MANILA, Philippines – The GlobalPort Batang Pier are set to acquire Barako Bull guard Joseph Yeo in a trade in exchange for their first round draft pick in 2016, team manager Bonnie Tan confirmed to Rappler on Friday, July 3.
Tan said that the trade is now just pending approval from the PBA Commissioner’s Office.
Yeo joins a Batang Pier team with many perimeter threats in Terrence Romeo, Denok Miranda, Ronjay Buenafe, and Stanley Pringle. According to Tan, GlobalPort made the move to make-up for the departure of Omar Krayem, the team’s Asian import this past conference.
Krayem averaged 13.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.5 steals in 13 games.
Yeo, 31, averaged 13.8 points and 5.3 assists a game this past conference with Barako Bull, which was eliminated in the quarterfinals against Rain or Shine. Prior to opening day of the Governors’ Cup, Yeo was acquired by the Energy on a trade with Barangay Ginebra.
GlobalPort, who was also eliminated in the quarterfinals to the Star Hotshots, went 7-4 during the elimination round. The draft pick their sending Barako Bull is the one they acquired from the Meralco Bolts in a trade from October 2013.