ALASKA Milk point guard LA Tenorio is headed to Ginebra San Miguel under a proposed three-team deal also involving PBA newcomer Global Port that will have JV Casio taking Tenorio's place with the Aces.
The complicated deal has already been approved on Thursday by Alaska team owner Wilfred Uytengsu, whose team is also set to get Ginebra's second-round pick in 2013 as part of the proposed Tenorio-Casio swap.
However, the trade is dependent on another transaction between Ginebra and Global Port over Casio, the top pick overall in last year's rookie draft.
According to sources, Ginebra and Batang Pier officials were deep in negotiations well into the night but failed to reach agreement on which player the Kings will send to the league newcomers in exchange for Casio.
Late Thursday, San Miguel Corp. director of sports Noli Eala, who is doing the negotiations on behalf of Ginebra, tweeted: "Another tiring day. I'm all drained..."
The trade is also subject to approval of the Commissioner's Office.
PBA media bureau chief Willy Marcial said no trade proposal reached the league offices at the close of office hours on Thursday.
The Tenorio deal has sparked a flurry of activities, with the Aces also sending Tenorio's former Ateneo teammate Wesley Gonzales and Hans Thiele to Petron for Dondon Hontiveros.
No matter what happens to the three-team deal, one thing certain is that Tenorio is headed to a new team, just days after playing the hero's role in Smart Gilas 2.0's conquest of the Jones Cup title.
Tenorio attended the Aces' small man practice at the Reyes gym on Thursday morning, after which he was told by coach Luigi Trillo of the proposed deal.