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NINE-PLAYER TRADE

Kelly Williams, Ryan Reyes part of blockbuster trade involving three teams

First Posted 07:38:00 05/14/2010

Games today:

Araneta Coliseum

5 p.m. ? Coca-Cola vs. Talk N Text

7:30 p.m. ? Rain or Shine vs. Alaska

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters will be seeing action today in the wake of their grandiose trade which saw them acquire former Rookie of the Year Ryan Reyes and former MVP Kelly Williams, when they take on the Coca-Cola Tigers today in the 2010 PBA Fiesta Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Texters, who are currently in second place in the standings with a 6-2 (win-loss) record, pulled off one of the biggest trades in the league, when they acquired Williams and Reyes from the Sta. Lucia Realtors, completing a nine-player, three-team trade deal. Barako Coffee was also part of the deal.

The two cagers, who played for the PBA-backed national team to the FIBA Asia Championship in separate occasions, will go to the Tropang Texters as a diverting route to Smart-Gilas.

The two players are reportedly set to be loaned to the Smart-Gilas national developmental pool, which is also bankrolled by Manny V. Pangilinan, the top honcho of Talk N Text in the PBA.

Also involved in the multi-player trade were Ali Peek, Nic Belasco, Pong Escobal, Ogie Menor, Yousif Aljamal, Mark Isip and a future pick.

The Realtors were able to secure the rights on Peek, Belasco, Escobal, Menor and Aljamal. The Energy Coffee Masters tabbed Isip and a future pick.


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