Paul Desiderio, Abu Tratter join NLEX practice amid impending trade to Blackwater

first_imgPhoto taken from the NLEX Road Warriors’ Twitter accountIt seems to be only a matter of time until NLEX’s first round picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter are officially traded to the Blackwater Elite.But that didn’t keep Desiderio and Tratter from participating in their first practice as PBA rookies on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue The former UAAP stars still joined the Road Warriors in practice amid a trade proposal that would ship them to the Elite in exchange for national team mainstay Poy Erram.“It was a fun first day. I felt comfortable because there are many Visayans here like JR Quiñahan and Mac Tallo,” Desiderio said in Filipino as posted by the NLEX Road Warriors on their official Twitter account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefDesiderio, who led University of the Philippines to its first UAAP Finals appearance in 32 years, said he is also not affected by the trade.“I have no problem with the trade because I’ll be happy with whichever team I end up playing. But today I was really excited to play with Larry Fonacier,” said the gutsy guard, who was the fourth overall pick in the 2018 PBA Draft on Sunday. Tratter, who was picked seventh, also felt comfortable practicing with the Road Warriors.The ex-La Salle big man added he’s also determined to make a name for himself in the professional ranks.“I feel like I fit in but it’s not my decision, so I’m controlling what I can. Coach Yeng said he’s confident in our talent no matter what, so coming in today, I’m just excited to start my career. I’m gonna live like I was picked number one.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25Villar on rant vs DA budget: It’s not against research02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sue Bird enjoying time in Denver Nuggets role, still wants to play Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?last_img read more