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After Arwind trade, San Miguel ships Cabagnot to Terrafirma for Enciso

Delfin Dioquino
After Arwind trade, San Miguel ships Cabagnot to Terrafirma for Enciso

FAREWELL. Alex Cabagnot bids San Miguel goodbye.

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Seeking to end its three-conference title drought, San Miguel has undergone a major revamp by letting go of their two oldest players: Arwind Santos and Alex Cabagnot

Another member of the “Death Lineup” has parted ways with San Miguel.

San Miguel shipped Alex Cabagnot to Terrafirma and acquired Simon Enciso in a one-on-one deal days after trading Arwind Santos to NorthPort in exchange for Vic Manuel.

The PBA approved the deal on Saturday, November 13.

Seeking to end their three-conference title drought, San Miguel has undergone a major revamp by letting go of their two oldest players: the 40-year-old Santos and the 38-year-old Cabagnot.

Cabagnot bid San Miguel after an illustrious 11-year career that saw him help the franchise win nine PBA championships, bagging Finals MVP honors once in 2017.

He also earned a Mythical First Team and two Mythical Team selections during his stint with San Miguel.

It was not the first time, though, that San Miguel dealt Cabagnot.

San Miguel traded Cabagnot to GlobalPort – now NorthPort – in 2014 but he found himself back to the team after less than a year.

Cabagnot still produced decent numbers in the recent Philippine Cup, averaging 10.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.6 steals as San Miguel almost reached the championship round.

Meanwhile, Enciso led Blackwater in scoring with 13.7 points on top of 4.1 assists and 2.8 rebounds in the all-Filipino conference, although the team finished at the bottom with a 0-11 record.

Blackwater eventually traded Enciso to Terrafirma for Rashawn McCarthy after its Philippine Cup campaign. – 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.