Elmer Espiritu has yet to find the big break he’s looking for. He’s playing the wing position in Ginebra, the deepest position in the team. A mini scoring punch is expected from him every time he enters the game. When Coach Alfrancis Chua can’t get any production from Baracael and Ellis, he will try Espiritu.
There’s not a lot of positives on Elmer. His minutes are scarce because of the great play of Chris Ellis and Mac Baracael this conference. Ginebra also opted to use three point guards at a time when Baracael and Ellis is not clicking. Good thing is, Espiritu remains positive. He keeps his heads up and hopes to crack the rotation next conference.
The reason he’s not in the rotation is his poor defense. Given also his athleticism, he doesn’t attack the basket. He always settles for jumpers. You rarely see him in a fast break situation because he cannot run as hard as the other wings of Ginebra.
His position was the deepest in Ginebra’s line-up. With Chris Ellis and Mac Baracael eating his minutes and with the impending return of Dylan Ababou, he will be a valuable trade chip for Ginebra.
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Approval Ratings
|Elmer Espiritu||Robert Labagala||Billy Mamaril||Kerby Raymundo||Jayjay Helterbrand|
|Mac Baracael||Rudy Hatfield||Chris Ellis||LA Tenorio||Mark Caguioa|