The San Antonio Spurs' training camp is fast approaching which means the team is going to continue to look at players to fill the camp roster. The Spurs have already looked at a variety of players, and up next they will workout forward Japeth Aguilar (via ABS-CBNnews) this week.
The 25-year old Aguilar is a former Philippine Basketball Association No. 1 draft pick and has been working out for some D-League teams this summer but his goal is to make it into the NBA.
He is 6-9, 225 lbs., and played at Western Kentucky University for two seasons before leaving in 2009. Since then, he has been playing in the Philippine Basketball Association.
As mentioned, he has been working out for several D-League teams and so far, the criticism hasn't been completely positive.
"I think right now he's a little too passive," Bryant said. "He needs to be the man, and mix that with some aggression."
"I want to see him throw an elbow or something. Get out of his shell a little and play loose. I think he'll really be something special," he added.
"He's been playing as a four or a five (power forward or center) in the Philippines, so we'll have to transition him into a three (small forward). It' going to be a process for him," Voigt said.
But for Japeth, he wants to become the first Filipino to make it into the NBA.
"It was going to be now or never," Aguilar said. "If it's not for me, then at least I tried. I don't want to have any regrets, so I just want to try."
Japeth's contract with his current team in the PBA has expired but he will be a long-shot to making it with the Spurs or the NBA. Though the Spurs do need size, they need a big that is physical, and a bit more established in the NBA unlike Aguilar.
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