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PBA Latest Updates (August 23, 2015) Gilas Pilipinas 3.0 / PBA Rookie Draft 2015



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Chris Newsome finds Meralco a perfect fit as he reunites with college coach Norman Black [NEWS]

Star fan Scottie Thompson glad to join 'favorite coach' Tim Cone at Ginebra [NEWS]

Protest balloon ruing 'lack of support' for Gilas released during PBA rookie draft [NEWS]

Top picks Tautuaa, Rosario don't mind missing PBA draft for sake of flag and country [NEWS]

Scottie Thompson's selection reminds Tim Cone of Johnny Abarrientos dilemma in 1993 draft [NEWS]

On prodding of assistants, Guiao passes on Thompson, dela Cruz to gamble on Ahanmisi [NEWS]

Meralco draft pick Baser Amer excited for chance to play alongside 'mentor' Alapag [NEWS]

What's wrong with Roi? GlobalPort pleasantly surprised to see Sumang available late in third round of PBA draft [NEWS]

Tautuaa, Rosario one-two in PBA draft as expected as Ahanmisi goes at No. 3 [NEWS]

TNT priming up consensus top pick Moala Tautuaa as an answer to June Mar Fajardo [NEWS]

Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson signifies intention to play for Gilas on eve of Manila visit [NEWS]

Rookie hopeful Jansen Rios credits football for developing his basketball skills [NEWS]

Jerramy King's NBA dream takes a backseat to pursue family's wish of playing in the PBA [NEWS]

Mystery starts with third pick as PBA holds rookie draft [NEWS]

Gilas Pilipinas ends up winless in Estonia pocket tournament after loss to Iceland [NEWS]

Alex Almario tries luck in rookie draft as OFW days over for former JRU stalwart [NEWS]

Willie Miller throws hat of support to Vice Ganda fan Jawhar Purdy in PBA Draft [NEWS]

PBA coaches say Draft Combine gives them idea who's ready or not for pro league [NEWS]

NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez makes pitch for San Beda players entered in Rookie Draft [NEWS]

Rabeh Al-Hussaini more motivated than ever to prove self in PBA, says brother Sharma [NEWS]

Jay Washington says he was no longer invited to Talk 'N Text practice, long before trade to GlobalPort [NEWS]

Barangay Ginebra has World Balance as new outfitter [NEWS]

Vastly-improved Gilas Pilipinas makes late run but falls short against host Estonia [NEWS]

Tim Cone careful not to pass up on future superstar as Ginebra picks fifth in draft [NEWS]

Jonathan Grey declared ineligible for PBA Draft for failing to see action in D-League [NEWS]

June Mar Fajardo dashes hopes of Gilas return, says it's too late for him to rejoin team [NEWS]

Misfiring Gilas falls to Netherlands in rough start to Estonia pocket tournament [NEWS]

KIA insists No. 2 draft pick still in its hands amid speculation over Troy Rosario destination [NEWS]

Alex Mallari signs new Star contract, and Webb says he doesn't want to lose him [NEWS]

PBA rookie hopeful's enthusiasm is infectious. Read about Mambulac's bout with sore eyes [NEWS]

Ginebra, Pacquiao's team in tug of war for services of Yaya Dub as muse in PBA opening [NEWS]

Norbert Torres boosts PBA draft stock as he seizes spotlight in Tautuaa, Rosario absence [NEWS]

Versatility is Chris Newsome's trump card as he weighs place in PBA draft order [NEWS]

Projected first-rounders Art dela Cruz, Scottie Thompson sit out PBA Combine due to injuries [NEWS]

Unheralded Ryan Wetherell boosts PBA draft stock by topping performance tests [NEWS]

Garvo Lanete once again shrouded in uncertainty ahead of PBA rookie draft [NEWS]

Marc Pingris makes U-turn, says he wants to join Gilas pool for Fiba Asia championship [NEWS]

Mon Fernandez: 'I'll trade 19 PBA titles, four MVPs for chance to play in Olympics' [NEWS]

After hard-luck journey, Josh Cubillo hopes persistence pays off in PBA draft [NEWS]

Greg Slaughter reminds Rosario, Tautuaa that PBA physicality 'a whole new level' [NEWS]

Fil-Am Ryan Wetherell confident he can turn out to be the surprise of PBA draft [NEWS]

Grateful Jervy Cruz has one final request for Yeng Guiao as he bids Rain or Shine goodbye [NEWS]

Return of the King? Dylan Ababou explains surprise appearance at Ginebra workout [NEWS]

Japeth Aguilar dunks, joins Ginebra drills even with finger still swollen post surgery [NEWS]

Star gives Ian Sangalang three-year, P15M deal despite season-long injury layoff [NEWS]

Yeng Guiao willing to look at trade offers for Beau Belga amid interest from two teams [NEWS]

Nickel Asia offers to back Gilas in bid to avert wranglings among PBA stakeholders [NEWS]

LA Tenorio hopes to repay bold move by Ginebra management to bring Cone on board [NEWS]

Asi Taulava asks fans to stop bashing Fajardo, fellow Gilas holdouts: 'Let's all move on' [NEWS]

Chris Banchero ready to reciprocate Alaska faith, bares intention to stay with Aces [NEWS]

If it's hard for Gilas to get players in 2015, imagine how tough it would be under new Fiba format in 2017 [NEWS]

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