Jericho Cruz joins NLEX as PBA approves 3-team trade
MANILA, Philippines – Jericho Cruz has been given a new lease on life in his PBA career with NLEX after the league approved a 3-team trade involving TNT and NorthPort on Monday, June 10.
Shelved by TNT in the injured/reserved list since April, the spitfire guard Cruz may soon return to the court as he reunites with former coach Yeng Guiao for the struggling NLEX.
NLEX also gained a 2020 second-round pick from NorthPort, but lost big man Marian Magat, who was eventually shipped to TNT.
TNT also acquired the 2021 and 2022 second-round picks from NorthPort.
NorthPort, meanwhile, received slotman Mike Miranda from TNT and the 2019 and 2020 second-round picks from NLEX.
Cruz looks to make an impact as NLEX remained without a win after 5 games in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup while Magat and Miranda seek to bolster TNT and NorthPort, which are tied at 4-1. – Rappler.com