Arwind Santos-Vic Manuel shock trade good for PBA–Marcial | Inquirer Sports

Arwind Santos-Vic Manuel shock trade good for PBA–Marcial

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 07:08 PM November 09, 2021

Veteran forward Arwind Santos ends his stint with SMB.

Veteran forward Arwind Santos ends his stint with SMB. INQUIRER FILE

MANILA, Philippines — PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said the recent shock trade that sent longtime San Miguel forward to NorthPort is beneficial for the league.

The PBA approved the deal—that saw veteran bruiser Vic Manuel switch places with Santos—on Monday.

“I think [the trade] will balance the teams more,” Marcial said in Filipino during the PSA Forum on Tuesday.

FEATURED STORIES

“The trade was approved by my trade committee and for me, that is the kind of trade that makes the league better,” he added.

It was also a trade that no one saw coming as San Miguel parted ways with one of its most important players in the last 12 years.

A two-time Finals MVP, the 40-year-old Santos celebrated nine titles with the Beermen, who won five straight Philippine Cup crowns during that stretch.

RELATED STORIES

San Miguel deals away Arwind Santos, continues to improve nucleus for future

Extra motivated, Arwind Santos hopes to sustain fine form

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Arwind Santos, Northport Batang Pier, San Miguel Beermen, Vic Manuel, Willie Marcial

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.