Fit-again Slaughter working on fitting in with Ginebra
Paul Lintag on Jul 24, 2017 04:32 PM
Unlike his last "return", Greg Slaughter exited Sunday's game against Meralco in one piece although Ginebra actually lost to the Bolts.
It's been 10 months since Greg Slaughter played an official PBA game.
And unlike his last "return", he exited Sunday's game against Meralco in one piece although Ginebra actually lost to the Bolts.
But at least he's going to be ready to go for the Gin Kings' next game.
"It's been a long time," Slaughter said after he put up 14 points in a 78-93 loss.
Despite his towering presense, Ginebra struggled in the second half against Meralco as the defending champions lost its debut game in the 2017 Governors' Cup.
But missing a key piece for over a year, the Gin Kings dealing with chemistry issues is inevitable.
However, Ginebra incorporating Slaughter to its offense should be a good problem to have. It's better than not having the seven footer around.
"We just have some chemistry to figure out you know? I'm coming in after a year, during that time we really had a lot of success so it's up to me to figure out how to fit in with everyone," Slaughter said.
Without Greg, Ginebra went to two finals and won one championship. The Gin Kings also earned the number one seed after three years before losing in the semifinals of the Commissioner's Cup.
Ultimately, the important thing for Ginebra right now is its towering anchor is 100 percent healthy and the team is pretty confident Slaughter can mesh with everyone given some time.
"No pain. I feel good. Better than I was before," he said.
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