PBA: Craziness mark post-Draft deals

Paul Lintag on Dec 19, 2018 08:04 AM
PBA: Craziness mark post-Draft deals
While no deal has actually been made official by the PBA, at least not yet, it's pretty safe to say that there's no turning back.

There was no trading allowed in the 2018 PBA Draft but in the two full days since, the league has seen so much turnover it's actually hard to keep up.

Fortunately for everyone, we'll be keeping track of all of them here as we try and make sense of what the next season will look like.

While no deal has actually been made official by the PBA, at least not yet, it's pretty safe to say that there's no turning back.

And so, here we go.

 


BRO WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

After yet another failed Grand Slam bid, the San Miguel Beermen have once again retooled in order to complete the elusive triple crown or at the very least, extend their reign as the most dominant team in the land.

To do that, the Beermen have acquired star guard Terrence Romeo from rival TNT KaTropa, sending backups Brian Huruela, David Semerad, and two first round picks.

San Miguel also added guard Paul Zamar from Blackwater for two second round picks, adding more shooting to an already-imposing lineup.

To complete the deals for the Beermen, the flagship SMC franchise once again reached out to Columbian and reacquired old reliable Ronald Tubid for Keith Agovida.

As for the KaTropa, the flagship MVP franchise didn't waste too much time replacing Romeo as in a deal first reported by Randolph Leongson of Spin, TNT engaged Blackwater and Meralco in a three-team swap.

The mega trade will allow TNT to get Baser Amer from the Bolts while Meralco will get 2018 no. 2 pick Bobby Ray Parks and the Elite will receive Huruela and Jericho Cruz from the KaTropa.

Another team busy dealing was Blackwater, obviously.

Aside from supposedly trading Parks and Zamar, Blackwater is shipping star center JP Erram to NLEX.

In exchange, the Elite will receive rookies Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter, the no. 4 and no. 7 picks by the Road Warriors in the 2018 Draft.

Someone who's not going anywhere though is Robert Bolick.

The no. 3 pick immediately signed a two-year deal with Northport as per his agency EMBM. The deal is the maximum for rookies.

 


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