By Adrian Stewart Co
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings are set to keep their frontcourt for the next three years as Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar both agreed to contract extensions.
In separate reports by Spin.ph, it said that both Standhardinger and Aguilar have agreed to fresh three-year contract extensions with the defending PBA Governors’ Cup champions.
The said agreements came amid reports that both Standhardinger and Aguilar were being offered huge contracts by teams in the Japan B.League for next year.
While Kings head coach Tim Cone was still not informed with the agreement, he welcomed the news of Standhardinger and Aguilar staying with the Gin Kings.
“I heard from management that they’re negotiating for a three-year deal, but I don’t know the details,” said Cone. “I don’t even know if they actually signed it yet, but I certainly hope they did.”
Meanwhile, Ginebra is also looking to add center Maurice Shaw after recently reaching a buyout agreement with his former team NLEX Road Warriors.
The 6-foot-9 Shaw was put on the Road Warriors’ reserve list since acquiring him from Blackwater Bossing in a three-team trade before the start of the 2021-2022 PBA Season.
Despite his height, the 36-year-old Shaw failed to live up to expectations in his rookie season with the Bossing in 2020 where he was saddled with various injuries.
Shaw will reportedly be placed first on Gin Kings’ 3-on-3 squad before eventually elevating him to the 5-of-5 team as backup to Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar./ASC, WDJ