Salva has been a bench player for three seasons. Fortunately, he is still very young at 26 years old. Two 2nd round picks is just right for a young bench player like Salva. Verdict: FAIR
BRGY. GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL Received Two 2nd round picks Sent Nico Salva
The arrival of Kevin Ferrer and Jammer Jamito makes Salva dispensable. They did great in this trade especially if you remember Carlo Lastimosa exchanged for a 2nd round pick and an end of the bench player. Grade: A
MERALCO BOLTS Received Nico Salva Sent Two 2nd round picks
It is true that Salva has been riding the bench for three seasons but that doesn't mean that he already reached his ceiling. At 26 years old, he is actually younger by a month than Jamito. Coach Norman and Nico has a long history together and under coach Norman, Nico played very well in defense. He badly needs an outside shot if he wants to play important minutes in the Bolts.
I think, he can still afford another year being an end of the bench guy but he will need to put the hard work to develop his game because this could be his last chance. Grade: B