STAR made its first moves under the reign of Jason Webb, acquiring RR Garcia and Rodney Brondial from Phoenix and utility forward Keith Jensen from GlobalPort in a flurry of trade activity on Wednesday.
Revamping an ageing lineup after failing to go deep in the playoffs in Webb's first two conferences in charge, the Hotshots initially acquired Jonathan Uyloan and Jensen from GlobalPort in exchange for Yousef Taha and Ronald Pascual.
The Hotshots later sent Uyloan and rookies Mark Cruz and Norbert Torres to Phoenix to get their hands on Ginebra cast-off Brondial and RR Garcia, who has blossomed with Phoenix the past two seasons.
The trades, all approved by the PBA Commissioner's Office on Wednesday, were part of a five-team rigodon that involved no less than 14 players and a draft pick.
The frenzy of transactions was kicked off by the deal that saw Mahindra send vastly improved gunner Karl Dehesa to GlobalPort for Paolo Taha and Sumang which SPIN.ph already reported some weeks back.
Mahindra then sent Sumang to Blackwater for Keith Agovida.
Meanwhile, NLEX also got busy on the trading front, acquiring Mac Baracael, Emman Monfort and a 2018 second-round pick from Phoenix in exchange for Mark Borboran and Simon Enciso.
When the dust has cleared, here's how the players stacked up:
Star - RR Garcia, Rodney Brondial and Keith Jensen
Phoenix - Mark Borboran, Simon Enciso, Jonathan Uyloan, Mark Cruz, Norbert Torres
GlobalPort - Karl Dehesa, Yousef Taha, Ronald Pascual
Blackwater - Keith Agovida
NLEX - Mac Baracael, Emman Monfort, 2018 second-round pick