Jul 29, 2020

Teng, Aces not wasting time to stay in shape

ALASKA is not about to go along this long PBA break by just being idle.

Even in their virtual workout, the Aces are seriously putting in the work that third-year wingman Jeron Teng hopes individual practices by teams will finally start as soon as possible.

Not that he's complaining, but the 26-year-old product of De La Salle finds team practices more of a breeze than their online training.

"Kami sa Alaska, grabe kami mag-workout. Sana makabalik na (ang PBA) kasi naka-kapagod yung workout namin, halos araw araw na rin, e," Teng shared with a laugh during the Kamustahan episode of the PBA.

"Mas nakakapagod pa kaysa sa training namin. So sana makabalik na."

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But those physical conditioning should come in handy for Teng and the rest of the Aces especially with the league now looking to start individual practices by the second week of August after the league finally received from the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) formalizing the beginning of training among players and teams.

Once all of the players have been swab tested for COVID-19, everything is a go.

For Jeron, son of former PBA great Alvin Teng, the workouts meant the first step towards resuming the season that has been shut down for more than four months now.

"If we resume with those small workouts, it's another step closer to playing," he said. "At para rin may maipakita tayo sa mga PBA fans na entertainment and something to look forward to."

Teng expects all teams to be eager playing considering the long break everybody has gotten following the outbreak of the health pandemic in early March.

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And key is how ballclubs used the respite to stay in shape.

"I think the next conference would be more meaningful because it will show how the players are preparing even during this pandemic," said Teng.

Just like Alaska. (RG)