Three-team trade between B-Meg Llamados, Shopinas Clickers (Former Barako Bull) and Barako Bull Energy (Former Air 21) as Mark Barroca of Smart Gilas goes to the Llamados.
Mark Barroca (from Shopinas)
Elmer Espiritu (from Barako)
Brian Ilad (from B-Meg)
Don Allado (from B-Meg)
Future 2nd Round Pick (from B-Meg)
* Pic above is from http://www.smartgilaspilipinas.com
Only two teams joined the Barako Bull Dispersal Draft as B-Meg Derby Ace chose Pong Escobal and San Miguel Beermen picked Lordy Tugade. Smart Gilas will replace Barako Bull in the PBA 2nd Conference which starts Feb 18.
Pong Escobal is a 5’11″ Guard who played for Talk N Text, Sta. Lucia Realtors, Meralco Bolts and Barako Bull. Escobal will be the 4th Point Guard on Jorge Gallent’s rotation along with Roger Yap, Jonas Villanueva and Chris Timberlake.
Petron (former Derby Ace/Purefoods) gives up its 2010 1st round Draft Pick in the upcoming PBA Rookie Draft to Air 21 Express in exchange for the 2012 1st Round Draft Pick. This means Petron will have no Draft Pick in the 2010 PBA Rookie Draft (unless they trade some players for a draft pick) since Air 21 also has their 1st round and 2nd round draft picks from the Marc Pingris trade.
Although there were no reason given by Petron management why they gave back the 2010 1st pick to Air 21, maybe because they are stockpiling draft picks for the future since their current players are not that young anymore and also in preparation for 2012 where some Smart Gilas players will enter the PBA draft.
The 2010 PBA Rookie Draft will be held on August 29 at Market! Market in The Fort.
Sta Lucia Realtors
Talk N Text Tropang Texters
Kelly Williams (might be sent to Smart Gilas)
Ryan Reyes (might be sent to Smart Gilas)
Barako Energy Coffee Masters
Future Draft Pick
Purefoods TJ Giants vs Smart Gilas Team Pilipinas Purefoods wins 99-81 January 6, 2010 Exhibition Match Roger Yap and James Yap combined for 30 points as Purefoods TJ Giants beats Smart Gilas, 99-81 in the last exhibition match for the Smart Gilas Philippine Developmental Team before they head to the middle east for some tune-up [...]