MANILA — Just a day before they swing into action in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup, Meralco and NorthPort consummated a trade that was approved by Commissioner Willie Marcial.
The Batang Pier will now acquire the services of Garvo Lanete.
In exchange, they will give up their 2020 second round pick to the Bolts.
The said move was made for Meralco to create a rotation room for John Pinto, who the team acquired from Phoenix on Saturday in a separate trade for Jason Ballesteros and its 2020 second rounder.
However, Lanete may not be able to suit up for NorthPort when it battles Blackwater on Wednesday in the second day of the brand new season at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Game time is at 4:30 p.m., before the Bolts, who will parade Pinto, and the Fuel Masters square off at 7 p.m. (PNA)