Point of no return? Paul Lee calls Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao from Spain to seek trade
Paul Lee has relayed to Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao his desire to be traded in an overseas call from Spain, where he is with the Gilas team preparing for the Fiba World Cup. Snow Badua

WANTAWAY Paul Lee may have reached the point of no return.

The Gilas Pilipinas star on Saturday called Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao from Spain to relay his request to be traded, confirming the claim made his longtime adviser to Spin.ph on Friday.

Guiao could not be reached for comment at posting time but a high-ranking official from Rain or Shine confirmed that the call was indeed made from Spain.

"Tumawag na si Paul kay coach (Guiao). Nagpapa-release na talaga," said the top Rain or Shine official who requested that he not be named.

[See Paul Lee wants out of Rain or Shine]

Guiao told Spin.ph on Friday that he wanted to hear the trade request straight from Lee's mouth before he decides on the next course of action for Rain or Shine.

Lee's adviser and manager Lawrence Chongson said he is happy that his claims have been confirmed by Lee.

"Atleast ngayon, sila personally ang nakadinig nang gusto nilang madinig. Nagpa-alam na sa kanila (si Lee)," said Chongson, a former coach of University of the East in the UAAP and currently the mentor of Boracay Rum in the PBA D-League.

"Kasi kahapon parang pinapalabas nila ako lang may sabi' nun (Lee's request to be traded). Yung sinabi ko daw (should be taken with a) grain of salt lang daw. Ayan nadinig na nila mismo ... Nasa kanila na ang alas ngayon," he added.

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