TNT bolstered its front court days before the PBA Governors' Cup starts the ball rolling, acquiring forward Carl Bryan Cruz from Blackwater in exchange for journeyman Jay Washington.
Besides Washington, the No.1 overall pick in the 2005 Draft, the Bossing also received the Tropang Giga's second picks in the 2022 and 2025 Draft.
Cruz, who shots well from the around the perimeter, was picked by Alaska in the 2016 Special Draft.
He played for the Aces until 2019 before being traded to Blackwater for big man Abu Tratter.
Blackwater coach Ariel has been busy improving his roster since taking over from Nash Racela. The Bossing also acquired Jvee Casio, bigman Barkley Ebona and Rashwan McCarthy in earlier trades.