Phoenix, GlobalPort swap Pennisi, Kramer | Inquirer Sports

Phoenix, GlobalPort swap Pennisi, Kramer

/ 03:33 PM November 11, 2016
Mic Pennisi (left) and Doug Kramer get traded. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Mic Pennisi (left) and Doug Kramer get traded. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Phoenix continued to retool in the offseason, sending Mick Pennisi to GlobalPort for Doug Kramer in a one-on-one deal set to be approved on Friday.

Fuel Masters team manager Paolo Bugia confirmed the deal, giving his side another able body to roam in the paint.

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Kramer will reunite with JC Intal and Bugia, his former teammates in Ateneo, as he joins his seventh team in his nine-year career.

The 6-foot-4 big man averaged 4.95 points and 6.24 rebounds last season with GlobalPort.

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Pennisi, meanwhile, is expected to bolster the Batang Pier’s frontline, while also helping the guard-heavy
squad stretch the floor thanks to his three-point shooting.

The 41-year-old Fil-Australian averaged 5.11 points and 3.17 rebounds last season for Phoenix. He will be playing for his sixth team in his 17th season.

“Di sya (Pennisi) na-maximize sa dribble-drive namin, so we felt na baka mas may chance sya with coach Franz (Pumaren),” said Bugia.

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