James Yap stays silent on future plans after current ROS contract expires

James Yap kept mum about his future. PBA Images (file photo) 
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—Have we seen the last of James Yap as a Rain Or Shine Elasto Painter or possibly in the PBA?

The former two-time MVP's current contract with ROS has already lapsed following the team's quarterfinal exit on Friday at the hands of San Miguel.

However, the 41-year-old Yap, who is also an incumbent councilor in San Juan City, declined a formal interview with reporters when asked about his future plans.

He did say, though, that he has not yet arrived at a final decision on whether he will call it a career or have one more run in the PBA, either with the Elasto Painters or another team.

When asked about Yap's situation, coach Yeng Guiao said that it is more of a team management concern than between a coach and a player.

"Yung level ng usapan kay James, nasa management yun. Di naman sa akin natatapos yun. We will see what happens, but I will have to defer to our bosses regarding James' situation," Guiao said.

Yap played only three games in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, averaging 5.0 points and 1.0 rebound in a little less than 10 minutes per game.

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