TNT acquires Canaleta from Air21


Posted at Jan 20 2014 12:05 PM | Updated as of Jan 21 2014 04:36 PM

Air 21's KG Canaleta (R) drives to basket against Talk N Text's Sean Anthony (L). Photo by Mark Cristino for

MANILA, Philippines – The Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters have acquired high-flying forward KG Canaleta from the Air21 Express, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) announced on Monday.

In exchange for Canaleta, Talk ‘N Text sent Sean Anthony, rookie guard Eliud Poligrates and a first round pick in 2016 to the Express.

Canaleta will boost the Texters’ line-up as they compete in the playoffs of the Philippine Cup, where they will face off against San Mig Coffee in a best-of-three series starting Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Canaleta led Air21 in scoring last season with 16.7 points per game, and had scored 16.5 points per game this conference.

Air21 failed to make it to the playoffs after finishing the elimination round with a 3-11 record, last in the 10-team league.

Anthony and Poligrates will see action for Air21 in the next conference.