Murphy in for injured Reid

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments San Miguel will be up for a tough outing Sunday where Murphy gets his baptism of fire as the Beermen tangle with sister team Magnolia in the 6:30 p.m. contest at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Jetlag is expected to set in come the Magnolia game, and Austria said that they will help Murphy get acclimatized as quickly as possible by not letting him sleep at night leading to the game against the Hotshots.Drafted 47th overall by the Utah Jazz in 2012, Murphy had a brief NBA career and has bounced around in pro leagues in Asia, Europe and the United States.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ready to rumble Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Coach Leo Austria liked what he saw Thursday morning, that’s why the veteran AZ Reid will be sitting it out in the next San Miguel Beer games.Unless he got a wrong first impression of Kevin Murphy.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES “He was impressive, considering the situation,” Austria said, referring to Murphy heading straight to the Beermen’s practice that started at 10 a.m., just after the import landed in the country after a long-haul flight from Georgia and then Los Angeles in the United States. “He appeared to be very much in shape.”Reid, the former Best Import winner, has been hobbled by an ankle injury and the Beermen, who have been without June Mar Fajardo since the start of the PBA Governors’ Cup, are at 2-2 and needing a boost to be able to stick close to the leaders in the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAustria said that Reid still comes to practice to watch while resting his ankle, but when he saw the NBA veteran Murphy practice, he was convinced that the team could make the import change at this time.“What impressed me the most was his intelligence on the court,” Austria said. “We had him join practice not only to see him in action, but to also make him know the plays [of the team]. He caught on immediately. And that says a lot of his ability.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img

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