Season 44: PBA Trades and Transactions

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NLEX's Desiderio, Tratter set to be shipped to Blackwater for Erram

Published December 16, 2018 10:31pm

Just hours after being drafted, NLEX Road Warriors' first-round picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter were to be sent to Blackwater in exchange for big man JP Erram.

In a statement posted on their social media accounts on Sunday night, the Road Warriors said the decision to trade their two recently drafted rookies did "not reflect on Paul and Abu’s talent or potential."

"Paul and Abu are exceptional young men and any team would be happy to have them," NLEX said in a statement.

However, NLEX said that discussions with Blackwater over acquiring Erram had begun during the Asian Games, when NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao handled the former Ateneo big man.

"After the draft, Coach Yeng Guiao, team management, and NLEX Corporation executives took our newly drafted players to dinner to discuss their future with the team. As far back as the Asian Games, the Blackwater Elite have been discussing a trade with us involving Poy Erram, a much-needed big man who impressed Coach Yeng during his stint with the national team," NLEX said.

NLEX also said the agreement was made the morning prior to the draft, and Blackwater agreed that the move would be mutually beneficial.

In the statement, Guiao explained, “If the trade does not happen, we would have two great players to join us. And if it does push through, then we will battle each other. But either way, we are happy for you because you are assured of having a team in the PBA,"

"We want you to hear it straight from us: this doesn't reflect on Paul and Abu's talent. They have exciting careers ahead; if the trade is disapproved, we'd be more than happy to have them on our team," the Road Warriors added.  

Picking Desiderio as fourth overall pick was a surprise move by NLEX.

Desiderio, known for his "Atin 'To" mantra, was part of the UP team that reached the UAAP Finals after a 32-year drought.

Tratter, meanwhile, was picked seventh overall in the PBA draft. He is a UAAP champion with the DLSU Green Archers back in 2016, and was a member of the national team who went up against Australia in February 2018.

NLEX's trade proposal would be sent to the PBA office Monday morning for board approval. — DVM, GMA News



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  • tsk_tsktsk_tsk Member ✭✭✭

    Here's how Desiderio-Tratter-for-Erram deal was reached by NLEX, Blackwater

    2 HOURS AGO

    NLEX management said it will be happy to have draftees Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter in the team if a proposed draft-day trade with Blackwater for big man Poy Erram fails to get the approval of the PBA Commissioner's Office.

    NLEX coach Yeng Guiao made the biggest moves of Sunday's draft at Robinsons Place Manila, using the No. 4 pick previously acquired in a trade with Phoenix to tab Desiderio and the team's No. 7 selection on big man Tratter.

    However, the excitement over the surprise picks had barely settled down when news leaked that the Road Warriors have agreed to trade the two draftees to Blackwater for Blackwater center Erram.

    In a statement, NLEX confirmed it will be submitting the trade papers to the Commissioner's Office on Monday as the league board previously agreed to enforce a trade embargo on draft day.

    The team admitted that as early as the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia in September, it has been discussing a trade involving the 6-7 Erram, who played for the Team Pilipinas side that finished fifth under Guiao.

    "As far back as the Asian Games, the Blackwater Elite have been discussing a trade with us involving Poy Erram, a much-needed big man who impressed Coach Yeng during his stint with the national team," NLEX said in a statement.

    The team also admitted that it agreed in principle with Blackwater to trade its first-round picks for Erram on the morning of the draft.

    Because of the embargo, the deal couldn't be consummated.

    In a separate interview with SPIN.ph, Guiao, who is also the team's general manager, admitted Blackwater was willing to let go of Erram if NLEX can deliver Desiderio and Tratter from the draft.

    In a dinner the team hosted for its draftees after the ceremony, Guiao gave the assurance that the Road Warriors will be happy to have both Desiderio and Tratter in the event the trade is not approved.

    “If the trade does not happen, we would have two great players to join us,” Guiao was quoted as telling the two draftees over dinner.

    “And if it does push through, then we will battle each other. But either way, we are happy for you because you are assured of having a team in the PBA.”

  • tsk_tsktsk_tsk Member ✭✭✭

    Sy says Boycie Zamar's request for SMB reunion with son Paul prompted trade

    JUST NOW

    SO who can refuse a father’s request?

    Being a head of the family too, Blackwater team owner Dioceldo Sy said he let go of rising guard Paul Zamar to give him the opportunity to be together with his father Boycie Zamar at San Miguel.

    Sy disclosed to SPIN.ph the elder Zamar approached him and asked that Paul be given the chance to be with him at the SMB fanchise, where he is one of the deputies of head coach Leo Austria.

    On Sunday, just after the 2018 rookie draft, the Elite formalized the Zamar trade with the Beermen in exchange for second-round picks in 2021 and 2022.

    “Parang anak ko na 'yan si Paul. Blackwater gambled on him and nakita naman natin ang resulta, kaya malungkot tayo siyempre,” said Sy on Monday.

    “But I’m happy for him especially magkakasama sila ng father niya under one team. Kapag ganun binibigay ko na for the good of the kid and the family.”

    Sy recalled a similar incident with another former player in Arthur dela Cruz.

    Blackwater also traded the former San Beda stalwart to Ginebra for Chris Ellis upon the request of his father, former PBA player Art dela Cruz, who was then an assistant coach with the Kings.

    Sy said he was criticized for making the deal since Dela Cruz was then one of the young pillars of the Elite.

    “People didn’t know the reason behind it, but the truth is similar case din ng kay Paul Zamar,” said Sy. “Basta tatay ang lumapit sa akin and about sa future ng anak nila, I have no problem with that. Tatay din naman ako.”

    Zamar has a pending contract offer with Blackwater which San Miguel will now assume.

    Trading away Zamar is also one of the reasons why the Elite agreed to a separate deal with NLEX acquiring the rights to first-round picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter in exchange for Poy Erram.

    Desiderio could take the place to be vacated by Zamar while Tratter can fill in the void to be left by Erram at the post, Sy said.

    As to why Blackwater agreed to trade the vastly-improved Eram, well, that’s another story to tell.

  • tsk_tsktsk_tsk Member ✭✭✭
    Mas okey na siguro yung Zamar for Pessumal keysa 2 2nd round picks, di rin naman ginagamit ng SMB si Pessumal, baka bumalik pa yung kumpyansa ng bata. And libri lang din naman nakuha ng BW si Zamar, so di rin masasabi na lugi sila.
  • st_paulandrewst_paulandrew Member ✭✭✭
    Nauna ng kumilos ang mvp teams, nakahoy na nila si erram. abangan ko ang pagkilos ng smc teams naman..
  • real13fast13real13fast13 Member ✭✭✭
    Para makuha pala si BRP sa BW kailangan buhayin si parks sr. =) lupit din ng BW farm team talaga.. 
  • Romeo to SMB is now official
  • bigmatchbigmatch Member
    Blackwater is playing with limited budget unlike the other franchises. For them to deal for younger players with cheaper contracts is just the right scheme to do.
  • PorkChop :o)PorkChop :o) Member ✭✭✭
    https://www.spin.ph/basketball/pba/smb-acquires-terrence-from-tnt-for-heruela-semerad-two-first-round-picks-a793-20181217

    TNT Katropa and San Miguel Beer on Monday formalized the one-on-one trade that will have the Beermen acquiring the rights to superstar player Terrence Romeo in exchange for two relievers and two future first-round draft picks.

    To get its hands on Romeo, a three-time PBA scoring champion, San Miguel has agreed to give up back-up guard Brian Heruela, big man David Semerad and the team's first-round draft picks in 2019 and 2020.

    Players involved have already been notified of the deal as trade papers have been sent to the league office in Libis for approval by Commissioner Willie Marcial. 

      

      Reached for comment, Marcial said the league's four-man trade committee, led by technical supervisor Erik Castro, is in the process of evauating all trade proposal, including another one by SMB for Blackwater guard Paul Zamar.

      Zamar, a journeyman who is coming off a breakout season with Blackwater, is set to be reunited with father and SMB deputy coach Boycie through a trade that will net the Elite two future second-round picks.

      News of the impending trade leaked hours before Sunday's PBA Rookie Draft as details of the falling-out between the enigmatic Romeo and TNT started to emerge, including the player not attending team functions for weeks now.

      Romeo, 26, was the fifth pick overall of the 2013 draft who emerged as one of the most flamboyant scorers in the league in four-plus seasons with GlobalPort before he and Yousef Taha were traded to TNT for Mo Tautuaa and future draft picks.

    • bigmatchbigmatch Member
      Is there a chance that the presence of Romeo will bring out some ego from one of CS and JF? Which will then push them to take the same route that Calvin took?
    • bigmatch said:
      Is there a chance that the presence of Romeo will bring out some ego from one of CS and JF? Which will then push them to take the same route that Calvin took?
      Double doubt it. June Mar of all people despite being a soon to be 5 time MVP doesnt have a bad bone in his personality. CS and Terrence are good pals in Gilas.
    • bigmatch said:
      Is there a chance that the presence of Romeo will bring out some ego from one of CS and JF? Which will then push them to take the same route that Calvin took?
      Double doubt it. June Mar of all people despite being a soon to be 5 time MVP doesnt have a bad bone in his personality. CS and Terrence are good pals in Gilas.
      Good pals in gilas, Parang pogoy at romeo lang sir close kaya ng dalawang yun. Pero napabalitang nagkainitan sa practice pa. Baka nalungkot si Abay nawala bff nya, sayang si Brian.
    • bigmatch said:
      Is there a chance that the presence of Romeo will bring out some ego from one of CS and JF? Which will then push them to take the same route that Calvin took?
      Double doubt it. June Mar of all people despite being a soon to be 5 time MVP doesnt have a bad bone in his personality. CS and Terrence are good pals in Gilas.
      Good pals in gilas, Parang pogoy at romeo lang sir close kaya ng dalawang yun. Pero napabalitang nagkainitan sa practice pa. Baka nalungkot si Abay nawala bff nya, sayang si Brian.
      Brian wasnt with SMB until June Mar's fourth year, lol
    • shootertwistshootertwist Member ✭✭
      Great deal for smb, getting romeo for basically subs... will it work? nobody knows, but smb getting to try out a romeo experiment by giving away seldom used players is a win in itself. If it doesnt work out then send him to another team, if it works, then welcome to an extended smb domination in the All-filipino hehe... Just send romeo with the subs to give smb some bench points, romeo can ball hog all the time with the second unit anyway and average 15-20 points for smb
    • tsk_tsktsk_tsk Member ✭✭✭
      Hindi kaya sinusubukan ng MVP camp ang decision making ni Kumi Marcial? Kung i aaprove kagad ni kumi ang Romeo-heruela, Semerad at i veto nya ang Erram-Tratter, Desiderio trade?

      kasi sa mga nakaraang trades/transactions ng TNT (Jerecho and Terrence) parang kailangan pa lumusot sa karayom ng TNT para makapag trade, peru ngayon na ang TNT ang magtetrade ng superstars eh parang ang dali lang ng transactions.
    • tsk_tsk said:
      Hindi kaya sinusubukan ng MVP camp ang decision making ni Kumi Marcial? Kung i aaprove kagad ni kumi ang Romeo-heruela, Semerad at i veto nya ang Erram-Tratter, Desiderio trade?

      kasi sa mga nakaraang trades/transactions ng TNT (Jerecho and Terrence) parang kailangan pa lumusot sa karayom ng TNT para makapag trade, peru ngayon na ang TNT ang magtetrade ng superstars eh parang ang dali lang ng transactions.
      The thing here is sila na mismo ang may ayaw kay Terrence.
    • tambayan101tambayan101 Member ✭✭✭✭
      Come January, pwede na uling itrade si TR++ for Parks naman :lol:
    • tsk_tsktsk_tsk Member ✭✭✭
      tsk_tsk said:
      Hindi kaya sinusubukan ng MVP camp ang decision making ni Kumi Marcial? Kung i aaprove kagad ni kumi ang Romeo-heruela, Semerad at i veto nya ang Erram-Tratter, Desiderio trade?

      kasi sa mga nakaraang trades/transactions ng TNT (Jerecho and Terrence) parang kailangan pa lumusot sa karayom ng TNT para makapag trade, peru ngayon na ang TNT ang magtetrade ng superstars eh parang ang dali lang ng transactions.
      The thing here is sila na mismo ang may ayaw kay Terrence.
      Katulad ng point ni Sir JPM, nung umalis si Terrence sa GBP inayawan narin sya ng management dun, peru napanatili ni Kumi na maging mataas parin ang value ni Terrence at nakakuha ang GBP ng quality players kapalit ni Terrence. Sana ganun din ang gawin ni Kume ngayon, hindi porke't inayawan na si Terrence ng TNT management eh papayag nalang sya na ibagsak ang value ni Terrence, dahil TNT naman ang involve. Sa part ng TNT, anu yun? kung kami ang mang dugas grabe ang batikos sa amin, peru pag kami ang madugasan okey lang? Unfair nga naman.
    • tsk_tsktsk_tsk Member ✭✭✭
      ^ Panalo dyip dyan, pa retire na si tubid while agovida is only 28 yo.
      natawa lang ako dahil last year yan yung iniyakan na player ng Kia dahil kailangan daw nila ng may mga experience na player. Sana inisip din muna ng Kia ang pinag gagawa nila last year, o di na talaga sila tinatablan ng hiya? hahaha
    • tsk_tsk said:
      tsk_tsk said:
      Hindi kaya sinusubukan ng MVP camp ang decision making ni Kumi Marcial? Kung i aaprove kagad ni kumi ang Romeo-heruela, Semerad at i veto nya ang Erram-Tratter, Desiderio trade?

      kasi sa mga nakaraang trades/transactions ng TNT (Jerecho and Terrence) parang kailangan pa lumusot sa karayom ng TNT para makapag trade, peru ngayon na ang TNT ang magtetrade ng superstars eh parang ang dali lang ng transactions.
      The thing here is sila na mismo ang may ayaw kay Terrence.
      Katulad ng point ni Sir JPM, nung umalis si Terrence sa GBP inayawan narin sya ng management dun, peru napanatili ni Kumi na maging mataas parin ang value ni Terrence at nakakuha ang GBP ng quality players kapalit ni Terrence. Sana ganun din ang gawin ni Kume ngayon, hindi porke't inayawan na si Terrence ng TNT management eh papayag nalang sya na ibagsak ang value ni Terrence, dahil TNT naman ang involve. Sa part ng TNT, anu yun? kung kami ang mang dugas grabe ang batikos sa amin, peru pag kami ang madugasan okey lang? Unfair nga naman.
      No other team wanted to offer as much value for him at this point. TNT overplayed their cards here. SMB can walk away from the deal and TNT will end up without anything in return and will still be stuck with Romeo who they deemed problematic. Low ball offers na yan since pumutok ang issue na recently lang naisa publiko pero within their circles kalat na. Pumayag ang TNT dahil ayaw na ayaw na nila eh. 

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