The second leading scorer of Alaska, Joe Devance is now going around the PBA seeking his final home. After leaving Alaska because of a trade involving him and JR Reyes, Joe Devance is again leaving the Air 21 home as he will be going to the B-Meg Derby Ace along with Marcy Arellano in exchange for KG Canaleta and Jondan Salvador. B-Meg, an SMC team will again have a new scorer in Joe Devance. Devance is averaging 13.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. In fact he's an MVP candidate this year. The problem for B-Meg is, how they can get Devance going while James Yap, Kirby Raymundo and Peter June Simon are on the floor. Devance will not just let his MVP campaign go down the drain by accepting a reserve player's role of a 6th man role. He needs to get his minutes or else he may not be happy with B-Meg and he might ask for another trade.
This new trade is not yet sure to happen according to this article which I read from GMAnews.TV. It says:
"PBA commissioner Atty. Chito Salud said he hasn't received any trade paper signed by both camps as of early Wednesday afternoon. He also refused to make a comment whether the trade can be approved or will need revision, just like what he did in previous transactions, to balance the deal between two teams."
This new trade of Devance needs prior approval from the PBA Commissioner. If he sees any lapse or injustice in the details of the trade, it may not happen. Another SMC team, perhaps Ginebra might get Devance because they need a big man to replace Billy Mamaril. I'm sure that B-Meg will give way to Ginebra because they are sister teams. As you can see, Air 21 wants a tall scorer in KG Canaleta. JC Intal can score like KG and they almost have the same height. If Ginebra would ask for a trade, Intal for Devance, that may be possible. Let's just hope that all these teams can get the player that they need and not what they want. Ginebra needs someone as tall as Devance. That's the only thing I can say.