THREE teams involved in trades over the past two days see action in Wednesday’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup doubleheader at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Barangay Ginebra looks to score its third straight victory and boost its quarterfinal bid as it battles Columbian at 7 p.m.
Phoenix and GlobalPort face off in the 4:30 p.m. game.
The Kings have made deals the past few days, getting Jeff Chan from Phoenix in exchange for a 2019 first-round draft pick. On Tuesday, the Kings made another deal, sending Paolo Taha to GlobalPort for Julian Sargent.
Chan will be in action for Barangay Ginebra after attending Kings practice twice since the trade was approved.
Ginebra consummated the trade with the Kings in ninth place with a 3-5 record, half a game behind Magnolia and Columbian.
The Kings are coming off a big win over Magnolia.
Columbian, meanwhile, has been on a roller coaster ride, but came up with a huge win over Phoenix, on June 10.
GlobalPort looks to gain headway in the race among midtable teams when it faces struggling Phoenix.
The Batang Pier are in a tie for fifth with San Miguel with a 4-4 win-loss card following a big win over the Beermen. Rain or Shine leads with a 9-1 record, followed by Meralco and Alaska at 7-2 and TNT at 6-3.
GlobalPort is looking to at least secure the fifth spot and avoid the top three in the quarterfinals.
The skidding Fuel Masters have dropped their fourth straight outing and are in 10th place with a 3-6 card.