Red Bull Barakos veteran Junthy Valenzuela is changing address after his long-rumored trade finally materialized.
Valenzuela will suit up for the Barangay Ginebra Kings in exchange for two future draft picks. Sunday Salvacion was the initial trade bait offered by the Kings, but Red Bull preferred the 2009 second round and 2010 first round picks of Ginebra.
Valenzuela, a native of Cebu, emerged as the leader of the Barakos after the departure of Enrico Villanueva, Lordy Tugade and Larry Fonacier. Under his leadership, Red Bull finished third place behind Sta. Lucia and Purefoods in the last Philippine Cup.
Will Junthy Valenzuela be the key for the hapless Ginebra Kings?