24 Sep
2020

Cruz, Almazan, Belga want to ditch Painters

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Cruz, Almazan, Belga want to ditch Painters’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]February 2, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]MANILA – Three veteran players of Rain or Shine Elasto Painters wanted to be traded to other teams over their displeasure on head coach Carlos “Caloy” Garcia. Jericho Cruz, Raymond Almazan and Beau Belga were disenchanted by how Garcia was running the team, SPIN.ph reported.Among the three, Cruz was the most insistent on his demand to part ways with Painters. The Ilonggo guard took to social media to express his desire to play once again under former Painters mentor and now NLEX Road Warriors coach Yeng Guiao.“Lodi ka talaga coach YG. Nakaka-miss,” said Cruz, who played just two games so far for Painters in the PBA Philippine Cup after sustaining an injury during offseason.Almazan, on the other hand, had a public spat with Garcia after he was benched for his subpar performance in Painters’ loss to GlobalPort Batang Pier earlier this month.Belga, for his part, had been making the trade demand since the offseason – as Buzzer Beater reported last year – but had no takers yet, with teams cautious of his maximum-salary deal with Painters.Painters was currently in the middle of the standings (3-3). Two of its losses were at the hands of Blackwater Elite and Kia Picanto, which have not beaten Rain or Shine since their franchises entered the league./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img

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