Dylan Ababou traded to Talk ’N Text for draft pick
MANILA, Philippines – The Barako Bull Energy Cola has dealt fifth-year forward Dylan Ababou to the Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters for their second-round draft pick in the 2016 PBA Draft, it was confirmed on the PBA’s transaction page on Thursday, October 8.
Ababou, 28, will be playing for his third team after stops with Barako Bull and Barangay Ginebra.
The former UST Growling Tigers star averaged just 3.7 points and 1.1 rebounds in 10.8 minutes a game last season, where he saw action in 18 contests.
With the Tropang Texters, the 2006 UAAP MVP will most likely come off the bench to back up second-year man Matt Ganuelas-Rosser and veteran starting guard Larry Fonacier.
Talk ’N Text made the PBA playoffs in two conferences last season, including winning the title in the Commissioner’s Cup.
The Tropang Texters were busy this past offseason, as they selected Moala Tautuaa with the top overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft and acquired Troy Rosario, the number two pick in the draft, in a trade involving the Mahindra Enforcers, NLEX Road Warriors, San Miguel Beermen, and Barako Bull.
The Energy has also been involved in deals during the offseason, as they acquired Emman Monfort, Josh Urbiztondo, and Mac Bacarael from Ginebra, plus Jeric Fortuna from San Miguel.
The PBA season opens on October 18. – Rappler.com