MANILA – Javee Mocon will be playing for Phoenix this Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season.

The PBA approved a trade sending the six-foot-three forward to the Fuel Masters.

In exchange, his old team, the Rain or Shine (ROS) Elasto Painters, acquired Nick Demusis and two future picks, a first round pick for Season 48 and a second round pick for Season 49.

The trade stemmed from a standoff between Mocon and ROS regarding a new contract.

The team got to play on Sunday night in a winning effort against newcomer Converge during the season opener even without Mocon.

Right after the trade was approved, Phoenix quickly signed Mocon to a three-year contract.

Whether he will suit up for the team when it begins its PBA season against San Miguel on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City remains to be seen. (PNA)