On the off chance that Scottie Thompson closes the 2021 season without an agreement with Barangay Ginebra or some other group besides, he figures to be one of the most sought-after unlimited free specialists [UFAs] in PBA history.
However, that is a major IF.
Thompson should be the gem of the second clump of players that will become unhindered free specialists under a standard the PBA received for players with seven years of involvement with the group, starting with the 2014 draft class.
The 2014 draft class is going by top pick Stanley Pringle of Barangay Ginebra just as the NLEX pair of Kevin Alas and Jericho Cruz, who both can’t benefit of unhindered free office come the 2021 season since they as of late marked agreement augmentations with the Road Warriors.
The following class should look more appealing. Different individuals from that 2015 newbie cluster that will become UFAs on the off chance that they are unsigned by any group by 2022 are Mo Tautuaa of SMB, Chris Newsome of Meralco, Maverick Ahanmisi of Alaska, and Troy Rosario of TNT.
As unhindered free specialists, they will be allowed to sign with any group they pick. The lone preferred position their mom groups will have is that they can offer pay rates that are 20% higher than the other ballclubs. Yet, other than that, the decision will be down to the players, without any preconditions.
Honest to goodness free office normally likens to BIG MONEY for players, and more so for stars like Thompson, who, in his initial five years in the alliance, has separated himself as a magnanimous cooperative person with a praiseworthy work ethic.
Scot-THREE is somebody who each mentor in the group couldn’t want anything more than to have in his group. In the event that he chooses to explore every available opportunity, he’s certain to land the long haul, multi-year bargain that any major part in the association wants once his present agreement lapses on January 1.
However, get this: the Ginebra monitor has no arrangement of trying things out.
Thompson has this early effectively given his representative Danny Espiritu the go-sign to direct agreement chats with Ginebra, in a perfect world for another arrangement that reaches out in any event until the 2023 season – a year past his unhindered free office season.
Obviously, things may even now change among now and 2022, yet Espiritu isn’t astonished that Thompson – or most parts in the alliance – want to play for the Gin Kings.
So in case you’re a mentor needing to go after Thompson if and when he turns into an unlimited free specialist by 2022, you may need to conform behind Ginebra.