Latest Stories

Ginebra, Barako Bull and B-Meg in three-team trade proposal


MANILA, Philippines—In efforts to bolster its aging roster, Barangay Ginebra—along with B-Meg and Barako Bull—sent a three-team trade proposal to the PBA Commissioner’s Office Tuesday.

Pending the approval of commissioner-lawyer Chito Salud, Ginebra looks to acquire prized rookie and PBA D-League MVP Allein Maliksi from Barako Bull in exchange for its veteran center Yancy De Ocampo.

The Energy will then ship De Ocampo to B-Meg while lanky forward Rico Maierhofer, who will in turn be traded to Ginebra for sophomore guard Jimbo Aquino along with 2014 and 2015 second round draft picks.

The trade was received by the PBA office Tuesday afternoon.

There have been a lot of noise from the Gin Kings camp the past few weeks, and coaches have been hinting that a change in the line-up is needed.

If approved, Ginebra, struggling so far this season with a 4-4 mark, will have a big boost with Maierhofer and Maliksi in tow.

Barako Bull meanwhile, will have the chance to maximize the full potential of former NCAA standout Aquino, who has not been getting any playing time with the guard-filled roster of the Gin Kings.

For the Llamados, perhaps the need of a big man with an outside touch to complement the triangle prompted the team to get De Ocampo.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: B-Meg , Barako Bull , Barangay Ginebra , PBA Commissioner’s Office , PBA D-League

  • http://www.pnoynews.com/ PNoy & Philippines Latest News

    one sided trade..com. salud, denied this trade. unfair for the league and to other teams.

  • Anonymous

    @yahoo-JEHO635RHXYCHBAH7I653GAAJE:disqus Thoss? Alaska already bogged down that proposal the reason they opted for Plan B.  They should start setting their sights for 2013 Draft (likes of Fajardo,Slaughter).  They have the option to have a losing season or trade their marquee and valuable stars for next year’s draft.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JEHO635RHXYCHBAH7I653GAAJE Gerald23

    After first trade will be finalized by Com Salud, another up-coming trade is expected by Ginebra to acquire a legitimate center, one rumors pointing out to the former national player and it would take at least 2 to 3 players in favor of the said player. 

  • http://twitter.com/ampupuness eman jamora

    one sided nga. di kc k2lad s nba process ng trade eh. my salary cap bwat team. kya sa pba kng cno ung mlkas na team nkkakuha pa ng mllkas n player. tgnan mo shopinas, mga bangko lang dati ng ibang team ung mga player. mglagay sna kht isang star dun pra balance ang liga. lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZ6XJ2HUN4HXNZEV6C7QKUR4XQ mac

    One sided trade, pabor lahat sa Ginebra. They get two promising youngsters while getting rid of an immobile beanpole and NCAA hotshot bust. Pakireview ng mabuti Mr. Comissioner!!!!

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


  • Drug firm Novartis to help Leyte firefighter
  • Fears grow for hundreds missing in South Korea ferry capsize
  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane
  • uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN
  • DPWH allots P1.2 trillion for PH roads
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Marketplace