MANILA, Philippines – Converge let go a portion of its core to acquire a big man and a draft pick from Blackwater.
In a trade approved by the PBA on Tuesday, January 3, the FiberXers shipped RK Ilagan, Mike DiGregorio, and Tyrus Hill to the Bossing in exchange for Barkley Eboña and a first-round pick in the next rookie draft.
Blackwater receives a serviceable guard in Ilagan, who averaged 8.1 points, 3.1 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in two conferences with Converge that saw him help the franchise reach the playoffs in both occasions.
DiGregorio returns to the Bossing more than three years since he last played for the squad, while Hill gets traded for the second time in his rookie season.
Eboña, on the other hand, eyes a fresh start with the FiberXers after an underwhelming campaign for Blackwater this season.
In two conferences for the Bossing this season, Eboña – a former fourth overall pick – averaged just 3.2 points and 3 rebounds.
They will play for their new squads when the Governors’ Cup comes off the wraps later this January. – Rappler.com