BGK – B-MEG – Barako 3-team, 7-player deal winners and losers
Barangay Ginebra gets:
*Allein Maliksi from Barako Bull Energy
*Rico Maierhoffer from B-Meg
Barako Bull Energy gets:
*Jimbo Aquino from BGK
*2013 first round and 2012 second round picks from BGK
*Ay joke lang si Yancy de Ocampo pala from BGK
*2012 second round pick from Barako
Pagkatapos mabaon sa dulo ng bench ng Ginebra, Jimbo Aquino gets a chance to start anew with Barako Bull. He can expect to get meaningful minutes in Barako’s shallow guard rotation. Huwag lang siyang makikinig sa lahat ng ituturo ni Willie Miller. If you guys know what I mean.
I don’t see anyone happier than Rico Maierhoffer. Pagkatapos niyang ma-ACL at sa pagdating ni Joe Devance at Coach Tim Cone wala na siyang pupuntahan sa B-Meg. Maierhoffer’s style of play and attitude will fit in well with the whole Barangay. If Ginebra makes space for him and they do away with JC Intal sana gamitin siya ng Gins at the 4 spot kasi doon nila kailangan si Rico. Malay mo he may do half the damage that Arwind Santos does for Petron.
I’m sure feeling ni Ababou ngayon special siya kasi the Energy decided to invest in him. Kung wala siya, hindi papakawalan ng Barako si Maliksi. With his former UST teammate gone, he will get most of the minutes at the 3 spot.
Barako Bull Energy
Akala ko titigil na ang Barako sa pagiging tulay ng mga lop-sided trades. Hindi pala. I thought they had a very good core in combining good young talent in Maliksi and Ababou with their solid veterans. Sisirain din pala
Although they get a talented sophomore in Jimbo Aquino, I think mas marami pa rin magagawa si Maliksi offensively and especially sa defense. Maliksi is one talent that makes you salivate. Definitely mas may upside siya kay Aquino.
The only thing I like for Barako in this trade is that they get first round picks in 2013 and 2014 which could feature explosive talent (Abueva, Ronald Pascual, Nico Salva, Greg Slaughter, Junmar Fajardo). Pero ang tanong, ipapamigay lang ba nila yang mga picks na iyan? I guess we just have to wait and see.
Barangay Ginebra Kings
The wrong solution to a problem. Kailangan nila ng big men, kumuha sila ng mga payatot. Although Maeirhoffer and Maliksi have undeniable talent, paano sila naiba kay Intal at Canaleta? This trade creates a super log jam at the 2 and 3 spot. Unless pakawalan nila si Intal at ibigay ang minutes niya kay Maliksi at Maierhoffer, I don’t see Ginebra going anywhere with this trade.
I’ve been saying all along na wala na talaga silang makukuhang quality big men na available sa ibang teams kaya kailangan nila mag move up sa future drafts. Anong ginawa nila? They traded away future first and second round picks. Come on!
Assuming walang “under d table”, they could’ve gotten something or someone better in exchange for Maierhoffer.
Linoloko lang tayo ng mga ‘to kung patuloy ang mga trades na tulad nito. Ang sakit sa puso!