Rain or Shine puts Jericho Cruz on the trading block; 4 teams show interest

ByAllan Lim

PBA Media Bureau

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters have placed scorer Jericho Cruz on the trading block, a day before taking on the Meralco Bolts in the elimination round of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.

Cruz has openly expressed dissatisfaction over the way Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia is handling the team.

The same can be said for Almazan who has also made known his desire to transfer to another team, Garcia though is still hoping to iron things out with the 28-year old center.

“Coach Caloy said he’ll talk again with Raymond. Baka raw tampo lang,” said Almazan’s agent Danny Espiritu during an interview with The Philippine Star.

“But Cruz has said his wish to coach Caloy, and the management has decided they’re letting him go for an acceptable trade deal,” added Espiritu.

This early, at least 4 teams have already shown interest on the 27-year old product of Adamson University, namely NLEX, KIA, Phoenix and TNT.

NLEX has reportedly dangled Kevin Alas while KIA has offered Reden Celda plus a future draft pick.