MAHINDRA finally nabbed some frontcourt help after acquiring veteran big man Rob Reyes in the revised deal with NLEX involving promising center Bradwyn Guinto.
The Floodbusters added Reyes to the initial trade that had them sending Guinto and forward Chito Jaime to the Road Warriors for the pair of young guns Jeckster Apinan and rookie Reden Celda.
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Reyes gives Mahindra some much-needed size after losing big men Guinto along with Aldrech Ramos to off-season trades and letting go of free agent forward KG Canaleta, leaving the team with just Jason Ballesteros and rookie Russel Escoto in the frontcourt.
Meanwhile, Guinto looks to flourish alongside veteran bigs Asi Taulava and Rico Villanueva with Yeng Guiao at the helm of NLEX.
PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa finally approved the revised transaction after receiving the amended trade before the league officials’ annual planning session in Korea.
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