With the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup opening its curtains in less than a month, the Alaska Aces have already been practicing with their new import.
Serving as reinforcement for the Aces is 6-foot-10 big man Chris Daniels, according to multiple sources within the Alaska camp.
Daniels, who is 35 years old, is coming off a stint with decorated Lebanese club team Al-Riyadi. He won the 2016 FLB League championship in his first duty with the club.
The product of Texas A&M–Corpus Christi went undrafted in the 2008 NBA Draft.
From there, he has played in club teams in the Korean Basketball League, the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (Puerto Rico), the Jordanian Premier Basketball League, and the Chinese Basketball Association.
He won two KBL championship and an NBA D-League title during his stateside return in 2013.
After a seven-year odyssey, he was signed by the Brooklyn Nets in 2015, but only appeared in five preseason games.
Last season, the Aces tapped Antonio Campbell and Diamon Simpson as guest players. Alaska were eliminated in the semifinals by eventual-runners up San Miguel in four games.