After failing to defend their crown in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, Alaska set to bring NBA vet Bill Walker as import in the Governor's Cup



Defending champion Alaska is moving on after they failed to defend their title in the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup after the Aces were crushed by two-time champions San Mig Super Coffee Mixers,79-65 in do-or-die game 3 of the quarterfinals.




With the setback, the Aces are now setting their eyes in the season-ending Governor's Cup and will bring former New York Knicks swingman Bill Walker to reinforce the team.

“He’ll be coming in May 5,” said Alaska coach Luigi Trillo on Walker being tapped as an import.


Walker's Career

The 6"6 Walker was selected by the Washington Wizards with the 47th overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft out of Kansas State University.

But he was traded shortly thereafter to the Boston Celtics in exchange for cash considerations. 

Walker didn't play much with the Celtics and was assigned to D-League teams Utah Flash and Maine Red Claws in 2009.

In February 2010, he was acquired by the Knicks in a deal sending Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry to the Celtics for Walker, Eddie House and J. R. Giddens.

He averaged 11.9 points in 27 games with the Knicks after the deal.

He spent two more seasons at New York before being released by the Knicks on April 20, 2012.

On February 19, 2013, Walker was acquired by the Austin Toros but was waived on
 March 25.

On April 3, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce but never played a game for them.

On May 20, 2013, Walker signed with Trotamundos de Carabobo of Venezuela.

On October 31, 2013, he was re-acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.


Walker's addition to the Aces

Walker will be a big help for the Aces considering his NBA credentials. He was a role player with the Knicks and is a great shooter from the outside. He is also known for his savvy-defense and his highlight dunks that earned him the nickname "SkyWalker". 

The high-flying Walker is expected to play at the small forward position for the Aces but he can also slide to the power forward slot.

After failing to defend their crown in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, Alaska set to bring NBA vet Bill Walker as import in the Governor's Cup After failing to defend their crown in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, Alaska set to bring NBA vet Bill Walker as import in the Governor's Cup Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 4/27/2014 Rating: 5

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