San Miguel acquires Kelly Nabong from GlobalPort for Gabby Espinas

The GlobalPort Batang Pier make another move in a week filled with trades.

The PBA has announced an approved trade between the Batang Pier and the San Miguel Beermen. GlobalPort shipped away Kelly Nabong to San Miguel for Gabby Espinas and a future pick.

San Miguel strengthens their already formidable front court with the addition of Nabong. The former GlobalPort big man was a key rotation piece for the Batang Pier. He played some big games in the Philippine Cup showing off his solid inside-out game. This conference, he’s averaging 27 minutes in six games. He’s scoring 7.3 points while grabbing 6.5 rebounds per game.

Espinas never really got playing time in the loaded San Miguel front court. He only played one game this conference. But Espinas has shown that he is a big man with high energy and motor. When June Mar Fajardo was injured last year, Espinas cracked the rotation and played big for the Beermen. In the Finals last conference, Espinas was part of the bench mob that helped San Miguel win the Philippine Cup.