Two weeks and winless so far in the All Filipino Conference Cup, the Aces seems to be getting active in the trade discussion as it has been reported of a possible trade in the offing in which Alaska will send Sam Eman to Shopinas.com Clickers for its promising 6’7 210 lb. rookie Magi Sison.
With Shopinas, Eman would be a force reckon with and may finally show his true potential by getting more playing time as the only true bigmen on the Clickers lineup. Well, getting more minutes is what Eman really expects with the Aces after jumping over from the San Miguel Camp.
For Alaska, Magi Sison will be a nice catch and it looks like the Aces are now on a youth rebuilding movement. A decent rebounder and inside operator, this young big will be a good project and can start showing quality minutes to help both Reyes and Thoss.
If this trade pushes through, Magi Sison, the 11th pick of this years rookie draft will be the 5th rookie in the Aces lineup joining the 6th overall pick Mac Baracael, 12th pick Eric Salamat, 13th pick Julius Pasculado and the 14th pick Ariel Mepaña.
A possibility all rookie playing at the same time with Salamat at the point, Pasculado at the shooting guard spot, Baracael and Mepaña at forward positions and Sison at Center.
Notes: It was initially reported that Shopinas is eyeing Ervin Sotto to be released from the Aces and from the recent talks, the focus shifted to a Sam Eman for Magi Sison trade scenario since the Aces showed some interests for Sison. In salary cap situation, this will be a good move for Alaska by getting rid of the expensive but unproductive Eman.
Magi Sison (2 Games)16.50 mpg / 5 ppg / 4.5 rpg / 0 apg / 1 bpg / 1.5 tpg
Efficiency Rating = 23.28
Sam Eman (3 Games)
4.67 mpg / 1.0 ppg / 1.33 rpg / 0 apg / 0 bpg / 0.67 tpg
Efficiency Rating = 9.66