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Phoenix gets Mercado from NorthPort for Revilla, Guevarra

MANILA -- Three more players will begin the new Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season with new teams as Phoenix and NorthPort consummated a one-for-two trade.

In the trade, which the league's commissioner's office approved on Monday, the Batang Pier sent Sol Mercado to the Fuel Masters in exchange of LA Revilla and Rey Guevarra.

After his short-lived third stint with NorthPort, Mercado will be playing for his seventh PBA franchise in Phoenix, although he already played for the club's predecessor, Barako Bull, in 2015.

Aside from NorthPort, Mercado also previously played for Rain or Shine, Meralco, San Miguel Beer, and Barangay Ginebra teams.

Meanwhile, Revilla and Guevarra are heading back to the Batang Pier after seven years.

Revilla was NorthPort's third-round pick in the 2013 draft and played the entire 2013-2014 season with the team.

Guevarra, on the other hand, was absorbed by the team after it bought the franchise previously owned by Powerade. (PNA)

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