Flashy guard Stanley Pringle got traded to the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in exchange for three Gin Kings players.
The PBA Commissioner’s office has approved the deal which also involves Kevin Ferrer, Jervy Cruz and Sol Mercado. The three players will be sent to NorthPort Batang Pier to complete the two-team trade.
The Barangay seems the busiest team this second conference adding or trading players to improve its current roster.
Earlier this 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, they have also acquired Jared Dillenger from the Meralco Bolts.
Pringle was a finalist in last year’s PBA Most Valuable Player race and was also a runner-up in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference race.
The former number one overall pick averaged 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.6 steals in the All-Filipino.
In this conference, he only played one game after returning back from an injury where he needed to undergo a surgery.
Despite of his absence, NorthPort still managed to collect five wins in their six outings.
The Gin Kings on the other hand, even with Justin Brownlee back in Ginebra uniform the team led by coach Tim Cone are struggling to make victories. That may be one of the reasons why Barangay Ginebra needed to make an adjustment to its lineup considering Jeff Chan and Arthur Dela Cruz are also out due to their respective injuries.
Kevin Ferrer and Jervy Cruz on the other hand will be reunited with their collegiate head coach Pido Jarencio while Sol Mercado will make another Batang Pier comeback for the third time in his PBA career.