Baguio rejoins Guiao at NLEX after three-team swap with Phoenix, GlobalPort

Cyrus Baguio heads to NLEX. PBA (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Coach Yeng Guiao once again got one of his former Red Bull wards back in Cyrus Baguio.

Baguio will don the NLEX jersey in his next game following a three-team trade with Phoenix and GlobalPort that was approved by PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa on Tuesday.

In the process, the Fuel Masters nabbed Dylan Ababou from the Batang Pier, who in turn got Mac Baracael from the Road Warriors.

Aside from Ababou, Phoenix will receive a 2020 second round pick from NLEX.

Baguio played for five seasons under Guiao at the Red Bull franchise, which was eventually and coincidentally inherited by NLEX, since being drafted in the second round of the 2003 PBA Draft.

It was in his final season at the Barako in 2008 when "Skyrus" got career-high averages of 18.0 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.3 steals a game.

Baguio will reunite as well with former Red Bull teammates Larry Fonacier and Enrico Villanueva.

Meanwhile, Ababou will be playing for his third club this season having donned the Blackwater kit during the Philippine Cup and the GlobalPort jersey during the Commissioner's Cup.

On the other hand, Baracael, who only played limited minutes at NLEX under Guiao this season, looks for a fresh restart to his career with GlobalPort under Coach Franz Pumaren.

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