Jamie Malonzo, Von Pessumal head to Ginebra after trades with SMB, NorthPort

Jamie Malonzo is set to soar for Coach Tim Cone and the Ginebra side. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Jamie Malonzo and Von Pessumal found themselves now playing for Ginebra after the PBA approved two trades which also involve San Miguel and NorthPort.

In the first trade, the Beermen sent Pessumal to the Gin Kings while getting two future second round picks from the Batang Pier.

The draft picks involved are for Seasons 50 and 51.

NorthPort got Kent Salado and Jeff Chan in the three-team swap.

In the other trade, the Batang Pier shipped Malonzo to the Gin Kings in exchange of Arvin Tolentino, Prince Caperal, and Ginebra's first round pick in next season's draft.

Salado, Chan, Tolentino, and Caperal will make their NorthPort debut right on Day 1 of the Commissioner's Cup, taking on Phoenix in the nightcap of the doubleheader at 5:45 p.m., right after the 3 p.m. clash between Blackwater and guest team Bay Area.

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