2016 PBA Offseason Grades: Meralco Bolts


It was just a month ago after the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel won their first championship in eight years and the PBA already opened it's 42nd season. Let us examine how each team did in the offseason.


MERALCO BOLTS



Players in: Joseph Yeo

Players out: Rey Guevarra, Jimmy Alapag

Drafted players: Jonathan Grey, Ed Daquioag

GRADE: A-


The 2016 Governors' cup runner up kept their core intact for this season. They only traded a seldomly used Rey Guevarra for a proven scorer and veteran in Joseph Yeo. Yeo can also provide the leadership the Bolts lost after Jimmy Alapag's retirement. 

More so, they've added two explosive young scorer in Ed Daquioag and Jonathan Grey. The two were considered one of the best guards in their collegiate career. Grey is a former star player of the St. Benilde Blazers while Ed Daquioag is a vital part of UST's finals appearance last UAAP season but loses to the FEU Green Tamaraws in 3 games.

The Bolts' guard rotation becomes very deep in Yeo, Daquioag and Grey's arrival. Coach Norman Black will have a lot of scoring option for his team this season.

TEAM ROSTER

Point Guards
Baser Amer
Anjo Caram
Jonathan Uyloan

Shooting Guards
Ed Daquioag
Jonathan Grey
Joseph Yeo

Small Forwards
Jared Dillinger
Chris Newsome

Power Forwards
Cliff Hodge
Kelly Nabong
Ken Bono

Centers
Justin Chua
Bryan Faundo
Rabeh Al-Hussaini
Reynel Hugnatan

Head coach: Norman Black

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