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Alas ready for return but Guiao plans to do it slowly but surely


Kevin Alas will let coach Yeng Guiao decide if he’ll be given the blessing to suit up for NLEX in the PBA Governors Cup.

The 27-year-old guard was supposed to play for the Road Warriors in their game against defending champion Magnolia on Sunday, but Guiao defer his comeback until Wednesday when the team plays NorthPort.

“Akala ko nga lalaro na ako ngayon, pero kinausap niya (Guiao) ako (last Saturday) na huwag na daw muna,” said Alas, who watched his fellow Road Warriors cop a pulsating 86-85 win over the Magnolia Hotshots .

Alas has just recuperated from his second ACL injury in less than two years which he suffered last February.

But had he been allowed to play against Magnolia, Alas said he’s ready.

“More than one month na rin naman akong nagpa-practice sa team. Ready na ako,” he said.

“Siguro more on utak na lang yung kalaban ko ngayon,” adding that his situation could be more of a mental thing now rather than physical.

Guiao however, plans to do it slowly but surely for his prized playmaker.

“Pero siyempre sundut-sundot lang muna yun, hindi pa muna namin (siya) bibiglain,” said the NLEX mentor.