BLACKWATER STUMPED: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CHRIS ELLIS?
@RLeongsonINQ Blackwater owner Dioceldo Sy continues to be stumped as to where Fil-Am wingman Chris Ellis is—or what his basketball plans are.
“Actually I think he is on the exit already from the PBA. Otherwise, if you’re interested to play, you have no choice but to follow the trade,” he said. “So far, in the past three years I have been in the PBA, this is the first time I found a player who doesn’t report in a trade. So we won’t force the issue.”
Ginebra shipped Ellis to- gether with center Dave Marcelo to the Elite in exchange for the injured Art dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar last August.
Since being dealt, Ellis has just showed up once in the team’s practice before complaining of a kidney problem which needed hospitalization. That was the last time the team saw of or heard from the former Slam Dunk champion—until a cryptic tweet last Nov. 12.
“I want to sincerely thank everyone who has shown love n concern for me! Thank you!! Im Excited for what the future holds! Until we meet again!” Ellis wrote.