Ranidel De Ocampo traded to Meralco in 3-team deal
MANILA, Philippines – The PBA announced a multiplayer trade that involved TNT KaTropa, Phoenix Fuel Masters and the Meralco Bolts at the trade deadline on Monday, September 11.
Meralco acquired veteran player Ranidel de Ocampo, who was initially traded to Phoenix from TNT. The first trade saw TNT earn the rights to Norbert Torres and Phoenix's 2017 first round pick in exchange for RDO.
The Fuel Masters then traded RDO to Meralco for Justin Chua and the Bolts' first round pick.
As RDO gets locked in with the Bolts, TNT acquired Justin Chua from Phoenix in exchange for TNT's 2019 second round pick.
De Ocampo, 35, had been with the TNT franchise since being traded from Air21 in 2008, winning 6 titles, including two Finals MVP awards, during a period which saw him become a central piece to the Philippine national team Gilas Pilipinas. – Rappler.com