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PBA approves Peña trade, vetoes Kramer-Salvador deal

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The PBA on Tuesday announced it approval of a three-player trade that would send Dorian Peña back to San Miguel’s flagship franchise.

In the deal, Barako Bull sent the burly center to Petron in exchange for Carlo Sharma and Celino Cruz.

In the same statement, the PBA also announced the veto of a proposed deal that would send Powerade starting center Doug Kramer for Barako Bull backup power forward Jondan Salvador. The deal was “returned to the parties for possible revision to make it more balanced.”

The move comes as a surprise after Powerade earlier announced that it would no longer pursue any trades after dealing star rookie Marcio Lassiter along with Cruz to Petron in exchange for Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Lordy Tugade, and Rey Guevarra.

“No more trades,” wrote Powerade team executive Ronnie Asuncion in a text message to InterAKTV shortly after the Lassiter deal.

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