Blackwater acquires Maliksi from Star in 4-player trade

September 11, 2017

Include Allein Maliksi to Blackwater's newest recruit.

The Elite acquired the rights to the streak shooting Maliksi after agreeing to a four-player deal with Star during the weekend,
Besides Maliksi, the Blackwater will also receive rookie big man Chris Javier from the Star Hotshots in exchange for veteran guard Bambam Gamalinda and center Kyle Pascual.

The acquisition of Maliksi came a week after the Elite netted Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo in a similar trade with Ginebra in exchange for Art dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar.

The 6-foot-3 wingman struggled with his game lately but is expected to be a vital piece for Blackwater, which hopes to advance in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governor's Cup.

Maliksi, the league's reigning 3-point king, is averaging 8.71 points per game this conference.

Javier, the no. 5 pick overall in last year's rookie draft, has played in only three games this conference. Gamalinda, on the other hand, is averaging 7.22 ppg, 3.67 rpg and 1.0 apg in nine games while Pascual has recorded 1.63 ppg and 1.63 rpg also in nine games this conference.