PBA: Globalport lets go of Terrence "with a heavy heart"
Paul Lintag on Apr 03, 2018 05:24 PM
"It's sad to let go one of the hottest players in the land, but we will not stand in the way of one's desire and happiness. So with a heavy hard, we are trading our top star," -- Globalport team manager Bonnie Tan said in a statement following the Terrence Romeo to TNT trade.
It appears that Terrence Romeo really wanted out of Globaport and team management made it happen.
In an official statement in the wake of the blockbuster Terrence to TNT trade, the Batang Pier described the move as a "win-win situation" for all parties involved.
"This is a win-win situation for us and the camp of Terrence," team manager Bonnie Tan said.
"We have so much respect for the guy, but we, as a team, must also move on towards our main goal which is to get better and contend for our first-ever championship," he added.
After months of rumors, Globalport finally dealt Romeo Tuesday, sending the flamboyant star, along with Yousef Taha, to the KaTropa in exchange for Mo Tautuaa and two draft picks in 2020 (1st round) and 2021 (2nd round).
[Related: Terrence Romeo to TNT in blockbuster trade]
Romeo has been subject of trade rumors since late last year and TNT was one of the main teams involved.
Adding fuel to fire, Terrence was hurt since last year as well and only played two games for the Batang Pier this season so far.
In his second game back, a quarterfinals loss to Magnolia, Romeo had a heated shouting match with head coach Pido Jarencio mid-game, sparking the rumors anew.
Well the move finally happened.
"It's sad to let go one of the hottest players in the land, but we will not stand in the way of one's desire and happiness. So with a heavy hard, we are trading our top star," Tan said in Globalport's statement.
Meanwhile, the Batang Pier are excited to get Tautuaa in return.
Mo is a former no. 1 pick.
"Tautuaa could be the missing link to our championship aspiration," Tan said.
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