Aiken plays better in 2nd game for Dyip, but still ‘up for evaluation’
After scoring only nine points in his PBA debut three days ago, Columbian Dyip import CJ Aiken showed glimpses of his offensive game on Wednesday.
But Aiken will need to do more than just scoring 21 points if he is to keep his job.
“He scored 21 points and 18 rebounds I think. Of course he’s up for evaluation. We’re going to meet with management tomorrow (Thursday) morning so we’ll see,” said Columbian head coach Ricky Dandan after a 116-103 loss to Meralco.
Columbian plays NLEX on Saturday in a game that could very well be a make or break for Aiken.
“Yes [he will still play in our next game]. We’re playing three straight. Let’s see because CJ really has a very good attitude. He gets along with his teammates well and it’s good for the team,” said Dandan.
“He also knows the system already so we’ll sit down with the management tomorrow and figure things out and make a decision.”
Dandan said the team has replacement imports on standby in case it doesn’t work out well for Aiken but he kept his lips sealed when asked for any names.
“We have a list already. We’ve always had a list. [Every team] has a plan B.”
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