THE PBA has approved the trade that sent Carl Bryan Cruz from Alaska to Blackwater in exchange of Abu Tratter on Friday.
The PBA trade committee gave the nod to the trade agreed upon by the Aces and the Elite late Wednesday night.
Cruz was shipped to the Elite following three years with the Aces, who picked up the former Far Eastern University standout during the 2016 special draft.
Tratter, meanwhile, moves to the Aces after two conferences with the Elite.
With the trade being approved, Cruz is officially set for a reunion with his former college teammates in Mac Belo and Raymar Jose, who played for FEU in the UAAP.
Tratter, meanwhile, is also set to reunite with his former La Salle teammate in Jeron Teng with Alaska, which also got a young big with the trade, adding to the frontline of Vic Manuel, Noy Baclao, and Sonny Thoss among others.