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Rosario to Texters

Talk N Text acquired second pick Troy Rosario in a three-team, five-player trade that got the approval of PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa yesterday.

The Tropang Texters acquired the 6-6 Rosario from Mahindra (formerly Kia) in exchange for sophomore guard Kevin Alas and veteran forward Rob Reyes.

Mahindra then sent Alas to NLEX, which gave up shooters Nino Canaleta and Aldrech Ramos in return.

Barako Bull also worked its roster, acquiring guards Josh Urbiztondo, Eman Monfort and Jens Knuttel from Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in exchange for Nico Salva and Barako’s 2016 first round pick.

Later in the day, the Energy took Jeric Fortuna from San Miguel in exchange for Brian Heruela.

A moratorium set by Narvasa on draft day kept the negotiation under wraps until he has had some time to review the terms of the proposal.

Mahindra went to draft Rosario instead of trading the rights to the No. 2 pick.