Coming off a near-perfect tournament and remaining well within the mix of teams seeking automatic playoff berths in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)-KFC Philippine Cup, Air21 on Tuesday shipped the reliable Ranidel De Ocampo to Talk ‘N Text in a move that surprised not a few.
The 6-foot-6 forward, who was named to the national pool a couple of months back, was dealt to the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters for Don Allado and a first-round pick in the 2012 Rookie Draft.
The trade boosted the stock of Talk ‘N Text, which tries to keep tied for second place Wednesday against surging Barangay Ginebra.
The Tropang Texters and the Ginebra San Miguel Gin Kings collide at 7:30 p.m., following the equally critical encounter between Rain or Shine and San Miguel Beer at 5. [Continue Reading...]