A day after parting ways with coaching consultant Rajko Toroman, Barako Bull made another curious move trading promising guard Emman Monfort to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel third-stringer Rob Labagala.
The PBA approved the trade on Thursday.
Monfort, an incoming second-year guard, had a string of good games for Barako Bull in the Governors’ Cup, including a career-high 25 points against Ginebra last August.
The smallest player in the league will join a team that is also expected to include Greg Slaughter, his former teammate at Ateneo who will become the tallest player in the league after Sunday’s draft.
Monfort will be the second backup point guard acquired by Ginebra from Barako Bull after the Gin Kings traded for Josh Urbiztondo in the Commissioner’s Cup last season. The team features LA Tenorio, another Ateneo alumnus and Monfort’s idol growing up, as its starter at the spot.