The Meralco Bolts are considering bringing back the explosive Tim Pickett for their Governors’ Cup campaign, but the decision depends on the health of the team’s local personnel.
Meralco coach Ryan Gregorio told InterAKTV that the team might opt to bring in a bigger import if the condition of starting power forward Gabby Espinas does not improve. Pickett plays the wing position.
“Gabby has a herniated disc,” said Gregorio, noting that it’s an injury similar to the one suffered by Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard, who opted to have season-ending back surgery.
“The only difference is, Gabby wants to play for me. Howard doesn’t want to play for Stan Van Gundy.”
Pickett averaged 30 points in his first two games with the Meralco Bolts last year, before injuring his hamstring in his third game, where he scored just 11 points. In his three-game stint, Pickett averaged 11 rebounds and 6.3 assists while shooting 37.5 percent from three-point distance.
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