Mer­alco still ‘in­ter­ested’ to pull trig­ger for pos­si­ble Parks trade

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WITH the on­go­ing sit­u­a­tion be­tween Ray Parks and the Black­wa­ter Elite, ru­mors and spec­u­la­tions are all over — start­ing from when he’ll get to play in the PBA and which jer­sey is he set to suit up.

Ear­lier re­ports had the Mer­alco Bolts linked in trade dis­cus­sions wherein they’ll have to part ways with floor gen­eral Baser Amer in or­der to ac­quire last draft’s No. 2 pick.

When asked to fur­ther ex­plain into de­tail, Mer­alco Bolts team gover­nor Al Panlilio bared that he will be in­ter­ested to make that hap­pen if the op­por­tu­nity presents it­self, but it’s all up to what hap­pens be­hind closed doors for the Elite.

“It’s up to Black­wa­ter ac­tu­ally, siyem­pre they own the rights of Bobby Ray (Parks). If that’s true, I’m very in­ter­ested to make that hap­pen. Right now, I ac­tu­ally don’t know,” said Panlilio to the me­dia yes­ter­day.

As the team pre­pares for the up­com­ing 2019 sea­son, the Nor­man Black-men­tored team was able to fi­nal­ize deals with vet­eran front­liner Gabby Espinas, and rook­ies in Tre­vis Jack­son and Bong Quinto — all of which that could help their cam­paign.

Fur­ther­more, he as­sured that de­spite the lack of height in their ros­ter, they will try to com­pen­sate through their em­pha­sis on speed and shoot­ing.

“We were able to sign up Gabby Espinas to strengthen na­man our big men. Although I think he’s had some surgery on his knee, so he won’t be avail­able un­til, I heard, Fe­bru­ary. We’ve signed our new two rook­ies, si Jack­son and si Quinto,” ex­plained the ami­able ex­ec­u­tive.

“We still don’t have the height but hope­fully we can get it with speed, bet­ter shoot­ing and la­ban lang. La­ban lang kami,” he added./ foxs­

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