Cyrus Baguio will stay with Alaska if that's "what he wants", says team manager Dickie Bachmann

Swingman Cyrus Baguio has been Alaska's go-to-guy ever since but now that he will be going to be a free agent, will he stay as an Aces' main man?

But Alaska team manager Dickie Bachmann has made it clear on Friday that the Aces will intend to keep the high-flying guard and will be part of the franchise’s future if that’s “what he wants."

Baguio's contract is expiring at the end of the season and Bachmann said the organization has already started talks on a new deal through his manager Danny Espiritu.

He also dismissed talks of a Baguio-Terrence Romeo trade as an old rumor that won't go away.

“Dati pa naman iyan eh,” Bachmann told when contacted on Friday to confirm if the trade rumors about Baguio were true. 

“We’re (Aces) not even initiating anything, but if he (Baguio) wants (to stay with Alaska), of course, we have plans of offering (a contract extension).”

The soft-spoken Alaska official said Alaska has had initial talks with Espiritu a few months ago, with only the length of the new contract yet to be settled.

“We’re just discussing minor details on his contract. Length of years na lang if it’s two years or three years pero yung presyo, tapos na,” the former Alaska player said.

The 6-1 Baguio averaged 8.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists this conference but the Aces failed to defend their Commissioner’s Cup title after getting ousted by two-time champion San Mig, 1-2, in their quarterfinal series.

Contract Extensions' on Casio and Thoss

Alaska is not only setting their eyes on  Baguio's re-signing, the Aces also want to keep their line-up intact.
This was revealed by Bachmann as Alaska is also set to discuss the contract extensions of two other members of the team's current core, starting point guard JV Casio and slotman Sonny Thoss.

The deals will happen once Aces big boss Fred Uytengsu returns from an out-of-town trip next week.

That means that the Aces are contented with the performance of their current core.

Walker's Arrival 

While Bachmann has confirmed that NBA veteran Bill Walker will be their reinforcement in the Governor's Cup that will start right after the current conference.

Walker is set to arrive from San Francisco on Saturday morning. 

The former Kansas State University standout played four seasons in the NBA, suiting up for the Boston Celtics and later on, the New York Knicks.

The 26-year-old native of Huntington, West Virginia averaged an NBA career-best 11.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27 games for the Knicks during the 2009-10 season.

He will be a good import for Alaska because of his athleticism that earned him the nickname "SkyWalker" and he is also known for his defense as what he has shown when he was still playing with the Knicks.

--- with reports from

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