In a sudden change of mind, San Miguel decided to bring NBA journeyman Reggie Willliams instead of Elijah Millsap as import in the Governor's Cup


In a sudden change of mind, the San Miguel Beermen have decided to bring NBA journeyman Reggie Williams instead of former import Elijah Millsap as their reinforcement in the upcoming PBA Governor's Cup.




Active consultant Todd Purves understands the clamor from the Beermen fans to bring back Elijah Millsap but defended that Reggie Williams will be the better import.
He added that Williams experience in the NBA is a "great addition" to the team when the Beermen try to bounce back from another playoff debacle in the Commissioner's Cup.
The Beermen had earlier expressed their high intensions of bringing back the versatile Millsap, who helped the then Petron to within a win of a championship in last season's Governors Cup.
However, the team has since changed course and opted for NBA journeyman Williams, who will arrive on Sunday and join the Beermen in practice on Monday.
Purves said the change from Millsap to Williams was "management's decision."

Millsap left wondering
Even the younger brother of Atlanta Hawks All-Star Paul Millsap appeared stunned by the sudden change.


He had already tweeted "Thanks for having me back" on May 5 when team officials spoke about his return for the season-ending tournament.
When followers tweeted that they were left puzzled by San Miguel's decision to bring in Williams instead, Millsap merely responded with, "Me too."

Williams' Credentials 
The 41-year-old Purves had expressed that Williams torrid outside shooting is one of the main reason why they opted they bring him.

The second-seeded San Miguel is coming off a disappointing exit in Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals after losing twice to seventh seed and suddenly-inspired Air21 squad just two weeks ago.
“Reggie is gonna be a great addition to the team with his outside shooting. And he’s got great work ethic also who could fit the team,” Purves told Spin.ph shortly after the team’s practice on Friday at the Acropolis gym in Libis, Quezon City.
The 27-year-old Williams, listed 6'6 in the NBA, went undrafted in 2008 but eventually found his way to the NBA by way of the Golden State Warriors in the 2009-10 season.
The incoming San Miguel import averaged 15.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steal in 32.6 minutes with the Warriors - all of which stand as NBA career-high numbers for the native of Prince George, Virginia.
After his stint with the Warriors, Williams signed with the Charlotte Bobcats 
where he played for two seasons averaging 8.3 pts and 3.7, respectively.

His last stay in the NBA is with the Oklahoma City Thunder this season where he signed a 10-day contract but was not renewed.

He only played a total of just three games averaging 3.7 points in 5.6 minutes per contest.
Prior to joining the Thunder, Williams played 25 games for the Tulsa 66ers in the NBA D-League, where  he averaged 20.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.56 steals in 38.0 minutes per game.

All we can do now is to wait for the Governor's Cup if San Miguel has really made the right decision of bringing Williams instead of Millsap.

--- with reports from Spin.ph


In a sudden change of mind, San Miguel decided to bring NBA journeyman Reggie Willliams instead of Elijah Millsap as import in the Governor's Cup In a sudden change of mind, San Miguel decided to bring NBA journeyman Reggie Willliams instead of Elijah Millsap as import in the Governor's Cup Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 5/10/2014 Rating: 5

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