Is athletic wingman Chris Ellis’ PBA career heading to a premature ending?
Nearly three months since the Elite acquired the 6-4 Ellis, along with big man Dave Marcelo from Ginebra in exchange for Art Dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar, Blackwater team owner Dioceldo Sy said they have yet to hear from the 2013 PBA Slam Dunk champion.
The 28-year-old Ellis failed to play for the Elite for the rest of the Governors’ Cup while his contract expired by the close of the 2017 season.
Sy said from the looks of it, Ellis might be taking a different path already.
For the past 3 years (Blackwater has been) in (the) PBA, this is the first time we found a player who doesn’t report (to the team). And I heard Ellis got some other plans already so I think he’s on the exit already with the way I look at it,” Sy said on Monday.
The amiable Blackwater team owner said he tried trading Ellis back to any of the San Miguel Corp.-owned teams (Ginebra, San Miguel and Star) or to the MVP group (TNT, NLEX and Meralco) but surprisingly, there were no takers.