|Larry Fonacier is one of the players who are involved in the blockbuster trade. (file photo)|
By Ivan Saldajeno
In a huge trade that was approved on Saturday by Commissioner Chito Narvasa, TNT, NLEX, and Meralco found themselves getting new players.
The Bolts got Garvo Lanete from the Road Warriors, who in turn got Larry Fonacier from the KaTropa and JR Quiñahan from the conduit club, the GlobalPort Batang Pier.
TNT took Anthony Semerad from GlobalPort in the trade, which received Sean Anthony, Bradwyn Guinto, and Jonathan Grey, as well.
Also changing hands are three draft picks. The KaTropa regained their 2017 first round pick, while the Road Warriors got a 2017 second round pick that once belonged to the Mahindra Floodbusters and a 2019 second rounder from the Batang Pier.
Quiñahan and Fonacier found themselves on a reunion project with Coach Yeng Guiao for the now also-ran NLEX squad, which looks to end its stint in the Commissioner's Cup on a high note ahead of its Governors' Cup battles.
Meanwhile, despite being the "neutral party" needed just for the trade involving all the MVP teams to push through, GlobalPort somehow hit a jackpot as the team now has four Gilas pool members in the roster in Guinto, Grey, Von Pessumal, and Terrence Romeo, who was named to the "SEABA 12".
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