NLEX is set to acquire JP Erram from Blackwater in a trade the two teams agreed upon at the conclusion of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.
Sources bared the Road Warriors are sending Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter to the Elite in exchange of the former Ateneo slotman, just moments after drafting the two incoming rookies at Robinsons Place Manila.
Erram has had a banner year this past season, one which also earned him an invite to the national team which saw action in the 2018 Asian Games as well as in the fourth and fifth windows of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.
Desiderio, meanwhile, has already established himself as a cult hero from University of the Philippines, one which he rode to be taken fourth in this draft class.
Tratter is hands down the best big man in the 47-man rookie field and was taken seventh by NLEX.
However, the deal, and all other league transactions, can't be made official on Sunday as the PBA board agreed to impose an embargo on trades on draft day.