Barako Bull consultant Rajko Toroman said the team is looking for “more inside presence” when it signed former NBA center DJ Mbenga to reinforce the team.
“We expected that he can have some impact on our team,” Toroman told InterAKTV. “We expect that he can have some inside presence.”
The ex-Los Angeles Laker is expected to suit up for Barako Bull on Sunday against the Petron Blaze Boosters.
Mbenga will take the place of Evan Brock, who has provided solid numbers for Barako Bull. The import change comes at a crucial time for the team, which is in ninth place in the standings. The bottom two teams after the elimination round will be shut out of the playoffs.
“We were satisified with how Evan is playing, but we feel we need some more inside presence,” added Toroman.
» Meralco tries to bounce back against NLEX; Rain or Shine, Barako Bull collide
» WAKE UP CALL | Back-to-back losses spark Barako Bull with sense of urgency against Alaska
» Solomon Alabi lifts Barako Bull past Alaska with game-winning putback in overtime