Jericho Cruz joins NLEX as PBA approves 3-team trade

Delfin Dioquino
Jericho Cruz joins NLEX as PBA approves 3-team trade
The spitfire guard Jericho Cruz reunites with former coach Yeng Guiao

MANILA, Philippines – Jericho Cruz has been given a new lease on life in his PBA career with NLEX after the league approved a 3-team trade involving TNT and NorthPort on Monday, June 10.

Shelved by TNT in the injured/reserved list since April, the spitfire guard Cruz may soon return to the court as he reunites with former coach Yeng Guiao for the struggling NLEX. 

NLEX also gained a 2020 second-round pick from NorthPort, but lost big man Marian Magat, who was eventually shipped to TNT. 

TNT also acquired the 2021 and 2022 second-round picks from NorthPort. 

NorthPort, meanwhile, received slotman Mike Miranda from TNT and the 2019 and 2020 second-round picks from NLEX. 

Cruz looks to make an impact as NLEX remained without a win after 5 games in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup while Magat and Miranda seek to bolster TNT and NorthPort, which are tied at 4-1. –

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.