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Bay Area not keen on reactivating Myles Powell despite weeklong break to quicken injury healing

By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY—Even if both Ginebra and Bay Area will have one full week starting this Thursday to not just ring in 2023 but also get ample rest from the first two games of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals it will not be enough to have Myles Powell ready for a possible return from a toe tendon injury according to Coach Brian Goorjian.

Goorjian reiterated that the explosive combo guard will sit out the entire championship series and will be sticking with Andrew Nicholson.

Goorjian said that even if Powell seems to be walking normally now, the Dragons will not risk aggravating his tendon.

"That tendon will snap and it's a six-week process minimal, so that takes his toll," Goorjian said in a previous interview.

In a separate chat, Goorjian said that the Hong Kong-based squad is targeting to make Powell available by the start of March in time for the EASL Champions Week in Japan.

Regardless of what happens to Powell, however, Goorjian said that the New Year's Day break is much needed since he plans to go all-in with a short rotation for the finals.

"I might involve seven guys in Game 3 and nine in Game 4, so longer breaks in between games are really good for us," Goorjian further said.

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