Philippine basketball

Ginebra acquires vastly improved Onwubere, trades Dela Cruz to NorthPort

Delfin Dioquino
Ginebra acquires vastly improved Onwubere, trades Dela Cruz to NorthPort

NEW TEAM. Sidney Onwubere will now suit up for Barangay Ginebra.

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Reeling from a failed title-retention bid in the PBA Philippine Cup, Ginebra bolsters its roster with the addition of Sidney Onwubere as it lets go of Art dela Cruz

NorthPort is not done making moves ahead of the PBA Governors’ Cup.

Undergoing a major revamp, the Batang Pier made their third trade in four days after sending vastly improved Sidney Onwubere to Barangay Ginebra in exchange for Art dela Cruz.

The PBA approved the deal on Tuesday, November 9.

NorthPort first traded Sean Anthony, Sean Manganti, and a future second-round pick to acquire Vic Manuel and Mike Calisaan from Phoenix.

The Batang Pier then shipped Manuel to San Miguel in a one-on-one trade for former PBA MVP Arwind Santos.

Reeling from a failed title-retention bid in the Philippine Cup, the Gin Kings bolstered their roster with the addition of Onwubere, who averaged career-highs of 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in the all-Filipino conference.

Onwubere normed just 5.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in the 2020 season when he still played for Rain or Shine.

Ginebra finally let go of Dela Cruz after an injury-riddled stint that saw him miss the previous Philippine Cup. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.