Thursday, September 29, 2011

PBA Teams 2011-2012 Line-Up (Meralco Bolts)

Head Coach: Ryan Gregorio

#            Players
2            Chris Timberlake
Image by the PBA
3            Sol Mercado
5            Asi Taulava
7            Nelbert Omolon
8            Mark Yee
9            Yousif Aljamal
10          Gabby Espinas
12          Mark Isip
14          Mac Cardona
15          Gilbert Bulawan
16          Jason Ballesteros
26          Chico Lanete
80          Mark Macapagal
0            Bryan Faundo
Chris Ross
Reynel Hugnatan

Bolts is still struggling especially inside the paint. There is no question on their perimeter game, with Sol Mercado, Nelbert Omolon and Mac Cardona they are safe outside, with the addition of Chico Lanete and the streak shooter Mark Macapagal they strengthen their outside game but how will they maximize their outside shot if that is the only way that they can score, it will easily be defended, it will be quite obvious.

Gabby Espinas is maybe the only one that can play a more effective low post game compare to the veteran Asi Taulava and a more face-up player Mark Isip. Jason Ballesteros is an additional big guy but can he play in the post and banged bodies inside the paint?

Cardona and his inverted hook shot can be another option to score inside and also the aggressive attacks of  Mercado in the penetration can lead to a points in the paint. Those option can compensate the lack of post games of their bigmen, or Coach Ryan can also put Cardona in the post in a miss match.

This team will be in the bottom three. They have the options in scoring but defense will be a big issue. Omolon will be the most decent defender in the line up. They need to work on their "D" and be more of a team in the defensive side.

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