Alaska coach Luigi Trillo is thrilled to see import Robert Dozier jell with his teammates and the Acesâ€™ system. So far, it has netted them two straight wins in the young Philippine Basketball Association Commissionerâ€™s Cup.
Trillo said his 6â€™10â€ reinforcement is slowly but surely learning his role and fitting very nicely with the system he is running.
â€œHe (Dozier) is starting to come to his own. He is showing what he can do for us. Our guys are giving him (Robert Dozier) looks. Heâ€™s versatile and his demeanor is amazing,â€™â€™ said Trillo.
Moreover, Trillo thinks that Dozier is a nice fit to his teammates as he compliments them with his unselfish, yet assertive approach.
â€œThe way I see his game, I think he fits into our system. Heâ€™s a good passer off the post, he finds his teammates and his teammates also find him well. The good thing about him is that he doesnâ€™t force things and let them come to him, but he remains very assertive,â€™â€™ added Trillo.
Dozier, who dropped an impressive statline of 27 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in the Acesâ€™ hard-fought 85-81 victory over Meralco Wednesday night, credits his teammates for helping him get into his groove.
â€œMy teammates are really helping me out. Theyâ€™re making things easier for me with their energy and cooperation,â€™â€™ said Dozier.
But Trillo thinks that his Aces still have a long way to go before they reach their peak this conference.
â€œWe still need to work on a lot of things in order for us to improve more,â€™â€™ Trillo said.
This 2-0 jumpstart is the franchiseâ€™s best in the post-Tim Cone era. The Aces and Barako Bull are tied at the top with similar 2-0 slates.
Meanwhile, a surprising start is surely a nice welcome for Air21 and another win today may hand it its best start in franchise history.
However, the Express (1-0) face a daunting task of taking on powerhouse and Philippine Cup champion Talk â€˜N Text (0-1), who will do everything to avoid another defeat at 5:15 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
In the second game at 7:30 p.m.. Barangay Ginebra (0-1) and Global Port (1-1) clash.
In its initial outing, the Express surprisingly handed the Gin Kings a 74-70 beating last Sunday to start its quest on a high note.
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