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    News you need to know: KJ McDaniels, Chris Ross update and more

    Mar 22, 2022
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    NLEX gears up for a tough semifinal showdown with Ginebra; Chris Ross hopes to stay with San Miguel.
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    NLEX import situation

    KJ McDanielsKJ McDaniels led NLEX to the No. 2 seeding before leaving.

    WILL KJ McDaniels rejoin NLEX?

    Not this conference.

    Road Warriors coach and general manager Yeng Guiao says the team now focuses on the semifinals with Cameron Clark as import.

    "Hindi na kami umaasa," said Guiao when asked if McDaniels, who led the Road Warriors to the No. 2 seeding in the quarterfinals, could suit up in the coming games.

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    The Road Warriors take on Ginebra, champion of the last Governors Cup, in the best-of-five semifinals.

    McDaniels left the Philippines to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

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    NLEX is hoping Clark, although not as dominant as McDaniels, can step up.

    "He runs patterns and follows instructions. He has to adjust now that he needs to take more shots and score more. But I think he has the ability to do that."

    Chris Ross eager to bounce back with SMB

    Chris RossChris Ross yearns for another title run.

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    CHRIS Ross is confident San Miguel will bounce back and he is hoping he will still be part of the squad when they return to the top of the PBA.

    “Hopefully still with San Miguel,” Ross said when asked about his future in the league. “I know I still have a lot left to do. Hopefully I’m still with San Miguel to show I can still play.”

    The revamped Beermen made an early exit from the PBA Governors’ Cup, getting eliminated by twice-to-beat Meralco in one game in the quarterfinals.

    Two of the Beermen’s so-called Death Five were traded in a week’s span late last year, Alex Cabagnot being dealt to Terrafirma ahead of his 39th birthday and 40-year-old Arwind Santos being sent to Northport.

    Ross, 37, hopes to stay with the Beermen along with the remaining members of the Death Five June Mar Fajardo, 32, and Marcio Lassiter, 34.

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    “We’ll see. Only time can tell,” Ross said.

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      NLEX gears up for a tough semifinal showdown with Ginebra; Chris Ross hopes to stay with San Miguel.
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