TNT and Meralco land at Clark, gears up for season restart
MVP teams TNT and Meralco have just checked in the Quest Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles, Pampanga
Meralco and TNT were the first batches along with Magnolia, Phoenix Super LPG, and Terra Firma that arrived in the Clark bubble mounted at the former US military base last Monday.
Meralco, ready to head on the war zone arrived at around 3:30 in the afternoon.
Big man Nonoy Baclao is expected to sit out in the upcoming season as he suffered a ruptured patella tendon last year and is still in recovery.
Nevertheless, the Bolts mounted a solid line up that secured Raymond Almazan a 6-foot-8 hoopster which will be his first Philippine Cup.
Conversely, the TNT squad checked in the hotel around 6 PM.
Carrying a new moniker the Tropang Giga with a formidable squad led by 5-foot-8 point guard Jayson Castro, primes the upcoming season with newcomers in the country Ray Parks and Simon Enciso.
Moreover, Gilas interim head coach Mark Dickel is expected to call the shots for the team.
All players including team personnel had undergone swab testing upon arriving at the place.
After, the players and team personnel will have to be isolated in their respective rooms and wait for their swab results before engaging in team practices.
The MVP teams are more than ready for the 3-month tourney.