Meralco Bolts ace guard Baser Amer speak-out about the trade rumors which concerning him and a top rookie pick of this year’s draft class.
Amer was reported earlier that he will be packaged in order for the Meralco Bolts can acquire the two-time ASEAN Basketball League local MVP Bobby “Ray Ray” Parks Jr., from the Blackwater Elite. Parks Jr., is the the second overall pick of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.
Part of that trade rumor involves TNT KaTropa’s Jericho Cruz and their newly acquired player Brian Heruela from the San Miguel Beermen.
As this speculation still floating in the PBA atmosphere, Amer is focusing his attention to improve his game and be ready for the upcoming 44th PBA season.
“Focus lang ako para mas mag-improve pa yung laro ko,” Amer said in his interview with spin.ph. “Oo, narinig ko nga yung trade daw, pero wala pa namang sinasabi sa akin. Sa ngayon, alam ko Meralco pa rin naman ako,” he added.
Baser’s performance in the PBA was noticeably improved back in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup and then later on this same year he was tapped to join the Gilas Pilipinas squad to represent the country for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games where they took home the gold medal.
During the 2017 PBA Leo Awards, the pride of Davao City was one of the runner-ups for the Most Improved Player of the Year.
If the trade will get its approval from the PBA Commissioner’s office and he will be sent to the KaTropa camp, Amer is ecstatic to tandem with the Asia’s best point guard, Jayson Castro.
“Sino ba naman ang hindi gusto maging kakampi si Kuya Jayson? Sa Gilas pa lang, sobrang dami ko na natutunan sa kanya. Lalo pa siguro kung maging kakampi mo siya,” he said.
Yet, for now while the trade talk still shrouded with clouds, the former San Beda Red Lions point guard continue to commit himself to the Meralco Bolts.
“Dito pa rin naman tayo sa Meralco. Gagawin ko pa rin yung lahat ng kaya ko para mas makapag- compete yung team namin sa darating na all-Filipino,” he said.