Ranidelightful era comes to an end for TNT
Paul Lintag on Sep 11, 2017 06:06 PM
TNT has traded Ranidel De Ocampo to the Meralco Bolts.
The members of the old TNT dynasty are starting to leave the team one by one.
In a transaction confirmed by the PBA, the KaTropa have traded Ranidel De Ocampo to sister team Meralco on Monday.
The Phoenix Fuel Masters are also involved in the deal since TNT and the Bolts can't directly swap players.
TNT will let go of RDO, a vital part of the team's success for almost a decade, and in return will receive Norbert Torres from Phoenix and Justin Chua from the Bolts. The KaTropa will also get a 2017 first round pick from San Miguel that the Fuel Masters acquired in a previous trade.
Meralco will add De Ocampo and the Fuel Masters will take a 2017 first round pick from the Bolts and a 2019 second rounder from TNT.
De Ocampo won six PBA championships with TNT after the then Tropang Texters acquired him from Air 21 for Don Allado in the middle of the 2009 Philippine Cup.
RDO is also a two-time Finals MVP with the team and was a fixture for the Gilas Pilipinas program.
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