ROS gets Daquioag, Meralco takes Tolomia in Gilas picks trade

MANILA, Aug. 7 -- Rain Or Shine is not yet done with the Monday trades.

Hours after agreeing with the Phoenix Fuel Masters to acquire Mark Borboran for Jeff Chan, the Elasto Painters pulled off yet another stunning transfer, getting Ed Daquioag from the Meralco Bolts for Mike Tolomia.

The trade involving both Meralco and ROS' Gilas picks was approved by Commissioner Chito Narvasa and was officially announced just as the league formalized the Chan-Borboran trade.

Tolomia will now join a deep guard rotation of the Bolts that includes Baser Amer, Chris Newsome, Anjo Caram, Garvo Lanete, and Simon Atkins.

Daquioag, on the other hand, heads to the E-Painters, where he will share some playing time with Maverick Ahanmisi, Chris Tiu, James Yap, and Don Trollano.

The said swap involving the Gilas rookie selections was allowed owing to a rule regarding trades involving the said rookies, in which a direct one-on-one exchange involving Gilas Cadets except for Mac Belo is allowed.

The said rule was revealed when San Miguel got Von Pessumal from GlobalPort for Arnold Van Opstal last month.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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