After several months of of speculation, the GlobalPort Batang Pier finally trade their superstar Terrence Romeo.
The PBA reported the approved trade between the Batang Pier and the TNT KaTropa. TNT acquires Romeo and Yousef Taha in exchange for Moala Tautuaa and their 2020 first round pick and their 2021 second round pick.
GlobalPort trades Terrence Romeo to TNT KaTropa
— PBA (@pbaconnect) April 3, 2018
Romeo joins Gilas teammate Jayson Castro to form a formidable back court combination for the KaTropa. Romeo will give TNT a boost in scoring. He’s a superior talent who can create opportunities for himself and the rest of the team through their vaunted Dribble Drive Offense. Romeo will also be the heir to Castro’s lead spot in the franchise. This will ensure a smooth turnover once Castro calls it a career, similar to how Jimmy Alapag turned over the team to Castro.
For GlobalPort, this frees up Stanley Pringle to be the main guard of the Batang Pier. With Romeo injured for most of the Philippine Cup, Pringle showcased his skill leading the team to a spot in the Quarterfinals. The arrival of Tautuaa gives the Batang Pier a solid option in the low block. He is a great partner for Pringle in the two-man game.