PBA: Boss Al offers more clarity to Ginebra's Slaughter situation
Paul Kennedy Lintag on Feb 25, 2020 03:44 PM
(Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Greg Slaughter's sudden sabbatical from basketball shocked everyone in the PBA, including his own team, Barangay Ginebra.
Following the Gin Kings' championship in the 2019 Governors' Cup, they suddenly lose Slaughter without a hint of warning.
Regardless, Ginebra is respecting the big man's decision.
"That's his decision, he's old enough," SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua said.
"No one's to question him, bakit niya ginawa, bakit ganito. Nasa tamang edad na siya para mag-decision kung anong pakay niya or what he wants. Respetuhin na lang natin," he added.
On Slaughter's Instagram post announcing his decision, he says his current contract with the Gin Kings has expired.
[Related: PBA: What's next for Greg Slaughter?]
Chua says that Ginebra has a standing offer for all players with expired contracts and has made it clear he hasn't talked to Slaughter about the possibility of offering him a new deal.
"Me reaching out to Greg? No. I didn’t reach out kasi sila ni Coach Tim nag-usap nung closeout meeting. Medyo nagulat si Tim kasi ang ineexpect ni Tim kakausapin muna siya, and yun lang. Di pa kami gaanong naguusap ni Tim," Chua said.
"Lahat ng players, pag expired, may offer yan. They go to the office, may offer yan. Lahat yan," he added.
Boss Al also addressed the trade rumors regarding Slaughter saying that the big man was to be shipped away from Barangay Ginebra.
"Kung di galing samin, wag kayong maniwala. May rumor, ite-trade daw. May rumor walang kontrata. Eh paano magkaka-kontrata eh nagla-laro pa," Chua said.
"Paanong may trade rumor na ganito? Eh kung may rumor na ganon, punta kayong PBA para tignan kung may sinubmit kaming trade form. Ganon lang ka-simple," he added.
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