Rain or Shine trades Ahanmisi to Alaska for Exciminiano

first_imgThe trade is still pending the approval of thePBA Commissioner’s Office./PN Meanwhile, NLEX Road Warriors is set toreacquire bruiser Michael Miranda in a trade with NorthPort Batang Pier inexchange for Juan Miguel Tiongson. The Painters was also a winner in itsacquisition of Exciminiano, who is a known scrappy defender and with adeveloped outside shooting. He, however, fell out of the Aces’ rotation earlierin the conference. Among the prospects in the upcoming draft areJoshua Munzon, Franky Johnson, Troy Rike, Leonard Santillan, Alvin Pasaol,Arvin Tolentino, Sean Manganti, and Aaron Black. With the trade, the Painters now has threefirst round draft picks in the upcoming rookie draft, including their own draftpick and the first round selection from Meralco Bolts that was acquired in atrade for Raymond Almazan. “This is business and we have to work with thetrade because we’re trying to build up the future of the team,” Garcia said inan interview with Dugout.Ph. “As of now, our mindset is to get players from thedraft.” Ahanmisi, who won one championship with thePainters in 2016, could also play a key role for Aces head coach Alex Comptonwith reports that the team is considering trading Chris Banchero. Painters head coach Carlos Garcia admitted itwas not an easy decision for them to let go of Ahanmisi but opted to trade theFilipino-Nigerian guard as the squad prepares for the future. MANILA – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters setsits sights on rebuilding after trading veteran guard Maverick Ahanmisi to the AlaskaAces for Chris Exciminiano and a 2019 first round draft pick.last_img