PBA: Import woes hit NLEX as Jonathon Simmons gets China team offer

NLEX coach Frankie Lim. –PBA IMAGES

NLEX coach Frankie Lim. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—The partnership between NLEX and supposed import Jonathon Simmons has seemingly reached a dead end.

Simmons was supposed debut for the Road Warriors in their first game of the 2023 PBA Governors’ Cup against Blackwater on Wednesday but coach Frankie Lim bared problems with the former NBA player.

“He had an offer in China so I said, ‘go ahead, we’ll just look for another guy.’ He probably won’t play on Wednesday but we’ll just try and find a way,” the Lim said in a story on the PBA website.

As of writing, NLEX has not confirmed whether they will be playing with a new import against the Bossings or they will be going All-Filipino.

For Blackwater coach Ariel Vanguardia, either situation would not prompt him to change the team’s game plan as they look for their first win.

“Gano’n pa rin (It will be the…

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