Alaska exec denies putting troubled Calvin Abueva on trading block

Alaska team governor Dickie Bachman made it clear that the Aces have no intention of trading veteran forward Calvin Abueva, who has been “missing in action” for about a week already.

Bachman stressed that the 6-1 Abueva has been dealing with “family issues”, but the Aces organization reiterated its commitment to rally behind the “Beast” in this trying time.

“That’s the usual (trade rumors) from social media, but we haven’t actually talked about trading ano. We’re basically worried about him, but he has family issues,” Bachman told FOX Sports on Monday.

The amiable Alaska executive said Abueva has actually showed up in the team’s Monday afternoon practice to personally talk to his teammates. The former PBA Rookie of the Year is expected to show up later in the evening in Gilas’ practice.

“But I told Calvin there will be a lot of media in the Gilas practice and siya na bahala na mag-explain on what has happened to him,” he said. “But on our end, we told him if you need help, Alaska and your teammates are behind him.”

Abueva missed Alaska’s game against Star late last week where the Aces fell, 101-92 to remain at the cellar with Kia and Blackwater with similar 0-3 records.

The energetic forward’s last game with the Aces was last July 22 where he logged in 8 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks as well as 6 turnovers, but his team fell, 95-93 behind Phoenix import Eugene Phelps’ game-winning layup.

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