Kevin Ferrer saw himself traded for the second time in his career when he was sent to Terrafirma over a week prior to the PBA Governors’ Cup.
Following revisions, the seasoned forward was shipped by NorthPort to the Dyip in exchange for 2021 top overall pick Joshua Munzon in a straight-up swap.
The Gilas Pilipinas draftee is now in his third team.
He began his career with Ginebra and won his two championships there. Then the Gin Kings dealt him to the Batang Pier in 2019 in a trade that had Stanley Pringle as the centerpiece.
Stability is indeed one of, if not the top goal for a pro. Still, Ferrer has no complaints about moving to another club again
“For me, dagdag motivation lang e. Trabaho lang din talaga. At least, nalalaro ko ‘yung mahal ko, basketball,” said the 29-year-old.
“Same lang naman e, basketball pa rin ‘yung nilalaro mo. Pero ibang team na lang naman.”
Ferrer made his Terrafirma debut Thursday night, but didn’t have the kind of start he hoped for. Instead, the Dyip got blown out by Converge, 130-115.
Despite that, the former UST star said that he still saw some positives in the defeat, which they could harness moving forward.
“Maraming lapses pero may mga magaganda rin na nakikita ko as a team,” he said moments after the match at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.
“Kailangan namin mag-focus sa mga little mistakes, and the little things.”
As he now begins his journey with the struggling franchise, Ferrer aims to bring in a leadership built on the experience he’s had.
“Bibigay ko ‘yung 110-percent commitment ko sa kanila and ‘yung leadership, unang-una, and more on composure. ‘Yun ‘yung nakikita kong kulang sa team,” he said as Terrafirma led by seven in the third, only to lose steam.
And he won’t be alone in trying to help the Dyip turn things around for the better, as he’s with another former Growling Tiger in Ed Daquioag.
The athletic guard, also a 2016 Gilas draftee like Ferrer, played his first game back in seven months. He has finally recovered from a broken ankle.
“Pagdating ko sa team namin, siya agad ‘yung nag-welcome sa akin. So excited na makalaro ulit siya dahil UST days [pa lang],” Ferrer said.
“Kaka-recover lang niya. Nagusap kami na magtulungan kaming dalawa.”
The second game of each PBA gameday is live-streamed on SMART Sports.