NLEX sends Rabeh Al-Hussaini to Blackwater for Dave Marcelo

ByAllan Lim

PBA Media Bureau

Moments after NLEX dropped its 4th game in 5 starts, Yeng Guiao told reporters during the post-game interview that changes are forthcoming for the team that finished in the Final 4 of the 2017-18 Philippine Cup.

And true to his word, the head coach cum general manager for basketball operations of the Road Warriors pulled off a deal just days after getting blown off the court by GlobalPort.

The team sent seldom-used center Rabeh Al Husseini to Blackwater for fellow big man Dave Marcelo.

The Elite are currently in the bottom of the standings and are likewise looking for ways to shore up its roster.

The 6-foot-7 Al Husseini is expected to form a towering frontline tandem with fellow former Ateneo center Poy Erram while Marcelo, known as a big man with a soft touch from the outside, would likely mesh well with Guiao’s scheme of things.

The two trade pieces didn’t suit for their team’s game prior to the deal which is still up for approval by the PBA Commissioner’s office.


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