MANILA, Philippines–Jonathon Simmons has earned his honor, leading the opening auction of the NLEX Road Warriors at the PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday.
Simmons, an NBA veteran best known for his time with the San Antonio Spurs, brought in 32 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in a performance that was hard to stop. comprehensive present by Kevin Alas.
“It is competition. you [are] materialistic. I just look at it from a competitive point of view. The boys wanted to win, and it was a lot better than I expected,” Simmons said of the PBA’s style of play.
The American striker also took his hat off to Alas, NLEX’s cunning defender and captain.
“I am just beginning to know these people. Kevin can really play and I was able to see that tonight, so he will be of great help to us in the future,” he said.
Simmons is indeed flagged uncertain for the following Road Warriors is said to have reached a lucrative deal with a professional club in China.
But the Americans were finally cleared just hours before the competition at the Big Dome.
When asked about his future with the Road Warriors, Simmons couldn’t provide anything definitive.
“I don’t know man, I leave that to the manager. I just came to play basketball, but I’m glad it worked out so I can play and lead this team to victory,” he said.
If that’s any indication, Simmons appears to be invested in his future with NLEX, even looking for suggestions the Road Warriors could use as they conduct this conference.
“We just need to do better defensively. I think our defensive ability will help our offensive momentum move forward, so it’s mostly about getting to know each other’s points and getting more chemistry on defense and then going it’s very hard to beat us,” he said.
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