The Titan Management Group (TMG) has informed SLAM Philippines that Abu Tratter has signed a three-year, PHP 6.5 Million contract with the Blackwater Elite.
Carlo Pamintuan of ESPN5 also reported that Paul Desiderio signed with Blackwater today.
Paul Desiderio also signs his rookie contract with the Blackwater Elite. pic.twitter.com/3bJvcXPNaG
— Carlo Pamintuan (@carlo_pamintuan) December 27, 2018
These reports confirm that the trade between the Blackwater and the NLEX Road Warriors that was reported after the 2018 PBA Draft pushed through.
The initial trade proposal as confirmed by the Road Warriors was NLEX’s top picks in the 2018 Draft, Desiderio and Tratter, for Blackwater’s Poy Erram.
But upon confirming with TMG, the details of the trade has been slightly revised. The TNT KaTropa was included in the trade as a third team. The Road Warriors are now trading away Erram to Blackwater and Miranda to TNT. TNT is reportedly sending away a pick (year and round to be confirmed) to Blackwater to add to the Tratter and Desiderio haul.
The trade has not yet been reported in the PBA transaction page.