The Hanoi Buffaloes are expected to make another big move this off season. Before the VBA draft, Hanoi was the first team to pull the trigger, trading Nguyen Phu Hoang to Can Tho Catfish for the 4th overall pick in the VBA draft.
According to our sources, Ngoc Tu and Saigon Heat could not reach an agreement with their contract negotiation and are now in discussion with Hanoi for a potential trade. Currently, Tu is playing for the Saigon Heat ABL squad but is seeing limited minutes.
Rumor has it the Heat is asking for Nguyen Thanh Dat. If this is true, the trade would make the Heat overload with guards while only Arnold can play in the front court position. The deal would hurt the Heat’s depth as Ngoc Tu is the other front court player on the roster.
The Saigon Heat currently have David Arnold, Khoa Tran and Hong Gia Lan signed to their roster. The VBA Preseason kicks off late May of 2018.