World News – AU – PBA: Tim Cone expects Greg Slaughter to return to Ginebra soon


MANILA, Philippines – Greg Slaughter will not join Barangay Ginebra in the PBA bubble in Clark, Pampanga, but his return to the team is imminent

Ginebra coach Tim Cone told « Power and Play » on Saturday that he « fully expected » Slaughter to return with the Gin Kings by the next PBA conference, each once this takes place

« I think they will get there, » Cone told former PBA commissioner Noli Eala. « Glad to see him again »

Slaughter, who has played for Ginebra since joining the league in 2013, announced in February that he would take a sabbatical from basketball – a move barely a month after the Gin Kings won the PBA Governors’ Cup 2019 title

He has spent the last few months training in the United States and signed with the BeoBasket agency, which also represents Denver All-Star Nikola Jokic, among other top players. Slaughter returned to the Philippines earlier this month and reached out to Ginebra Brass to discuss her status with the team

Cone is confident these talks went well, so much so that he even tried to get Slaughter to be on their team for the PBA Philippine Cup

« I know he spoke to our team leader, » Cone said of Slaughter « They clarified the situation on some issues I think they fixed some issues and I think he there will be more discussions along the way « 

« I went to great lengths to get him into this bubble, but there was too much going on for him not to make it in time to get here, » he explained. « He had to get here a few weeks before really talking to management, sorting things out, getting a contract and then coming in with us « 

« But he just couldn’t make it on time, » said Cone, who admitted he « desperately » wanted Slaughter to be in their All-Filipino Cup line-up.

Even though Slaughter has sorted out all the issues with Ginebra and signed a new contract, it is still not possible for him to join the Gin Kings at Clark This, as he is not included in the 25-player roster of the team that entered the bubble at the end of September

Whenever the next conference begins, however, Cone is certain that Slaughter will wear the Ginebra jersey again

« He had a lot of personal stuff going on, but I think he’s ready He said he’s ready to play again, and I think we’ll see him at the next conference I’m very into it. confident and I am delighted to see him again ”, said the coach

Slaughter, the 2014 PBA Rookie of the Year, is a four-time champion with Ginebra and five-time All-Star He was the top player in the conference at the PBA Governors’ Cup 2017

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World News – AU – PBA: Tim Cone expects Greg Slaughter to return to Ginebra soon


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