Robert Bolick, NorthPort still in stalemate as contract expiration looms
MANILA, Philippines–Negotiations between NorthPort and Robert Bolick are still at an impasse as the countdown to the expiration of the key goalscorer’s contract continues to dwindle.
Bolick’s agent, Marvin Espiritu, said on Thursday that there had been no significant progress between the two sides even though the Batang pier guard acted as cheerleader for the duration of the event. 107-102 loss to Meralco Bolts at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
His one-year contract expires on January 31, and there are whispers that Bolick could be playing abroad once he becomes a free agent.
Coach Bonnie Tan in Filipino said: “We presented our offer to him.
The PBA rules state that NorthPort will retain Bolick’s rights if an agreement cannot be reached after said date as he is only eligible to be a limited free agent.
The fourth-year pillar did not compete in two games of the PBA Governors’ Cup, with the team saying that Bolick was being treated for a hamstring problem.
NorthPort opened its campaign last January 22 with a lost 122-92 to Convergence.
And NorthPort missed out on a lot of Bolick’s on-court presence, especially his stellar numbers of 21.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists that he won. he created in the Commissioner’s Cup.
Much of the score has been credited with importing Marcus Weathers while there is still an uneasy conflict between the remaining locals to fill in Bolick’s absence.
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