Trades involving Gilas players OK

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDespite earlier pronouncements that rookies picked in the special Gilas draft are untouchable for two years, a trade clause made by the PBA Board of Governors made the swap between Von Pessumal and Arnold Van Opstal possible.The Commissioner’s Office approved the trade on Monday that sent Pessumal to San Miguel Beer and Van Opstal to GlobalPort.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Racal smothers Gamboa in 2nd half to halt 3-game slide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sources close to the situation further corroborated the deal, leading to San Miguel acquiring the sharp-shooting Pessumal from GlobalPort in exchange of the seldom-used center.Despite Van Opstal’s exclusion to the pool, a pronouncement made by no less than national coach Chot Reyes when the PH team practices resumed in June, the Fil-German big man is still part of the provision, allowing the transaction to push through.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPessumal is an active member of the pool and is set to see action in the 2017 Jones Cup and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Beermen hope to parade Pessumal late this conference after he finishes his obligations with the national team. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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