Barangay Ginebra has added a weapon in its wing rotation by acquiring Jeff Chan from Phoenix Petroleum in exchange for the Gin Kings' first round pick in the 2018 Rookie Draft in December.
In the recent PBA All-Star festivities, the Negrense hotshot emerged as the biggest star in the event's last stop in Iloilo City, leading the Visayas team to a 157-141 win over Smart Team Phl.
The Kings struck the deal with the Fuel Masters, for one, in their determined effort to salvage a playoff spot in the PBA Commissioner's Cup that they've won in the past two seasons.
Ginebra is currently at ninth place at 3-5 while Phoenix Fuel is next at 3-6.
Chan has been among Phoenix's top guns in the current tourney, averaging 11.5 points on a respectable 38-percent shooting clip. He also puts in 4.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.22 steals an outing.
But he had his best years with Rain or Shine, where he won two championships and a Finals Most Valuable Player award in the 2012 Governors' Cup.
He fired away 29 points and claimed the MVP plum.
In his last game with Phoenix last Saturday, Chan scored 26 points but the Fuel Masters went down in defeat, 108-106, against Rain or Shine.