Tratter on looming NLEX-Blackwater trade: "It's not my decision"

Abu Tratter seemed to be blending well with the Road Warriors in what could be his one and only practice with them. Dennis Acosta (file photo)

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Despite a trade involving him currently pending at the Philippine Basketball Association office, Abu Tratter still came to NLEX's practice on Monday at the Meralco Gym in Pasig along with the other rookie in the trade package, Paul Desiderio.

With how he fared when playing with what could have been his teammates, Tratter, as per a statement posted in the team's Twitter account, said, "I feel like I fit in."
However, he is well aware that he is set for a Blackwater move with Desiderio for Poy Erram.

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"It's not my decision, so I'm controlling what I can," Tratter continued.

Despite of which, the six-foot-seven big man remains bullish.

"Coach Yeng [Guiao] said he's confident in our talent no matter what, so coming in today, I'm just excited to start my career. I'm gonna live like I was picked number 1," Tratter, selected seventh overall in the PBA Draft, concluded.

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