Renaldo Balkman has yet to plot his next tour of duty few days after leading San Miguel Beer to a bridesmaid finish in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup.
Balkman said a couple of offers from China and Puerto Rico are on the table, but he’s still weighing his options following grueling campaigns in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) and the PBA.
For now, he wants to rest his tired body and to be in his best in his next assignment.
“I have yet to decide,” said the 34-year old Balkman, who came in as a mid-conference replacement to Troy Gillenwater.
“I don’t know yet what’s next. I got a couple of offers on the table but until then, I will rest my body and get my health back.”
This conference could have been Balkman’s redemption after being banned in 2013 following a choking incident with teammate Arwind Santos.
He was given a second chance by commissioner Willie Marcial last March and had been unstoppable since then.
But his goal of winning the crown failed to take shape as Ginebra, led by Brownlee, coasted all the way to its first Commissioner’s Cup title in 21 years.
Balkman said that setback fuels him to return next year.
“If I’m available next year, and they want me, of course I have no reason to say no. If I do, it will be another great year for me to come back and redeem myself again,” he said, emphasizing that he will never turn his back on the Beermen.