MANILA, Philippines – The Blackwater Elite made yet another move to beef up their roster as they are set to acquire Allein Maliksi on a two-on-two trade with the Star Hotshots, per a report by Interaksyon.
According to the article that came out on Sunday, September 10, Maliksi, together with rookie Chris Javier, are headed to the Elite in exchange for Bambam Gamalinda and Kyle Pascual in a deal awaiting the approval of the Commissioner’s office.
The 29-year-old sharpshooter has been averaging 8.7 points and 2.0 rebounds thus far in the Governors’ Cup, and was likewise called up for a Gilas Pilipinas duty back in the SEABA Championships in May.
News of the acquisition of Maliksi and former University of the East standout Chris Javier came just a few days after Blackwater also landed Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo from the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Gin Kings.
The Hotshots recently absorbed their 3rd straight defeat at the hands of the Meralco Bolts with a 96-90 decision on Saturday in Laguna－ handing them a 4-3 slate in the season-ending conference. – Rappler.com
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