Although a deal to trade him from B-MEG to Ginebra has yet to be finalized, Kerby Raymundo will already begin practicing with the Gin Kings as early as Friday.
Raymundo’s agent Danny Espiritu told InterAKTV that the Llamados will no longer require the versatile forward to report to the team.
“OK na trade ni Kerby, tinawagan na ako ni Kerby, di na siya pinag-practice sa B-MEG,” wrote Espiritu in a text message.
B-MEG coach Tim Cone confirmed that Raymundo will be reporting to the Gin Kings on Friday.
Cone also said that he is expecting Ginebra forward JC Intal to show up at Llamados practice at the end of the week. He said that he expects no other players to join B-MEG, but the team would get draft considerations from the deal.
But details of the transaction remain sketchy. B-MEG and Ginebra, which are both under the San Miguel Corporation umbrella, are barred by the PBA from trading directly with each other, and would need a third team to make the deal work. Barako Bull has been identified as the third team in this transaction.
PBA commissioner Chito Salud said that his office has not yet received any trade proposals involving the three squads. Salud has the right to veto trades which he deems imbalanced.
An earlier report on InterAKTV said that the Raymundo-Intal trade may be a much bigger transaction that also involves players from Barako Bull.
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