By Harry Hodge
Earlier this week, the Saigon Heat introduced the 2017-2018 edition of their ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) squad to the media, but… It looked like there were still a few spots remaining on the bench.
This is because the current training roster doesn’t include four ballers still playing in the VBA Championship game. Tam Dinh, Justin Young, Dinh Thanh Sang and To Quang Trung were all in the thick of the title tournament and skipped the presser, and Nguyen Huynh Hai was at a family function and was absent as well.
In an interview weeks earlier, Julius had told Sport In Saigon he foresaw having “… a player pool of 17 players we’ll use to pick the team.” Obviously, the missing players will be in game shape when the VBA Finals conclude, but will they have time to gel as a unit when the Dreamers come to town? And who’s notable on the Taiwanese team’s roster? Former Heat MVP Lenny Daniel, who’ll hope to make his return a nightmare for Saigon.
Get your popcorn ready! The Heat’s home opener is set for Saturday, Dec. 9 at CIS Stadium in District 7.