JR Quinahan agrees to two-year deal with Globalport after weeks of negotiations
JR Quinahan together with Globalport team manager Bonnie Tan shortly after reaching an agreement for a new contract with the Batang Pier.

WHAT Rain or Shine couldn't give him, JR Quinahan had gotten at Globalport.

After weeks of haggling, Quinahan and the Batang Pier finally came to terms that guaranteed the Cebuano big man a max deal with the franchise for two years.

Danny Espiritu, who represents Quinahan, confirmed the signing to SPIN.ph. So did Globalport team manager Bonnie Tan, who added the signing was held Wednesday.

[See Rain or Shine trades JR Quinahan to GlobalPort for Jay Washington]

Coming off what was easily the finest season of his pro career with averages of 11.67 points, 4.91 rebounds, and 1.87 assists, Quinahan sought for a max contract with Rain or Shine after playing a vital role in the team's successful championship run in the mid-season Commissioner's Cup.

But the 32-year-old Quinahan failed to reach an agreement with Rain or Shine management, prompting the team to ship him to Globalport in a one-on-one trade with Jay Washington.

Quinahan has been practicing with the Batang Pier for weeks now while in the middle of contract negotiations with the ballclub.

After initially failing to come to terms with Globalport, at least two teams were willing to trade for Quinahan's services in Phoenix and NLEX, now mentored by his former Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao.

The Batang Pier however, considered Quinahan a major player in their quest to improve as a team this season, that eventually they agreed to give him his due.

Quinahan's presence give Globalport a veteran presence in the frontourt current;y reinforced by young guan Yousef Taha and Rico Maierhofer.

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