PBA: Star trades James Yap to Rain or Shine for Paul Lee; GlobalPort ships Jay Washington in exchange for JR Quiñahan

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James Yap (L) and Paul Lee (R) will be suiting up for different teams next season.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters continue their facelift ahead of the next PBA season with a trade involving two of the league's biggest names.

In a phone interview with CNN Philippines, Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia described the trade between Paul Lee and Star Hotshots' James Yap as a 'win-win for both teams'.

Garcia explained that trading for Yap provides the Elasto Painters a 'known scorer' that will help them spread the floor.

Apart from being a deadly shooter, Garcia also explained that Yap could also contribute for them in the post.

"James didn't play that well last year," Garcia admitted. "I want him to enjoy the game and try to get us more wins."

Yap averaged 15.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists for the Star Hotshots in the 2015-2016 season.

Paul Lee posted numbers of 13.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists for the Elasto Painters in the same year.

This was not the only trade the Elasto Painters made on Thursday as the PBA Commissioner's Office also approved JR Quiñahan's transfer to GlobalPort in exchange for Jay Washington.

The two trades happened in the wake of the departure of long-time RoS coach Yeng Guiao, who is set to mentor the NLEX Road Warriors next season.