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Carl Bryan Cruz trade from Blackwater to TNT up for PBA approval

Carl Bryan Cruz trade from Blackwater to TNT up for PBA approval

NEW TEAM. Carl Bryan Cruz is set to bid Blackwater farewell.

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Undergoing a major revamp, Blackwater figures in another trade as it deals Carl Bryan Cruz and Rey Mark Acuno to TNT

Reigning PBA Philippine Cup champion TNT continues to stockpile talents as it is set to welcome Carl Bryan Cruz from Blackwater.

The Tropang Giga plan to acquire Cruz and Rey Mark Acuno from the Bossing by letting go of Chris Javier and a future first-round pick.

Blackwater head coach Ariel Vanguardia said the trade proposal is waiting approval from the PBA.

If given the green light by the PBA, Cruz is the fourth player traded by the Bossing since the conclusion of the all-Filipino conference, where Blackwater finished at last place with a 0-11 record.

Undergoing a major revamp, the Bossing shipped Simon Enciso to Terrafirma, Mike Tolomia to Alaska, and Marion Magat to NLEX.

Cruz, who averaged 8.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in the Philippine Cup, will reunite with his former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes at TNT.

The sweet-shooting forward last played for the national team under Reyes’ tutelage during the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers in 2018.

Acuno, selected 14th overall by Blackwater in the previous PBA Draft, gets traded for the first time, while Javier returns to the Bossing. – Rappler.com