GlobalPort set to acquire Karl Dehesa in four-player trade with Mahindra
Streak-shooter Karl Dehesa has attracted a lot of attention from PBA teams in his two seasons with the Mahindra franchise. Jerome Ascano

A TRADE that is expected to spark a string of player transactions is set to be consummated by GlobalPort and Mahindra.

Sources told that Globalport is set to acquire sweet-shooting guard Karl Dehesa and rookie Michael DiGregorio from Mahindra in exchange for Paolo Taha and Jonathan Uyloan.

The two teams both failed to reach the playoffs of the ongoing Commissioner's Cup and are therefore allowed to make player transactions.

Both Taha and Uyloan play behind GlobalPort's dynamic backcourt pair of Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo and therefore deemed dispensable, especially with another promising rookie guard, Roi Sumang, still on the reserve list.

Dehesa is an underrated gunner who has attracted a lot of attention from teams in his two years in the league.

However, sources said Dehesa might not stay long with Batang Pier and may well find his way to Barangay Ginebra, which is in dire need of outside firepower as seen from its failed campaign in the midseason conference.

Like all the other players of GlobalPort, Uyloan, formerly of Rain or Shine, is currently campaigning for team owner Mikee Romero in his quest for a party-list seat in Congress.

Uyloan is in the Visayas while Taha is in Cavite for the same  purpose. The two were last seen together in Koronadal, South Cotabato last April 9.

Meanwhile, the deal might just be the start of another busy trading frenzy in the PBA, with more deals expected to follow.

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