Quiñahan, Fonacier reunite with Guiao at NLEX | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Quiñahan, Fonacier reunite with Guiao at NLEX

/ 01:40 PM May 06, 2017
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Head coach Yeng Guiao turned to his old
reliables in hopes to turn NLEX’s fortunes around as he welcomes back two of his former players.

Guiao is set to reunite with JR Quiñahan and Larry Fonacier as part of the rebuilding Road Warriors. The two veterans headlined a four-team, seven-player trade, approved by the PBA Saturday.

ADVERTISEMENT

NLEX also received Mahindra’s 2017 second round pick and GlobalPort’s 2019 second rounder in the deal.

In exchange, the Road Warriors sent Garvo Lanete to the Bolts while also trading Sean Anthony and Bradwyn Guinto to the Batang Pier.

FEATURED STORIES

Rookie guard Jonathan Grey was also sent to GlobalPort while TNT reacquired its 2017 first round pick along with Anthony Semerad.

Quinahan is averaging 10.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in 27 minutes on the floor with the Batang Pier this conference while Fonacier is norming 7.0 points per night.

Fonacier and Quiñahan had previously experienced individual success and won championships under Guiao in their days with Red Bull and Rain or Shine, respectively.

Both add stability, leadership and shooting to an NLEX side which lacks mental toughness due to its inability to close out games.

The Road Warriors shook up their roster anew just a day after acquiring Alex Mallari from Mahindra.

Meanwhile, Anthony and Guinto will have a chance to fortify GlobalPort’s lean frontline, while Grey could provide the much needed scoring for the team, which is missing the services of Terrence Romeo.

At Meralco, Lanete also reunites with Baser Amer, whom he was teammates with in their collegiate days with San Beda.

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bradwyn Guinto, Garvo Lanete, Globalport Batang Pier, Jonathan Grey, JR Quiñahan, Larry Fonacier, Meralco Bolts, NLEX Road Warriors, PBA, Sean Anthony, TNT KaTropa, Yeng Guiao
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.