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Cavs-Lakers face-off comes with a Donovan Mitchell intrigue
by Alder Almo - April 6, 2024 - 10:43am
The Los Angeles Lakers will size up one of their top summer trade targets when the Cleveland Cavaliers visit them on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) as the race to the playoffs tightens up. 
Back injury keeps Utah's Jordan Clarkson out of NBA 6th Man of the Year race
by Alder Almo - April 2, 2024 - 10:04am
Jordan Clarkson had the third-best odds to win the NBA’s 6th Man of the Year award in January.  But an ill-timed back injury dropped the Filipino-American guard from contention to win his second such...
Filipino trait credited for Jalen Green’s rise with Rockets
by Alder Almo - April 2, 2024 - 9:53am
If there is one good thing about Filipinos aside from their well-known hospitality, it’s their resiliency. 
Kai Sotto still with Hiroshima Dragonflies, agent confirms
by Alder Almo - September 5, 2023 - 11:24am
Kai Sotto is scheduled to fly to Japan next week to rejoin the Hiroshima Dragonflies, according to his agent Tony Ronzone of Wasserman.
Gilas foe Dominican Republic stuns Canada behind Towns' solid game
by Alder Almo - August 19, 2023 - 9:06am
Karl Anthony-Towns made a triumphant return to the Dominican Republic national team after 10 years, leading them to a 94-88 upset of Canada on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in Granada, Spain.
FIBA World Cup's star power continues to take a hit as Jamal Murray sits out for Canada
by Alder Almo - August 17, 2023 - 10:40am
With only a week left before tip-off, the 2023 FIBA World Cup continues to lose its luster as another NBA player backed out.
Gilas faces tall order vs Karl Anthony-Towns-led Dominican Republic
by Alder Almo - August 16, 2023 - 12:55pm
Gilas Pilipinas’ opening game opponent, Dominican Republic, received a tremendous boost after the three-time NBA All-Star Karl Anthony-Towns finally joined them in their 2023 FIBA World Cup buildup. 
Ex-PBA, UST star Dale Singson thrives as AAU coach in US
by Alder Almo - August 4, 2023 - 4:58pm
Following a 10-year PBA career playing for five different teams, Dale Singson migrated to the US in 2012. But it was two years later when Singson dipped his hands into coaching after his son joined a basketball...
Late visa notice causes Jordan Clarkson to miss Gilas' China stint, says dad
by Alder Almo - August 4, 2023 - 10:54am
Jordan Clarkson’s father cleared the air about why the Utah Jazz star could not join Gilas Pilipinas on their China trip as initially scheduled.
Filipino ex-New York Knicks doctor coming home for FIBA World Cup 
by Alder Almo - August 2, 2023 - 10:18am
After stepping down from his “dream job” with the New York Knicks, Dr. Erwin Benedict Valencia is coming home to the Philippines just in time to lend his expertise to the country’s hosting of the...
'I don’t know, mahirap sabihin': Kai Sotto's Gilas stint up in air amid back injury
by Alder Almo - July 18, 2023 - 10:14am
Kai Sotto is flying back to the Philippines as scheduled. But his availability for Gilas Pilipinas remains uncertain. 
Back injury hampers Kai Sotto in final NBA Summer league game
by Alder Almo - July 16, 2023 - 10:08am
Kai Sotto’s FIBA World Cup availability is now in limbo after his NBA Summer League stint ended with a back injury during the Orlando Magic’s 94-77 loss.
'Just go out there, compete': Kai capitalizes on precious NBA Summer League minutes
by Alder Almo - July 14, 2023 - 3:04pm
Kai Sotto flubbed his first three possessions in his NBA Summer League debut. But he did not let those lapses define him as an NBA prospect.
Magic coach tips hat to Kai Sotto: 'Credit to him for staying ready'
by Alder Almo - July 14, 2023 - 1:20pm
Orlando Magic Summer League coach Dylan Murphy lauded Kai Sotto for his solid debut despite getting benched in their first three games.
‘Looked good, played unselfish’: Kai Sotto's agent satisfied with long-awaited NBA Summer League debut
by Alder Almo - July 14, 2023 - 12:48pm
Kai Sotto shook off a jittery start to finish strong in his much anticipated NBA Summer League debut. 
Magic playtime continues to elude Kai Sotto
by Alder Almo - July 13, 2023 - 1:24pm
Kai Sotto logged a third straight DNP-coach’s decision.
Fan chants fall on deaf ears as Kai Sotto benched anew
by Alder Almo - July 11, 2023 - 11:56am
Kai Sotto logged his second straight DNP-coach’s decision that left millions of Filipino fans — including a good crowd who trooped to the Thomas Mack & Center in Las Vegas, Nevada — disappointed....
'It's a rotation': Kai Sotto benched in Orlando’s NBA Summer League opener
by Alder Almo - July 9, 2023 - 11:33am
Kai Sotto logged a DNP (did not play)-coach’s decision in his much-anticipated NBA Summer League debut as the Orlando Magic lost to the towering Detroit Pistons, 89-78.
Kai Sotto, NBA Summer League teammates told: Play hard, fast, right
by Alder Almo - July 8, 2023 - 9:12am
Orlando Magic Summer League coach Dylan Murphy sent a strong message to Kai Sotto and the rest of the squad before their first game tips off Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time).
Magic exec explains waiving Bol Bol; Reality check for Kai Sotto
by Alder Almo - July 7, 2023 - 1:33pm
Newly promoted Orlando Magic general manager Anthony Parker shed light on why Bol Bol was cut from the roster, which cast doubts on Kai Sotto’s chances to earn a standard contract with the team. 
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