Alaska, Casio part ways as PBA approves trade to Blackwater

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 13) — The Philippine Basketball Association has approved a four-player trade between the Alaska Aces and Blackwater Bossing, the league announced Tuesday.

The deal will send JVee Casio and Barkley Eboña to the Bossing, while the Aces will get Mike Tolomia and Blackwater's 2022 second-round draft pick.

Casio suited up for Alaska for nine years. He was part of the team's last championship run in the 2013 Commissioner's Cup.

Eboña, meanwhile, was the fourth overall pick by the Aces in the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft.

Tolomia will be joining his fourth PBA team after playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painter and Meralco Bolts.

The Bossing continues to rebuild following a winless campaign in this year's Philippine Cup. It has since acquired Rashawn McCarthy from Terrafirma Dyip and free agent Val Chauca.

With the addition of Casio and Eboña, Blackwater expects to have a steady court general and frontcourt presence.