Alaska ships Vic Manuel to Phoenix

Published February 23, 2021, 2:47 PM

by Jonas Terrado

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Vic Manuel finally got his wish Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 after Alaska traded the muscular forward to Phoenix Super LPG in exchange for three draft picks and guard Brian Heruela.

The PBA approved the deal which put an end to the saga that began when Manuel sought for a trade during negotiations for a contract extension.

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Phoenix not only got Manuel, but also Alaska’s seventh and 19th overall picks in next month’s draft.

Alaska received the sixth pick which it got last week from Magnolia as part of the Calvin Abuva trade and 16th overall selection this year and a first round choice next season along with Heruela, who will play for his fifth team since his pro debut in 2014.

The Aces finally parted ways with Manuel, who emerged as one of the league’s best big men since joining the franchise in 2014.