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PBA: Kiefer standing nonetheless unsure as NLEX goes to camp


Kiefer Ravena. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines-NLEX is plunging right into a torturous schedule in preparation for the brand new PBA season because the Highway Warriors will go into coaching camp for 3 days in Bulacan after taking part in exhibitions with two different groups.

“I believe we’re about 75 to 80-percent prepared,” normal supervisor and coach Yeng Guiao mentioned on the membership’s official web site, believing that his fees will turn into prepared “proper earlier than the opening of the brand new season.”

The remainder of that proportion so far as being prepared is worried may relaxation on Kiefer Ravena taking part in within the coming Philippine Cup, which can take the lid off of the league’s forty seventh Season, earlier than he leaves once more after the convention to return to the extra profitable B.League in Japan for Shiga.

Ravena’s return won’t solely shore up the NLEX backcourt, but in addition give Guiao some tips about how teaching is in Japan.

“We generally discuss from a training standpoint, asking him what are issues that (the Lakestars) try this we will apply right here. He has a number of inputs,” Guiao mentioned. “I advised him, as soon as he’s again, (our teaching workers) may acquire extra information in teaching. That’s one thing we’re trying ahead to,” he went on.

In packing the approaching week, NLEX affords itself an opportunity to additional combine stretch huge Justin Chua, whom the Highway Warriors acquired halfway via the final Governors’ Cup, together with getting Calvin Oftana to refamiliarize himself with the system.

The incoming sophomore was shut down in the identical event following a finger damage.

Ravena’s return nonetheless stays the massive information so far as the Highway Warriors are involved.

“After all, we’re hoping he may play, that he has discovered his plans for himself,” Guiao mentioned. “We all know that there’s nonetheless a risk that he returns to Japan. And I don’t know how you can steadiness that.”

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