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Blackwater gets Rashawn McCarthy as rebuild commences, Terrafirma takes Simon Enciso

In their first move for the rebuild, the Bossing got Rashawn McCarthy in exchange for Simon Enciso. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Blackwater's massive revamp has begun.

The Bossing reopened the PBA transfer window on Tuesday by acquiring Rashawn McCarthy from the Terrafirma Dyip.

Interestingly enough, Blackwater let go of Simon Enciso, who was the team's offensive firepower for the Philippine Cup, in the straight-up one-on-one trade.

McCarthy has steadily improved and become Terrafirma's focal point in offense ever since he arrived in the franchise in 2017 as part of the controversial trade with San Miguel for the first pick of the PBA Draft that year which became Christian Standhardinger.

However, McCarthy slowed down a bit offensively during the conference, only making 9.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.2 blocks a game in the elimination round as the Dyip barely fell short of making the quarterfinals.

On the other hand, Enciso led the Bossing in scoring and assisting for the Philippine Cup, averaging 13.7 points and 4.1 dimes a night alongside 2.8 rebounds and 0.5 steals per game.

However, his efforts were not enough to save them from PBA infamy as they went 0-11 this conference and set a new league record for the most consecutive losses at 19 straight games.

The shutout paved the way for the huge rebuild which began by naming Ariel Vanguardia as interim coach.

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