Power Rankings: The J-Wash of old
June 18, 2012 by Sydrick Salazar
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It is a boyfriend’s duty to wait for his girlfriend to finish her work and it is a blogger’s duty to earn money while enriching the minds of others.
Anyway I’m going to write about my favorite thing in the whole, wide, world. So here’s how it works. I have a standardized way of computing a player’s efficiency…
… And it goes a little something like this.
20 – MARK CAGUIOA / KINGS
15.7PPG • 2.8RPG • 1.3APG
I have been waiting for his name to pop up in this list. The guy repelled an eye ailment to hinder his season and his glaggles (glasses & goggles combo) looks awesome. He should cut his hair though because he reminds me of an overly giddy version of Zaldy Realubit.
19 – PAUL LEE / ELASTO PAINTERS
13.7PPG • 2.7RPG • 3.3APG
After sending the Elasto Painters to the winning column again, The Lethal Weapon suffered an injury. This is the last thing Yeng Guiao and his construction workers want right now.
18 – RUDY HATFIELD / KINGS
5.8PPG • 8.3RPG • 2.3APG • 1.3SPG
We know his capabilities. Nuff said. On that note, this guy just masterlocked, cobra clutched, and sleeper held Richard Del Rosario and a hapless production assistant that wants to be an actor in the June 17 telecast of AKTV’s Smackdown. Well… at least the H-Bomb is a better actor than Alex Crisano.
Ogie Menor is my version of Randy Orton by the way.
17 – KERBY RAYMUNDO / KINGS
LAST WEEK: 20
11.7PPG • 6.0RPG • 1.8APG
Is it wrong for us to still call him a kid? The guy is in his mid-30’s for crying out loud. But whatever man, as long as the guy can elude his defenders on the inside and make mince meat out of his competition, the last thing his foes need right now is his nickname.
16 – JEFF CHAN / ELASTO PAINTERS
LAST WEEK: 12
14.1PPG • 3.1RPG • 1.9APG • 1.1SPG
The healthy half of Rain or Shine’s Kung Fu Connection will have to step up his game since Paul Lee could be out indefinitely. This puts the scoring burden in the arms of Chan especially since they are the only ones averaging in double figures besides Jamelle Cornley this conference.
15 – JAMES YAP / LLAMADOS
LAST WEEK: 9
15.0PPG • 3.9RPG • 2.4APG
King James drops down six spots this week and it might not even be his fault. There were a lot of guys that stepped up their games this week. While Yap had fifteen points, he did bungle all of his seven tries at the three-point arc.
14 – RANIDEL DE OCAMPO / TROPANG TEXTERS
LAST WEEK: 13
14.6PPG • 5.0RPG • 0.6BPG
After a long break, the Talk N Text Tropang Texters went in and finally scored a victory to move to the .500 mark. With that said Ranidel De Ocampo has consistently helped Paul Harris in their scoring while the rest of his team struggled.
13 – GABE NORWOOD / ELASTO PAINTERS
8.7PPG • 5.6RPG • 3.3APG • 0.7SPG • 0.9BPG
Returning to the fray, Norwood was one of those instrumental in keeping the focus away from Paul Lee’s injury. Norwood has been magnificent playing the point-forward role for the E-Painters and sure, he wasn’t supposed to be built this way but any help from this guy should be received well.
12 – JIMMY ALAPAG / TROPANG TEXTERS
LAST WEEK: 8
7.8PPG • 2.5RPG • 8.5APG
Let’s just say this – even if the return of Jayson Castro will more or less spark a significant stat drop, you should always expect The Mighty Mouse to buck the odds. It was less than a year ago when he was named MVP and he’ll probably try to salvage at least a mythical spot this season.
11 – SONNY THOSS / ALASKA
LAST WEEK: 16
10.6PPG • 7.9RPG • 1.4APG • 1.1BPG
Alaska started and finished the season full of disappointment but when it comes to The Boss, it was a nice way for him to pad his career stats. While most of his foes are playing less minutes, he continues to have career-highs in points, rebounds, and blocks.
10 – JV CASIO / TIGERS
LAST WEEK: 14
9.7PPG • 2.8RPG • 6.7APG • 1.0SPG
Powerade’s backcourt combo is one of the best this conference and to think that JV Casio has yet to sync his offense with Gary David. The former Smart-Gilas hotshot ranks third after Jimmy Alapag and Leroy Hickerson this conference in assists.
9 – SOLOMON MERCADO / BOLTS
LAST WEEK: 6
14.5PPG • 4.2RPG • 2.3APG • 1.2SPG
Mercado’s scoring averages continue to go down ever since Mario West replaced Champ Oguchi and Macmac Cardona’s gradual return to his top form. With that said, he still ranks first in all of Bolts in terms of scoring.
8 – CHRIS LUTZ / BLAZE BOOSTERS
LAST WEEK: 10
12.1PPG • 4.4RPG • 4.4APG
It sucks that the injury to Chris Lutz had to happen. Had not for the Commissioner’s Cup that Lutz missed all but two games, he could have helped the Blaze Boosters push for a semifinal campaign. With that said, Chris Lutz is probably the most consistent performer of the team in the Governor’s Cup.
7 – WILLIE MILLER / ENERGY
LAST WEEK: 2
13.8PPG • 3.7RPG • 4.3APG • 0.7BPG
Man Willie Miller had it tough. The Thriller slipped five spots when he played unproductively against Rain or Shine. With Danny Seigle in sickbay and Al Vergara has yet to warm up in his role as Wynne Arboleda’s replacement, Miller needs to do more.
6 – ARWIND SANTOS / BLAZE BOOSTERS
LAST WEEK: 4
11.0PPG • 8.4RPG • 1.6APG • 1.3BPG
Like I said, I bet Arwind must be feeling the effects of a lot of big names violating his rebounding space and messing up with scoring touches. It was in this conference last year when Santos exploded and nearly beat up Jimmy Alapag for the MVP award. Imagine if Marcio Lassiter debuts? How will he affect Arwind?
5 – ASI TAULAVA / BOLTS
LAST WEEK: 7
13.5PPG • 10.2RPG • 0.7APG
Holy crap. Asi Taulava… 1999 called and wants you to bleach your hair blonde! Sure, his scoring might not be up par with his younger days but can people stop Asi with the way he’s been playing these past few weeks? If he can continue with this type of play expect the worst for his enemies.
4 – LA TENORIO / ACES
LAST WEEK: 3
12.3PPG • 5.0RPG • 5.0APG • 1.6SPG
I really can’t say anything good about LA’s game. Sure, he and Thoss are the current lone, bright and consistent spots in the Alaska roster but the Aces are about to finish their worst season in almost two decades. Hopefully for Alaska, it seems as if they are bent to improve next season.
3 – MARC PINGRIS / LLAMADOS
LAST WEEK: 5
7.8PPG • 11.0RPG • 3.4APG
Pingris is a rebounding demon and people will like this fact. However, people will also like the fact that Sakuragi is a decent passer. Ever since his return, the Llamados has only lost one game. One of the most charismatic players of the league, Pingris is bent to lead B-Meg’s frontline back to the finals.
2 – JAY WASHINGTON / BLAZE BOOSTERS
LAST WEEK: 11
14.4PPG • 6.4RPG • 2.0APG • 1.1SPG • 0.7BPG
A week after Washington debuted in the power rankings, J-Wash tore the house down anew by jumping nine spots. Blame this on Washington’s superb performance against the B-Meg Llamados where he pulled in a career-high 29 points and 9 rebounds. Will this mark the return of the 2010-11 PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference in his full strength?
1 – GARY DAVID / TIGERS
LAST WEEK: 1
26.0PPG • 4.7RPG • 3.2APG • 0.7SPG
Gary David sucks in being the guy we should pity. The guy just scored 16 points in his last outing against Ginebra thereby missing a chance to rewrite the PBA history books. BOOHOO! Is scoring twenty points dating back to the semifinals of the Philippine Cup that hard?! Because he failed to score twenty consecutive 20-point games, I hereby sentence him to a definite Mythical Five citation and possibly the Most Valuable Player Award.
As long as Powerade wins and plays more games, the more chances of Gary David taking the MVP award.
Anyway, there were four new names to sub for those that left the list. These names include B-Meg’s Yancy De Ocampo, Meralco’s Chris Ross, Alaska’s Cyrus Baguio, and Barako Bull’s Danny Seigle.
Will these guys return in next week’s rankings?