Austria mum on reported SMB-Kia trade

San Miguel coach Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria kept his lips sealed on the reported trade involving his team and Kia.

Sources told on Sunday that the Picanto have traded the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft to the Beermen in exchange for JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, Keith Agovida, a future first rounder, and cash considerations.

READ: Kia trades top pick to San Miguel

A revised version of the deal also surfaced with the Beermen sending Ronald Tubid, Yancy de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, McCarthy, a future pick, and cash considerations to the Picanto for the top selection.

The trade has reportedly been submitted but the Office of the Commissioner has yet to give its approval.

Austria carefully watched PBA aspirants during the Draft Combine despite San Miguel not owning any pick in this year’s draft.

Prospective number one pick Christian Standhardinger did not attend the combine due to his commitments with his ABL team Hong Kong.

The Fil-German big man, though, posted on his Twitter account that he will be in attendance for the PBA Draft.


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