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James Yap poised to join Blackwater, inks endorsement deal with Ever Bilena


James Yap is about to write a new chapter in his illustrious career with Blackwater.

A week after mutually parting ways with Rain or Shine, the two-time PBA MVP is expected to sign with the Bossing, sources told Tiebreaker Times.

Terms of the deal aren’t disclosed yet but Yap is also inking an endorsement deal with the franchise owned by Ever Bilena Inc., a source added.

The 41-year-old, who had already attended one practice with Blackwater, will be playing for his third team in Asia’s pioneering pro league.

He’ll be adding more veteran presence to the team mentored by Jeff Cariaso, who was an assistant coach for B-Meg/San Mig Coffee from 2011-14.

Yap spent the last eight years with the Elasto Painters.

He had his last game with Rain or Shine last January 19, a 127-122 loss to the twice-to-beat San Miguel in the Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals.

The seven-time champion only played for three games in the import-laced conference and averaged 5.0 points in 9.7 minutes.

Now, he’d be joining a team – potentially his last before riding off to the sunset – that’s in the middle of another rebuild under Cariaso’s stewardship.

Yap’s signing should also be a welcome addition to a Bossing side that had just granted the release of point guard Baser Amer on Tuesday.

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