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    Unrestricted FA Paolo Taha stays with NorthPort on 3-year deal

    Feb 8, 2022
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    Paolo Taha has been one of the Batang Pier's steadiest players.
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    PAOLO Taha opted to remain with NorthPort despite eligible to become an unrestricted free agent as part of the 2014 draft.

    Paolo Taha contract update

    The 31-year-old guard agreed to a three-year deal with the Batang Pier, who will formalize the contract signing by Wednesday.

    Taha was selected in the third round of the rookie draft eight years ago by the KIA franchise and was entitled to become a UFA upon the expiration of his last contract with the ballclub.

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    But unlike batch-mates Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Chris Banchero, Rodney Brondial, and John Pinto who had since signed and transferred with other teams, the guard out of Saint Benilde opted to remain with his mother unit.

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      His signing somehow comes as a huge relief for NorthPort management, which is currently embroiled in a contract stalemate with major players Greg Slaughter, Robert Bolick, and Nico Elorde.

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      Paolo Taha has been one of the Batang Pier's steadiest players.
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