NLEX’s new recruit Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser admitted he is still groping for his form after joining the Road Warriors with barely a week left before the start of the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The No. 1 overall pick of this year’s draft indeed struggled in his first game with NLEX, scoring only four points in 20 minutes of play although he made immediate impact on the defensive end with 10 rebounds and five blocks
“I’m still getting adjusted with the team. I’ve been with them for only three days. Just trying to find my space on the court whether it’s on offense and stuff,” said Ganuelas Rosser after the Road Warriors opened the conference with a 96-90 win over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
“I just relied on my defense and my athleticism and energy, and just tried to be positive with my communication with the team,” he added.
The trade actually came as a surprise for Ganuelas Rosser who was already gearing up for a bounce back conference for Blackwater after only averaging 11.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in only eight games in the Philippine Cup.
“I was really surprised. I was really looking forward to starting this conference with Blackwater. But it is what it is. This is the nature of the business and I really appreciate everything from Blackwater, management all the way down. I’m with NLEX now. I’m excited to be with NLEX. I’m excited that we won today,” said Ganuelas Rosser.
Fortunately for the 6-foot-7 forward, NLEX’s supposed game against Meralco last Sunday was postponed due to the super typhoon “Karding”, giving him ample time to get more adjusted with his new team since the Road Warrior won’t be returning to action until Friday, Sept. 30, against Blackwater.
NLEX is also in a transition of its own as interim coach Adonis Tierra is slowly handing the coaching reins to new coach Frankie Lim which will force the Road Warriors to adapt a new system on the fly.
“Just trying to be professional and be adaptable. Whatever the coaches need me to do, I’m going to do. Everybody making sure that we stay together and stick together with this transition,” he added.
“When coach Frankie comes, he is going to have his spin of things and way of things. I’m looking forward to it. He came to practice the other day. He had a lot of good energy and a lot of things to say.”
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