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PBA Basketball: Meralco, Barako swap players

source: mb.com.ph

MANILA, Philippines – To boost its line up for the coming PBA Philippine Cup playoffs, newcomer Meralco has obtained the rights of Mark Isip and Reed Juntilla in a five-player deal with Barako Bull. The trade was confirmed on Monday by Meralco team manager Virgil Villavicencio who submitted the deal proposal to the PBA Commissioner’s Office. In exchange for Isip and Juntilla, Barako Bull, which is on the rebuilding process, will get back-up playmaker Pong Escobal and rookies Khazim Mirza and Ford Arao. The trade has yet to be finalized pending the approval from PBA Commissioner Angelico “Chito” Salud, but Villavicencio said he sees no problem with the deal. If the deal gets the nod of the league today, Juntilla and Isip will be available for Meralco’s final game in the elimination phase against Rain or Shine tomorrow at the Araneta Coliseum. Meralco (6-7) and Rain or Shine (5-8) are in dire need of victories as they hope to avoid No. 7 and 8 spots after the eliminations. Teams landing on those spots will be pitted against the top two teams – Talk N’ Text and San Miguel – which carry twice-to-beat advantages in the quarterfinals. The 6-foot-5 Isip and the 6-foot-2 Juntilla are mainstays of Barako Bull, which missed the quarterfinal playoff after finishing the elimination round with a 3-11 record.

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