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TNT acquires Onwubere as Phoenix makes moves

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TNT acquires Onwubere as Phoenix makes moves

/ 07:33 PM November 09, 2017

Sidney Onwubere was picked eighth in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net

TNT continued to retool in preparation for the upcoming season as it is set to acquire versatile rookie Sidney Onwubere from Phoenix.

Sources close to the situation confirmed that the 23-year-old, who was picked eighth overall in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, was shipped to the KaTropa in exchange for Jon Gabriel and Justin Chua from the Fuel Masters.

Onwubere will be a welcome addition for TNT as coach Nash Racela will have the luxury of trotting out the hardworking Fil-Nigerian out of Emilio Aguinaldo College this coming season.

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Meanwhile, Gabriel, the 11th overall pick in the recent rookie selection, and seldom-used Chua will both be banked on to reinforce Phoenix’s lean frontline.

The Fuel Masters also continued to make moves in the offseason, trading big man Michael Miranda to the rebuilding NLEX.

In exchange, the Road Warriors sent TNT’s 2018 second round pick in the deal.

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TAGS: Jon Gabriel, Phoenix Fuel Masters, Sidney Onwubere, TNT KaTropa
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