And the rich get richer, Arwind Santos to SMB?

July 14, 2009 by · 24 Comments 

And the rich get richer…

The current PBA finals is still up and running but it seems to be shadowed by the latest possible PBA trade: Arwind Santos to the San Miguel Beermen.

Wait a minute, isn’t SMB still playing sister team Ginebra in the finals?

The same star-studded SMB team with arguably no “banko” type players (Bono was a UAAP MVP, Eman is a former no. 1 overall draft pick, and Chris Calaguio is a grizzled veteran), now gets Arwind Santos, MVP candidate for the past 2 seasons and arguably among the top 3 local players in the PBA. Read more

Surprised? Air21 Express Trade Ranidel De Ocampo For Don Allado Plus Pick

December 17, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

Is Manny Pangilinan still part of development of the Philippine Basketball Team? If he is, he might be planning on sending his Talk N Text team to incoming asian and world basketball competitions.

It’s because, he just traded for Ranidel De Ocampo (a big guy who can shoot from the outside, score inside, defend, rebound, locker room guy, peak of his career) to his Tropang Texters team.

Talk N Text (Tropang Texters) sent Don Allado packing and bundled a draft pick to get the services of Ranidel De Ocampo. This will reunite Ranidel with big brother Yancee. (Or, TNT will ship Yancy now? That’s the trend between this bros.)

Now, TnT has a starting five of Jimmy Alapag, Renren Ritualo, Jared Dillinger, Ranidel De Ocampo and (Yancee or) Ali Peek at center. TnT is coached by former National Team coach Chot Reyes. Bolstered by Ranidel, this will put more pressure on Chot to actually make a winning machine out of this crew.

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