Beau Belga not slowing down despite trade rumors

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Beau Belga maintained that he has no say on whether Rain or Shine decides to trade him or any other player away.

“Those things are already beyond our control,” he said in Filipino after the Elasto Painters’ 90-84 victory over Meralco on Friday.

“If they want to trade me, I can’t do anything about it, but as of now, I’m with Rain or Shine and I need to play well for them.”

Belga, along with Jericho Cruz and Raymond Almazan, are in the middle of trade rumors supposedly stemming from their disconnect over how coach Caloy Garcia is running the team.

But amid all talks, Belga was at his usual self, finishing with a double-double of 13 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists in the victory.

It was the Sorsogon native’s way of staying professional knowing that as long as he’s wearing a Rain or Shine jersey, he has a responsibility to meet for the tea.

“I’m with Rain or Shine as of now and I need to play because the bosses in Rain or Shine are the ones who are providing food for my family,” he said.

Belga was the lone player involved in those trade talks who was willing to speak to the media. Jericho Cruz excused himself from the press, while Raymond Almazan quickly left the venue after the game.


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