The Meralco Bolts might become the first team to replace its import in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after the team flew in veteran Earl Barron as possible replacement for Jarrid Famous.
Famous averaged 28 points and 15 rebounds in his three games with the Bolts, who went 1-2 in those games, including a tough overtime loss to Talk 'N Text last Friday. It was understood from the start, though, that he would be a stand-in import.
NBA veteran Jelani McCoy, who played for five different NBA teams in a nine-year stint, was Meralco's original choice, but the 34-year-old strained his calf in a tune-up game prior to the opening of the Commissioner's Cup.
"We have a new import. Earl Barron. Legitimate big man," tweeted Bolts point guard Paul Artadi at around noon today.
Barron himself confirmed on his own Twitter account that he was headed for Manila. "What's up Tweeps? Running last-minute errands before I get on this plane for Manila."
It appears, though, that Barron will be on stand-by for theRead More »from Bolts could replace Famous with Barron