Big man Greg is ‘missing'

August 11, 2020

THERE are no signs that big man Greg Slaughter will make a return to the PBA.

"We haven't had much contact with Greg. We had some right before the pandemic started, before we started to close things down. He left for the States and I know he's spoken to LA (Tenorio) a couple of times, he's spoken to ome of the players," said Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone during One Sports' "The Chasedown" recently.

"But I really don't have an update on what he's doing and what his whereabouts are. So, in terms of Greg, we're kinda in limbo," he added.

Slaughter took a break from the PBA ahead of its pandemic-stalled 45th season, after apparently failing to sign a contract extension with the Kings. He announced via social media last month about joining management agency BeoBasket, the same group that represents Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.

Cone though confirmed that Ginebra has no desire to put Slaughter, a former Rookie of the Year and Best Player of the Conference winner, on the trading block.

"Nobody's talking about anything in terms of trades. Too many things up in the air, like who's gonna pay contracts, financial matters. Things of that sort," said Cone. "And the other thing is, Greg would have to come in and work out a contract with the new team, even if he was traded."