Castro absence not an excuse for loss, says Reyes

first_imgAzkals’ heart Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “I don’t know what Jayson is feeling right now, so I guess it’s up to him when he feels ready.  It’s only him who knows what’s happening with his body, so he told me after two games, he’ll be ready,” he said.“He just started practicing again, maybe a couple of practice. We can’t rely on Jayson to save our season. Everybody from the team, we have to do our part to make this conference a successful one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes TNT’s Ranidel de Ocampo. PBA IMAGESNot even the absence of Jayson Castro could pass as a viable excuse for TNT coach Josh Reyes following the KaTropa’s opening-game loss to Rain or Shine on Wednesday night.Reyes, who acted as a temporary head coach for TNT with Nash Racela tied up with Far Eastern University, said not having Castro was not the reason why the KaTropa dropped a 101-87 decision to the Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ “It’s really an adjustment. Everybody is used to playing with Jayson, but it shouldn’t be an excuse for everybody including myself,” said Reyes.“We should’ve done a better job defensively because I felt that if we could’ve made enough stops, enough defensive rebounds, the result could be different.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThe 30-year-old Castro is taking a much-needed rest after playing nonstop starting from his national team duties in 2013 up to the 2016 Governors’ Cup semifinals where TNT lost to Meralco in five games early last month.According to Reyes, Castro, who is also expected to miss TNT’s game against Barangay Ginebra on Sunday, is set to make his season debut on Dec. 2 against Blackwater. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View commentslast_img read more