NLEX and Meralco are set to bring back a couple of their players who were integral to their respective campaigns in the 43rd season of the PBA.
Veterans JR Quiñahan and KG Canaleta will return to their respective ballclubs next year after signing separate deals on Thursday.
The 34-year-old Quiñahan agreed to a new two-year extension with the Road Warriors, while Canaleta, 36, inked a one-year pact with the Bolts.
Quiñahan was a key player in coach Yeng Guiao’s rotation with the Road Warriors, who advanced to the semifinals for the first time in franchise history during the Philippine Cup. The team lost to Magnolia Hotshots in the best-of-seven series.
Canaleta, meanwhile, was a valuable acquisition by the Bolts from the free agency market prior to the start of the season. He eventually filled the void left by the injured Ranidel de Ocampo as coach Norman Black’s primary stretch 4.
Joining Canaleta as among Meralcos' other signees are big man Jason Ballesteros and Jammer Jamito. Ballesteros was given a one-year contract, the same deal reached by Jamito, who was also taken from the unrestricted free agent by the team from Barangay Ginebra.
On the other hand, Raul Soyud and Kenneth Ighalo were also signed to a pair of two-year pacts by NLEX.
Big man Michael Miranda has already been given by the Road Warriors a fresh two-year contract.