2020 PBA PHILIPPINE CUP | POWER RANKINGS EPISODE 1




I have been doing PBA Power Rankings since my first blog in 2006.

Fun times.

I think for the first time in… forever… I really want to write about the PBA.

Maybe it’s the quarantine and the fact that I am getting my daily dose of action via the PBA website. I must admit, I am following the PBA closely now.

So yeah… I am going to revive the PBA Power Rankings.

I am going to post a blog every Monday on the events that happened from Sunday to Saturday. The rankings will depend on the stats a player gathered from the start until the end of his PBA conference.

In the interest of fairness, I am going to have multipliers.

POINTS | 1.25

REBOUNDS | 1.5

ASSISTS | 2

STEALS | 2.5

BLOCKS | 2.75

TURNOVERS | -1

So here they are.

POWER RANKINGS

(Start to October 17, 2020)

1 | NORTHPORT | SEAN ANTHONY

22.5ppg | 12.5rpg | 8.0apg | 2.0spg

2 | TNT | RAY PARKS

31.0ppg | 8.5rpg | 2.5apg | 2.0spg

3 | PHOENIX | MATTHEW WRIGHT

29.5ppg | 5.5rpg | 7.5apg | 1.0spg

4 | TERRAFIRMA | CJ PEREZ

28.0ppg | 8.0rpg | 3.0apg | 4.0spg | 1.0bpg

5 | NORTHPORT | CHRISTIAN STANDHARDINGER

25.5ppg | 10.5rpg | 5.5apg | 1.0spg

6 | PHOENIX | JASON PERKINS

24.0ppg | 10.5rpg | 3.5apg

7 | TNT | RR POGOY

23.7ppg | 7.0rpg | 1.3apg | 2.0spg | 0.7bpg

Now the first thing you’ll realize is that the PBA Bubble is good to a lot of players – particularly the up and comers. Sean Anthony will always have those numbers especially since Northport is a damaged team at the moment. In some ways, the same can be said with Christian Standhardinger. But what about Ray Parks, Matthew Wright, RR Pogoy, and Jason Perkins – four men coming from top tier squads at the moment.

And I’m not sleeping on CJ Perez. It’s just that I expected his numbers as he is on the same wavelength as Anthony and Standhardinger. The only problem with him is that I also expected Roosevelt Adams to be in the “super good but his team is really bad” conversation.

Adams is playing out of his comfort zone and it shows.

8 | GINEBRA | SCOTTIE THOMPSON

13.0ppg | 9.0rpg | 6.0apg | 1.0spg | 1.0bpg

9 | TNT | JAYSON CASTRO

18.0ppg | 4.0rpg | 5.7apg | 2.0spg

As expected, Scottie Thompson is leading Ginebra with his Kuyas recovering from injury and Jayson Castro will always be in the conversation of “one of the best PBA players of the current season”.

10 | RAIN OR SHINE | JAVEE MOCON

19.5ppg | 8.0rpg | 2.5apg

11 | BLACKWATER | DON TROLLANO

19.3ppg | 10.3rpg | 1.3apg

12 | GINEBRA | ALJON MARIANO

14.0ppg | 8.0rpg | 4.5apg

13 | SAN MIGUEL | MO TAUTUAA

15.3ppg | 9.0rpg | 2.3apg | 1.0spg | 0.7bpg

14 | TNT | JP ERRAM

15.0ppg | 8.3rpg | 3.0apg | 1.0spg

15 | BLACKWATER | ROI SUMANG

14.7ppg | 4.7rpg | 4.0apg | 1.7spg

16 | NLEX | KEVIN ALAS

15.7ppg | 6.7rpg | 4.0apg

Now the next names on this list might just have a good start to their season… but the verdict is still hanging on whether or not they have the tools to raise their game to another level.

Javee Mocon has the tools to become a superstar and this might be Kevin Alas’ year to stay healthy and act almighty as what is projected from him. Mo Tautuaa and JP Erram are up and coming stars of the league but their stats are on a cap since they are playing for star-studded squads. Now Don Trollano, Roi Sumang, and Aljon Mariano could have a banner year this season – with the opportunities coming their way.

17 | SAN MIGUEL | ARWIND SANTOS

10.3ppg | 9.7rpg | 2.3apg | 2.0spg | 0.7bpg

18 | NLEX | KIEFER RAVENA

16.7ppg | 5.0rpg | 4.0apg | 1.7spg

19 | PHOENIX | JUSTIN CHUA

17.0ppg | 4.0rpg | 1.5apg | 2.5bpg

20 | SAN MIGUEL | MARCIO LASSITER

17.0ppg | 3.0rpg | 2.7apg | 2.0spg

21 | MERALCO | CHRIS NEWSOME

9.0ppg | 8.0rpg | 5.0apg | 2.5spg

22 | GINEBRA | STANLEY PRINGLE

14.5ppg | 6.5rpg | 5.0apg

23 | TNT | TROY ROSARIO

15.0ppg | 8.3rpg | 2.3apg

24 | RAIN OR SHINE | GABE NORWOOD

8.5ppg | 8.5rpg | 3.0apg | 1.0spg | 1.5bpg

25 | MAGNOLIA | MARK BARROCA

12.3ppg | 4.3rpg | 4.0apg | 2.3spg

So we are just going to round up the rest of the pack here. If you are an Arwind Santos, Stanley Pringle, Kiefer Ravena, Marcio Lassiter, Troy Rosario, Chris Newsome, and Mark Barroca fan, you know these guys are going to have better numbers as the season progress.

I am actually surprised with the entry of Justin Chua though – especially as far as his offense is a concern. I am also wondering if Gabe Norwood can sustain his good showing. Norwood may not have the offense but he is also getting across the board numbers.

Anyway, I expect a couple of guys to debut on the list for next week’s rankings. For example, an Alaska Ace player or Paul Lee or Alex Cabagnot or Chris Ross! Another player that comes to mind is Mac Belo. I know he’s nursing an injury but it’s not like his minutes' cap would last long.

Finally, I am expecting a Prince Caperal entry. Yes, the offense is there but I guess I want him to get more rebounds.

END!

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