Meralco and Global Port could be cooking up a trade or are they really?
2 for 1 as Chris Newsome and Baser Amer could be shipped to Global Port for Superstar Terrence Romeo
Even if we have not fully recovered yet from the Kia and SMB trade that instigated one of the biggest quandaries in the PBA today, here we go again with another potential blockbuster trade that could tilt the PBA and would certainly change the landscape of both teams that are involved.
Disclosure: This is a rumor and may not be true
A sleepy YouTuber with thousands of followers uploaded a video about the impending trade that is based on a tweet. The video now has 10,000 views, a number of funny comments asking the Youtuber to go to sleep as he may be needing one.
When there is smoke, there is fire
The rumor of Terrence Romeo being traded is not new as there had been rumors about Global Port wanting to let go of either Romeo or Stanley Pringle. While both players are exceptionally good, Terrence Romeo was the more popular of the two and would attract more suitors and better returns.
Terrence Romeo also is either the reason for Global Port's victory and demise because of his volume shooting and ball rotation becomes minimal when Terrence is on the court because of his style of play. He is fun to watch and would be one of the reasons why you want to watch Global Port basketball.
Is this a one-sided trade?
Terrence Romeo is 25 years old and may still be improving, a scoring champion that will definitely help any team gain more popularity while Baser Amer also at 25 years old and Chris Newsome at 28 are also in the prime of their career. Both players played exceptionally well in the season and two of the reasons why Meralco has reached the finals.
Personally, If I am Meralco, I won't be inclined to making this trade so I am debunking this rumor unless they have plans and they really want to get their hands on Terrence Romeo.
On the other hand, Global Port would be a new team if this happens. Newsome and Amer may not score the same way as Terrence but both players can definitely complement Stanley Pringle as well as the new Rookies that they acquired (Lervin Flores) which we think will be a big part of the rotation this upcoming season.