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Despite Fil-Am Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson expressing interest in playing for the national team, head coach Tab Baldwin admitted Gilas Pilipinas is not likely to naturalize guards in the near future, stating that big men are still the priority. “The difficult thing for Jordan is traditionally the Philippines needs a big man in a naturalized role,” he said Sunday, March 22 following Talk ’N Text’s twice-to-beat clinching win over Alaska in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. “If there ever came a time that we needed a guard, it’s great to know that Jordan is available. He’s easy to naturalize.” Rappler

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Former NBA small forward Terrence Williams, after a short-lived stint that included just one practice, has been released from Israeli side Maccabi Ashdod, sources told Basketball Insiders. According to sources, Williams, the No. 11 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, is in discussions for a new deal with clubs from Puerto Rico and the Philippines. In mid-January, Williams signed a no-cut four-month offer sheet worth $68,000 in Ashdod and was immediately dubbed one of the most talented players in the Middle East. The problem was, the coach that initially lured Williams overseas had gotten fired. Basketball Insiders

January 27, 2015 Updates

Ronald Roberts signed a deal to play in the Philippines with San Miguel Beerman, according to sources. The rookie comes from the Santa Cruz Warriors where he was averaging 29.5 points, 13.5 points and 2.5 assists per game. Marc Stein was the first to report about a deal in the Philippines. Sportando

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The Golden State Warriors are hosting Filipino Heritage Night, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort, on Friday, November 21 against the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena (7:30 p.m.), the team announced today. A portion of the proceeds from each Filipino Heritage Night ticket sold will be donated back to support local Filipino organizations throughout the Bay Area. NBA.com

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Andray Blatche has been a citizen of an Asian country for four months. Since then, he’s lead his new country, the Philippines to remarkable basketball performances at the FIBA World Cup. He’s become a national hero in the Philippines. But the International Olympic Committe of Asia has different views about Blatche disqualifying him from the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Basketball Buddha

Asian Games rules state that each natualized player must have at least three year of residency in the country that gave him citizenship. Blatche doesn't have it. Philippines will replace him with Marcus Douthit. Sportando

September 12, 2014 Updates

Blatche was not just a hit on the court at the World Cup, but also with his teammates, says team capatain Jimmy Alapag. "The type of relationships he built with the guys on the team in one month and a half and the effort in games and practices really said a lot about Andray," Alapag told HoopsHype. "We were on the road together for about a month. That helped a lot to build that camaraderie and get to know Andray better. He was committed to the program from Day 1 and I think it showed." HoopsHype

It only took three days for Robin Lopez to fall in love with the Philippines, so much so that the American NBA center has presented himself as another naturalization candidate for the country's basketball team. “If the whole Andray Blatche thing doesn’t work out, I’m here for Gilas,” Lopez said on Thursday after conducting a training camp organized by Gatorade and NBA Philippines at the Hoops Center in Mandaluyong. “I don’t wish any harm to come to Dray because obviously he’s played his heart out for that team and he’s a great fit,” the Portland Trail Blazer said, referring to Blatche, who reinforced Gilas as a naturalized Filipino in the recent Fiba World Cup. Sports Interactive Network Philippines

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