GlobalPort gets Buenafe, 2nd round pick from Barako
MANILA, Philippines – Shortly after acquiring Yancy De Ocampo and Val Acuna from San Mig Coffee, GlobalPort also secured shooting guard Ronjay Buenafe from Barako Bull.
According to the PBA website, the Batang Pier were able to get Buenafe and a 2015 second-round draft pick from the Energy Cola in a deal approved by the league.
In return, Barako Bull acquired former Ateneo Eagle Nico Salva and point guard Bonbon Custodio.
The prolific Buenafe is expected to get more minutes under GlobalPort after his playing time was limited under new Barako coach Siot Tanquingcen.
GlobalPort’s roster change was part of its efforts to improve their standing in the ongoing PBA Governors’ Cup.
Last Tuesday, the Batang Pier collapsed in the end game against San Miguel Beer despite holding the lead for the first three quarters.