PBA approves three SMB deals without need for revision

The PBA Commissioner’s Office gave its outright approval on Wednesday to three deals involving Philippine Cup defending champion San Miguel Beermen.

The three separate trade transactions with TNT, Blackwater and Columbian were given the thumbs-up without need for any revision.

The first trade was with TNT for disgruntled guard Terrence Romeo. The Beermen gave up David Semerad, Brian Heruela and the team’s first round pick in the 2021 rookie draft for the flamboyant Gilas playmaker.

The Beermen followed it up by sending its 2nd round picks in the 2021 and 2022 rookie draft for Blackwater Elite guard Paul Zamar.

According to Elite owner Dioceldo Sy, the trade for Zamar was borne out of a request by Boyzie, Paul’s father who is currently an assistant coach for the Beermen.

The third trade was a one-on-one swap featuring former Beerman Ronald Tubid and Keith Agovida.

Tubid was part of the controversial deal which was approved by then commissioner Chito Narvasa.

The 37-year old veteran was packaged alongside Jay-R Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy and the team’s first round pick in the 2019 rookie draft for Columbian’s first round pick in 2017 which turned out to be Christian Standhardinger.

This decision by Narvasa ultimately paved the way for his ouster.

All three trades were approved as-is by the PBA’s four-man trade committee.

Allan Lim



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