Newly drafted players Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter are reportedly being packaged to shift Blackwater Elite big-man JP Erram to the NLEX Road Warriors.
In an official statement of NLEX via their social media account, they’re confirming this trade proposal and currently waiting for the approval of the Commissioner’s office.
The official trade proposal will be submitted tomorrow morning (Monday, December 17), pending approval from the PBA. We want you to hear this straight from us: that this move does not reflect on Paul and Abu’s talent or potential. They have exciting careers ahead of them, and we wish them success with the Blackwater Elite. And if the trade is disapproved by the commissioner, we would be more than happy to have both Paul and Abu on our team. – NLEX Road Warriors Official Statement via FB
In case the trade won’t push through, coach Yeng Guiao still ecstatic with their newly acquired players selected via the 2018 PBA Draft.
“If the trade does not happen, we would have two great players to join us,” Coach Yeng told Paul and Abu over dinner. “And if it does push through, then we will battle each other. But either way, we are happy for you because you are assured of having a team in the PBA.”
Poy Erram is part of the hand picked players choosen by coach Yeng when he was given the task to lead the national team which started in 2018 Asian Games then in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
Erram is one of the key players of Blackwater, he helped the Elite to have their best PBA campaign this 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup where they registered a 7-4 win-loss card.