Westports Malaysia Dragons announced two new additions to their roster on boxing day, aimed to give long-waiting fans a great Christmas gift.

One of the players is a familiar name to the league, who broke the all-time single season steals record with a total of 61 takeaways just last season. Fil-Am wingman Joshua Munzon will be coming in as a replacement for Reil Cervantes, who hasn’t performed up to the team’s standard.

The young and athletic wingman is expected to bring in his usual energy at both ends of the floor, especially his elite perimeter defense against the oppositions’ key backcourt players such as Tyler Lamb, Akeem Scott and Anthony Tucker just to name a few.

On the other hand, the Dragons finally got themselves a desired import for their big man slot on the roster. Allen Jeffrey “AJ” West, also known as “Access Denied,” stands at 6’9” and weighs in at 235 pounds, an ideal size for a big man on a small ball team like the Dragons. Thought AJ West is an alumni of the Nevada Wolf Pack, like new teammate Marcus Marshall, the two never got to play together on the court.

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West has played in Mongolia, Qatar, and Lithuania as a professional player, most recently playing in Uruguay where he recorded an average of 15.6 points and 11 rebounds per game, along with 1.6 blocks per contest in his seven games of service.

As his nickname suggests, he is best known for his athleticism around the rim, denying shot after shots. His addition to the team will certainly boost their defensive power within the paint, which Curtis Washington could not provide much of during his two games in Kuala Lumpur.

Although it takes a collective team effort on the defensive end to be successful, the additions of Joshua Munzon and AJ West is surely a huge asset for the Dragons in guarding the star players in the league.

Are you ready for the smaller and even-faster Dragons now?

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