Phoenix swaps Fortuna for GlobalPort's Draft Pick

The Phoenix Fuel Masters has made their first move in their first conference as a PBA team. The Fuel Masters sent Jeric Fortuna to the Batang Pier in exchange for a future draft pick. The said pick is a 2018 second rounder. The Fuel Masters needed to unload Fortuna because of their crowded backcourt players led by RR Garcia, Josh Urbiztondo, Chico Lanete and Emman Monfort. 

Fortuna will be reunited to his college coach in UST, coach Pido Jarencio. The Batang Pier boosts their point guard position which they were lacking with Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo at their backcourt. The two are both combo guards, while Fortuna is a pure point guard.