WEEKS before the start of the PBA's 41st season, Barangay Ginebra is set to execute a long-reported trade that will reunite coach Tim Cone and Joe Devance.
Sources from inside the San Miguel camp told Spin.ph that Star wingman Devance is set to be part of a three-team, three-man trade that will also involve Mac Baracael of Ginebra and Barako Bull sophomore Jake Pascual.
Under the terms of the deal, Devance will be shipped by Star to Barako Bull for promising sophomore forward Jake Pascual. Barako will then trade the versatile Devance to Ginebra for Baracael.
However, another source bared that newly acquired Barako guard Ronald Pascual may be included in the trade to balance the Devance-for-Pascual deal with Star.
The story was first reported by Spin.ph several weeks ago but had to be shelved for a while as Devance worked on his contract renewal with the Hotshots.
On the other hand, Baracael has long been rumored to be on his way to Barako in a trade, even before Cone took over from Frankie Lim at the end of the pro league's 2015 season.
Meanwhile, the Kings are also set to send veteran center Dorian Pena to GlobalPort in exchange for a future draft pick.
The papers for the trades are on their way to the office of Commissioner Chito Narvasa for approval, sources said.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: These trades were approved hours after the story came out. To see story, click HERE]