Greg Slaughter has decided to take a break from playing in the PBA.
Brgy. Ginebra’s 7-foot center took social media to announce his decision to take a break after his contract with the Gin Kings expired.
“Now that my contract has expired, I’ve decided to take a break to be able to work on myself in all aspects,” wrote Slaughter.
“I may not know what the future holds, but one thing is for sure, the best is yet to come,” he added.
The 31-year old Fil-Am, who was taken as the 1st overall pick by Brgy. Ginebra in the 2013 draft, thanked the entire team and its legion of fans for their support throughout the years.
“Thank you first and foremost to SMC and Boss RSA, and the rest of the management, Coach Tim and coaching staff, my teammates, and the entire Ginebra community. To the best fans in the world – I can’t thank you enough for all the support you have shown me throughout the years. I will forever be grateful!”
The former University of the Visayas and Ateneo de Manila slotman posted averages of 9.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 49 games last year which was capped by another championship in the Governors’ Cup, the team’s 3rd in the last 4 stagings of the season-ending conference.
Despite the lapsed contract, Brgy. Ginebra still holds the rights on the 2014 PBA Rookie of the Year as per PBA rules and can only be assumed by another team if he is traded or released unconditionally.