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PBA: Two games in, Powerade looking to part ways with McCants

May 26, 2012 4:10pm

The Powerade Tigers, after a 0-2 start in the PBA Governor's Cup, are looking for a spark to jump-start their campaign, and replacing former NBA player Rashad McCants as their import for the conference might be just the thing.

Powerade assistant head coach Charles Tiu confirmed to GMA News Online via text message that the team was "looking for a replacement" but declined to share details about whom the team was pursuing.

McCants, the 2005 NBA Draft's 14th overall pick, started for the Tigers when they lost 97-83 to the Petron Blaze Boosters last week, and 106-101 to the Barako Bull Energy on Friday.

The 6-foot-4 former North Carolina Tar Heel normed 25 points on 39.13 percent shooting, along with eight rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and two blocks in 36.50 minutes, versus five turnovers in the two games.

McCants had difficulty matching up against other imports, and his trigger-happy attitude was a tough fit alongside Gary David, Powerade's other talented scoring machine.

Over four NBA seasons for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Sacramento Kings, McCants had career averages of 10.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.7 steals, while shooting 43.1 percent from the floor.

The Tigers next play on June 1 against the Alaska Aces. — AMD/JVP, GMA News
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