TNT gets a much-needed dose of young blood after locking up rookie guard Kib Montalbo to a contract for the upcoming PBA season.
KaTropa team manager Gabby Cui confirmed to SPIN.ph that the team has come to terms with the former La Salle guard on an 18-month contract.
Montalbo, a 6-foot guard from Bacolod, was taken 11th overall in the first round of the regular selection of the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.
The La Salle defender will be a big addition to an aging TNT backcourt as he's set to play behind Jayson Castro and Ryan Reyes.
Meanwhile, the TNT management is still in contract talks with its fourth-round selection Valandre Chauca.
The pint-sized Fil-Peruvian sniper, who suited up for Enderun and Adamson, slid deep in the list and was picked 46th overall in the annual rookie proceedings.