After not getting approval of a Draft Day trade, Talk 'N Text finally acquired second pick Troy Rosario in a three-team, five-player trade after PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa sorted out all the proposals. The Tropang Texters acquired the 6-6 Rosario from Mahindra in exchange for sophomore guard Kevin Alas and veteran forward Rob Reyes. I don’t think TNT is done re-tooling with their ageing lineup.
Mahindra then sent Alas to NLEX in return for shooter Nino Canaleta and forward-center Aldrech Ramos.
Barako Bull acquired guards Josh Urbiztondo, balik-player Eman Monfort, and Jens Knuttel from Barangay Ginebra in exchange for Nico Salva and Barako’s 2016 first round pick.
The Energy weren’t done as they took Jeric Fortuna from San Miguel in exchange for Brian Heruela. That’s a bunch of point guards so I figure there’ll be more wheeling and dealing. Heruela, who SMB has coveted in no small part to the supposed lobbying of JuneMar Fajardo as he was the former’s college teammate with the University of Cebu, receives a rising stud of a guard. How that works out with Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross is anyone’s guess.