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Meralco acquires Ranidel De Ocampo in 3-way deal with TNT, Phoenix

Ranidel de Ocampo

MANILA, Philippines — Longtime Talk 'N text KaTropa Ranidel De Ocampo will find a new home with Meralco.

The league announced Monday a three-way deal that will give TNT room to improve their lineup via the Rookie Draft seven weeks from now.

Phoenix traded center Norbert Torres and a 2017 first round draft pick, which they acquired from San Miguel in a previous trade, for the veteran big man.

They then dealt De Ocampo to Meralco in exchange for Justin Chua and Meralco's 2017 first round draft pick.

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The Fuelmasters completed the deal by sending Chua to TNT in exchange for a second round pick in the 2019 Rookie Draft.

De Ocampo is a five-time PBA champion and a two-time PBA Finals MVP. He averaged 12.6 points, 2.6 assists and 6.2 rebounds last year.

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