NORTHPORT has taken a stop-gap measure as three key players have yet to be secured days before the PBA Governors’ Cup resumes.
Roi Sumang and Alvin Abundo make their respective comeback in the league, signing with the Batang Pier along with rookie free agent Chris Dumapig as confirmed by team manager Bonnie Tan and assistant Waiyip Chong.
The contracts of the three will be for the remainder of the season-ending tournament.
The addition of Sumang and Co. comes in the wake of NorthPort still not coming to terms with key players Greg Slaughter, Robert Bolick, and Nico Elorde on new deals, with time ticking away as the import-laden conference restarts on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Abundo last saw action for Magnolia during the Philippine Cup two years ago at the Clark bubble, so did Sumang with Blackwater.
But Abundo was let go by the Hotshots after his contract expired, while Sumang was dealt to NLEX as part of the three-team trade that brought highly-touted rookier Mikey Williams to TNT.
Sumang later played for Nueva Ecija and Abundo for San Juan during the last MPBL Invitational Cup.
Dumapig, a product of Southwestern University, meanwhile, was a third round pick of NorthPort in the 2019 draft, but never reached a contract agreement with the franchise.
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