By Jonas Terrado
TNT KaTropa is set to acquire the services of center Poy Erram from sister team NLEX in a three-way trade which also involved Blackwater.
The proposed trade, first reported by Spin.ph, has been sent to the PBA Commissioner’s Office with NLEX receiving Anthony Semerad and two future draft picks and Blackwater getting Marion Magat and Ed Daquioag from TNT and a first round selection.
NLEX later confirmed the deal in a statement which also expressed gratitude for Erram’s one-season stint.
“We thank Poy for his hardwork, sacrifice and dedication to our organization, and wish him the best as he continues his career in the PBA,” the team said as part of its statement.
“As an organization, we continue to look towards the future and place the NLEX Road Warriors in a position for success in the PBA.”
THANK YOU, POY.
Read our team statement here: https://t.co/e6rQksEKtq #ArangkadaNLEX pic.twitter.com/VmT1dGBnsZ
— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 17, 2020
Rumors have been swirling since last week that Erram is bound to move to the flagship franchise of the MVP Group, the same team that selected him in the second round of the 2015 draft.
KaTropa active consultant Mark Dickel earlier declined comment, though acknowledging that it would be great having the reigning Defensive Player of the Year on the lineup.
NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, on the other hand, said that he would rather keep Erram if he had a choice but conceded that the situation was already beyond his control.
Erram played in Road Warriors in a tune-up game against the San Miguel Beermen at the Upper Deck Sports Center in Ortigas.