GlobalPort, Mahindra in 5-player trade


Posted at Apr 29 2016 07:29 PM

Karl Dehesa (center) secures the ball for Mahindra. Photo from the PBA media Bureau

GlobalPort will likely be shuffling its guard rotation after acquiring Karl Dehesa and Mike DiGregorio from Mahindra in exchange for three players.

According to the PBA website, the Batang Pier let go of Paolo Taha, Jonathan Uyloan, and former University of the East (UE) standout rookie Roi Sumang to the Enforcers.

The trade was approved on Friday.

The team is expected to use Dehesa and DiGregorio as back-up for their leading guards Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle.

Dehesa normed 11.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per outing for Mahindra this conference. DiGregorio, meanwhile, averaged 4.8 markers in 11 games.

Taha, Uyloan, and Sumang had quality minutes with GlobalPort when Pringle and Romeo were sidelined by injuries.

The three players are the latest additions to the Enforcers squad, which has seen a coaching change.

Mahindra will now be coached by deputy Chris Gavina, who took over the post left by assistant coach Chito Victolero.

Victolero has reportedly resigned due to health problems.

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