Ranidel De Ocampo Traded to Phoenix Fuel Masters, then to Meralco Bolts
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Trade Never Stops as PBA teams have been making one trade after another and this next one is another shocker.
The 35-year-old former 2004 number four overall pick of FedEx Express will be playing for his 3rd team. Ranidel De Ocampo spent his first four years with FedEx Express before being traded to TNT where he found success and played for 9 years.
Below are some of his achievements while playing for TNT franchise.
Ranidel De Ocampo's Achievements:
6× PBA champion (2008–09 Philippine, 2010–11 Philippine, 2011 Commissioner's, 2011–12 Philippine, 2012–13 Philippine, 2015 Commissioner's)
2× PBA Finals MVP (2012–13 Philippine, 2015 Commissioner's)
PBA Best Player of the Conference (2014 Governors')
9× PBA All-Star (2007–2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
3× PBA Mythical First Team (2012–2014)
PBA Mythical Second Team (2015)
PBA All-Rookie Team (2004–05)
Now in his 13th season as a PBA player, De Ocampo will see himself playing for his 3rd team after being traded twice in one day.
As reported on PBA.ph, Talk n Text traded Ranidel De Ocampo to Phoenix fuel Masters for Norbert Torres and a first round pick but that is not the end of the story for De Ocampo as Phoenix FuelMasters traded him again to Meralco Bolts for Justin Chua and a first round pick in the coming PBA draft.
Ranidel De Ocampo ended up landing with a team under the same owner as TNT so it probably won't be that difficult for him to make adjustments. The movements that have been happening in the PBA are moves in preparation for next season.