MANILA, Philippines -- The San Miguel Beermen have signed Diamond Stone as their reinforcement for the 2022 PBA Commissioner's Cup, tapping the American as a replacement for Thomas Robinson.
According to a PBA report, Robinson has been dealing with back spasms since last week. The former NBA player has since been placed on the league's injured/reserve list.
Stone, a second-round selection in the 2016 NBA Rookie Draft, will see action on Wednesday when the Beermen open their Commissioner's Cup campaign against the Blackwater Bossing.
A source from the San Miguel camp said that the 25-year-old Stone is "the best available option in such a short period of time." Stone had a brief stint with the Los Angeles Clippers and also played in the NBA G League. He spent the past season in the T1 League in Taiwan, playing for the Taiwan Beer HeroBears.
Stone is expected to arrive on Tuesday, per the PBA's report.
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