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Cone raring to have Chan, Dela Cruz, Dillinger in action


Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone can’t help but get excited about the depth Jeff Chan, Art Dela Cruz, and Jared Dillinger will provide once they return from their injuries.

Cone said he can’t wait to see the injured players get healthy and join the core that now includes Stanley Pringle, who was recently acquired in a trade from NorthPort.

“I keep looking at the bench, behind the bench, and I see Jeff Chan, I see Art Dela Cruz, I see Jared Dillinger. My mouth waters thinking, ‘Wow, wait ‘till we get those guys back’,” said Cone.

Chan is nursing an ankle sprain he suffered when he landed awkwardly on Blackwater big man James Sena’s foot after taking a three-point shot.

Dela Cruz has a groin injury, while Dillinger has yet to recover from a quad injury he sustained during his time with Meralco.

Cone said having the three on board will give him the luxury of resting top guys like Pringle and import Justin Brownlee.