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Guinto heads to ROS; Onwubere, Doliguez to NorthPort in 1st trade of 2021

Bradwyn Guinto is set to become the new arsenal of the Elasto Painters down low. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The first PBA trade of the year has just been sealed.

Rain Or Shine and NorthPort agreed on a 2-for-1 swap that was approved by the league's trade committee on Wednesday.

Bradwyn Guinto will now don the Elasto Painters' colors, while Clint Doliguez and Sidney Onwubere are going to the Batang Pier in the said trade.

With Chris Standhardinger and Kelly Nabong mainly manning the center spot for NorthPort, Guinto only got to play 10 and a half minutes per game last season, ending up with averages of 2.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.8 block a game.

Guinto, however, will now join an ROS lineup that got some more ceiling especially with main big man Beau Belga already aging.

Meanwhile, Onwubere is showing some glimpse of improvement for the E-Painters as he upped his averages last season to 5.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.3 assist, 0.1 steal, and 0.3 block a game last year.

On the other hand, despite only getting to play in six games last season, Doliguez showed promise in limited minutes during his rookie season, averaging 4.2 points on 50 percent field goals including 42 percent from three-point range, 1.2 rebounds, 0.2 assist, 0.3 steal, and 0.2 block a night.

Both Onwubere and Doliguez will join a loaded wing rotation for NorthPort led by Kevin Ferrer, which is expected to be further bolstered by the anticipated return of Paolo Taha and Jonathan Grey.

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