sa ngayon 50-50 (chance) pa pero nasa No. 1 namin siya (Chism) sa listahan." Rain or Shine team manager Bhoy Lapid 

    Rain or Shine is now looking to take a shot at bringing in the wide-bodied player listed at 6-9, hopefully by negotiating a buyout with Chism's team Kaposvari in the Hungarian league.

    “Di pa naman sigurado kasi di pa nagagawa yung ticket,” said Rain or Shine team manager Bhoy Lapid. “Pero gumagalaw na rin. Sa ngayon 50-50 (chance) pa pero nasa No. 1 namin siya (Chism) sa listahan.”

    Chism, who saw action for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA D-League, led Division 1 team Kaposvari in the Hungary league with his 20.7 points per game average, along with 10.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 16 games.

    Should the negotiation fall off, Lapid said they are looking at the possibility of bringing back Duke Crews, the team’s import during the 2011-12 Commissioner’s Cu; Taj Gray, a French and Spanish League veteran; and Jake O’Brien.

    The Elasto Painters dropped to 1-3 win-loss for eighth spot in the standings on Saturday after bowing to San Mig, 68-91, in their first meeting since the heated Philippine Cup Finals won by the Mixers.

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    McLean, the 6-8 former Liberty Flames forward, is averaging 22.7 points and 15.2 rebounds in 35 minutes for the Elasto Painters this conference. But he was surprisingly benched in the entire fourth period on Saturday by a clearly frustrated coach Yeng Guiao.

    Rain or Shine will return to action on Wednesday against Meralco.

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    Devon Chism's stint with Barako Bull was aborted by a dispute with his former team in Hungary.  Photo courtesy of www.albakosar.hu
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