Taulava comes to defense of Fajardo, others
With the 6-foot-11 Fajardo absent, Taulava, Alaska big man Sonny Thoss, and naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche will have to carry the load at the center position.
Former NU Bulldog Troy Rosario and reigning PBA D-League MVP Moala Tautuaa are also practicing with the team.
“June Mar feels he doesn’t want to hurt the team. Somebody else can sub in for him then while he recovers,” Taulava said.
“Let’s just be supportive. No need to bash guys to try to make another guy look good," he added.
When asked if the players’ decision to participate in Gilas isn’t just theirs to make because of commitments to their PBA teams, Taulava said, “Whatever it is, it’s beyond our control.”
“I just want guys to be supportive of [Fajardo]. You know, the guy said he’s injured,” said Taulava, who was PBA MVP in 2003.
“You’ve got to give him a chance to recover. If he’s hurting, he knows his body better than us, so just support him until he gets healthy and he comes back.” – Rappler.com