Phoenix happy to have ‘high-risk, high-reward’ Abueva on board

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “He’s gonna make mistakes just like everybody else but what’s important here is we’re gonna support him and I’m sure he’s gonna bring it back tenfolds to us,” said Robinson, who steered undefeated Lyceum to its seventh straight win in the NCAA Season 94.Robinson, who served as assistant coach at Alaska from 2012 to 2017, said he’s already spoken with Abueva, who only played five games for the Aces in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup.“I just talked to him earlier and I told him, ‘You have to be grateful for what Alaska has given you. So what’s important now is the opportunity that lies ahead. You have to learn from the mistakes that you’ve committed during the six years of your basketball with Alaska,’ so hopefully, he’s gonna be a different man right now.”Phoenix hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup where it got blown out by San Miguel Beer in the quarterfinals.Robinson believes Abueva’s arrival will turn the Fuel Masters’ fortunes around.“That’s one thing for sure. Calvin is always gonna be a high risk, high reward player so as long as we’re gonna play our cards right, I’m sure we’re gonna benefit from this trade.” Phoenix on Tuesday acquired Abueva from Alaska in exchange for point guard Karl Dehesa and the rights to the 2019 first round pick.“I’m sure Calvin will bring a lot of excitement into our team. You gotta love this guy. He’s looking for a home right now and we’re just happy that Phoenix is gonna be his new home,” Robinson told INQUIRER.net on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Alaska trades Calvin Abueva to Phoenix The Fuel Masters won’t be entirely new for Abueva as he reunites with Robinson, head coach Louie Alas and veteran guard RJ Jazul, all of whom were part of the Aces before. Alaska decided to part ways with Abueva after six years.The 30-year-old Abueva was instrumental in the Aces’ championship run in the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup and several other finals appearances.READ: Suspended from Alaska, Abueva shows up at Gilas practiceBut it wasn’t a smooth ride for Abueva, whose personal issues affected his career with Alaska.Two months ago, the Aces suspended Abueva indefinitely for going AWOL.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Backed into a corner, Beermen out to fight harder to extend PBA finals Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Phoenix took a chance in trading for embattled forward Calvin Abueva and assistant coach Topex Robinson has no doubt the Fuel Masters will be rewarded.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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