Already official the Aces and Elasto Painters trade already completed. Maverick Ahinmisi for Ping Exciminiano and a first-round pick. Ahinmisi was on the injury list of Rain or Shine. While Exciminiano one of the best defensive stopper for Alaska. The first-round pick will be the lowest in one of the two first-round that Aces will select.
The Aces need another go to a guy outside of Chris Banchero and Vic Manuel. Maverick perfectly fitted to them. As this strong guard can play three positions. He doesn’t hesitate to put his will in the paint. A guard with a body of a forward. This guy can score in any part of the court.
The pressure on Banchero will be lessened. They can have depth if they put him on the first five. Kevin Racal should play off the bench. Alex Compton should put him on Ping role. The starting five of Banchero, Ensico, Ahinmisi, Manuel, and Baclao is good enough. A very balanced on the court.
Jeron Teng, Cruz and Racal together with Casio was a depth bench. That can provide points and hustle. Ahinmisi was a mismatch for his size and speed offensively. Defensively he is a fair one, his effort always there.