MANILA, Philippines – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will not be obtainable for the rest of TNT’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup season on account of a neck harm he suffered throughout a current East Asia Tremendous League match.
Coach Jojo Lastimosa confirmed that Hollis-Jefferson’s older brother Rahlir will function an import for the Tropang Giga matches towards the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and Phoenix Gasoline Masters in January.
Nonetheless, TNT was unable to activate Rahlir in time for the Christmas Day loss to Barangay Ginebra and was compelled to play with an all-Filipino lineup.
“We’re going for the conservative half and truly defending Rondae’s profession,” TNT coach Jojo Lastimosa stated after the 86-78 loss at Good Araneta Coliseum when requested in regards to the choice to withdraw the previous NBA participant.
PBA guidelines prohibit Rondae from returning throughout the event, as he was already introduced again when he missed TNT’s season-opening loss to Magnolia on account of an sickness and inserted Quincy Miller as an import.
Imported gadgets initially listed within the lineup can solely return as soon as, not like imports that function replacements.
Rondae suffered whiplash throughout TNT’s victory over the Taipei Fubon Braves within the EASL final Wednesday in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and underwent some assessments.
“We do not take that evenly. If he might get hit once more, he might re-injure that neck,” Lastimosa stated.