Halloween swap approved; Banchero Magnolia-bound

Chris Banchero, the main man in a trade proposed during the Halloween break, is now heading to Magnolia. PBA Media Group (file photo)

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—The trade proposal that has been "haunting" some Magnolia and Alaska fans alike during the Halloween season is now a done deal.

The PBA on Sunday night approved the trade in which the Aces will send Chris Banchero to the Hotshots for Rodney Brondial and Robbie Herndon.

Interestingly enough, the announcement of the swap approval took place moments after Alaska played NorthPort at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Banchero was not present at all in the game, and so were Brondial and Herndon.

Simon Enciso started at point guard in place of Banchero and put up eight points, four rebounds, and eight assists in the Aces' win against the Batang Pier.

[Related Story: Banchero-less Alaska stuns Bolick-less NorthPort]

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