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Terrafirma, Blackwater complete McCarthy-Enciso swap

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Terrafirma, Blackwater complete McCarthy-Enciso swap

CONTROVERSIAL. Rashwan McCarthy (left) and Simon Enciso have been involved in questionable trades.

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Eliminated teams Terrafirma and Blackwater make a move in the league's first off-season deal

In the first off-season player move for eliminated teams in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup, the Terrafirma Dyip and Blackwater Elite completed a one-on-one swap of key cogs Rashawn McCarthy and Simon Enciso on Tuesday, September 28.

The 30-year-old Enciso had just wrapped up a winless 0-11 run with the Bossing where he led the team in scoring at 13.7 points on 37% shooting and 31% from three.

That would turn out to be his first and only conference with Blackwater after being included in a controversial conduit trade that helped TNT snare the draft rights to Mikey Williams away from sister team NLEX.

This is now Enciso’s sixth team in as many years after being drafted in 2015 by NLEX.

Meanwhile, McCarthy is no stranger to questionable deals himself after being part of the transaction with San Miguel that sent him, Ronald Tubid, Jay-R Reyes, and a 2019 first round pick to the Dyip for the draft rights of 2017 top pick Christian Standhardinger.

In what would be his final conference for Terrafirma after a four-year stay, the 32-year-old McCarthy averaged 9.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists as the team’s sixth man en route to a 4-7 record, tied with defending champion Barangay Ginebra.

This is the fourth professional team for the two-time PBA champion after starting his career in 2013 with the Westports Malaysia Dragons of the ASEAN Basketball League. – Rappler.com