James Forrester sticking to positives as he is traded by NLEX to Blackwater for Carlo Lastimosa
Carlo Lastimosa is set to play for his third team, while James Forrester will wear the livery of a fourth club as he enters his fourth year. 

JAMES Forrester is sticking to the positives as he is set to make a new adjustment with Blackwater.

The journeyman guard confirmed his trade from NLEX to the Elite along with a second-round pick in the 2016 draft in exchange of Carlo Lastimosa.

"It's shocking, but it's not that unfortunate as I'll continue to be positive," Forrester said as he dropped by the Hoops Center on Wednesday to support his fellow Fil-Canadian cager Matthew Wright in the Draft Combine.

Media bureau chief Willie Marcial, though, said the league has yet to approve the trade.

If the league does give its go-signal on the trade, it would mark the third time Forrester is shipped in his career after also having a stint with Barako Bull/Phoenix.

“I’m not tired of getting moved around,” the Arellano product insisted. “I understand it’s a business. Through experience, I already know how it is.

“(But) I’m tired of not being able to really show this league and the fans what I’m capable of doing,” he added. “It’s major sayang because I know my capabilities and what I can bring to the table.”

“But anything at this point is a blessing. I’m still in the PBA,” he continued.

Forrester did admit he was starting to get settled with the Road Warriors with coach Yeng Guiao now at the helm.

“I was getting pretty excited to be under coach Yeng,” said Forrester, the 2013 fourth overall pick by Ginebra. “Even in the first couple weeks of practice, I really fell in love with his system, his coaching style; it seemed like a really good puzzle fit.”

Now, Forrester tries to prove the Elite that they didn’t make the wrong decision in what looks like a one-sided trade.

“I’m really excited to prove a lot of people wrong I’ve always been an underdog and I feel like that’s how it is right now,” Forrester said. “There’s a lot to prove to everybody and myself, so I’m excited for this challenge.”


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