Barangay Ginebra San Miguel sent high-flying forward Chris Ellis to the Blackwater Elite in a four-player trade completed on Thursday.
Ellis and big man Dave Marcelo were shipped to the Elite in exchange for versatile forward Art Dela Cruz and center Raymond Aguilar.
Before the trade, Ellis suited up for the Gin Kings in their victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters on Wednesday night, scoring two points and six rebounds.
Ellis and Marcelo, who won a championship with Ginebra in the Governors’ Cup last year, are expected to provide some veteran flair to the young Elite who have yet to establish themselves as a serious threat in the league.
The trade also balances the lineup of Blackwater which let go of Dela Cruz who has almost the same playing style as Mac Belo who just returned from a knee injury.