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PBA: Alaska trades Vic Manuel to Phoenix

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 03:08 PM February 23, 2021
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MANILA, Philippines — After a dragging standoff, Alaska finally parted ways with Vic Manuel after it sent the star big man to Phoenix in a trade approved by the PBA on Tuesday.

The Aces also gave up the rights to the seventh and 19th overall picks in the March 14 Rookie Draft.

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In exchange, Alaska acquired veteran playmaker Brian Heruela, the rights to the sixth and 16th overall selections plus a 2021 first-round pick.

The 33-year-old Manuel demanded a trade last January and got his wish with the Fuel Masters among one of his preferred destinations.

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It has been a busy offseason for Phoenix, which recently traded controversial forward Calvin Abueva to Magnolia for guard Chris Banchero and a pair of draft picks.

Manuel averaged 15.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists for the Aces in last season’s Philippine Cup bubble.

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