Greg Slaughter 'to take a break' as Ginebra contract expires

After winning his fourth PBA championship, Greg Slaughter is taking a break from action. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Greg Slaughter is taking some time off from basketball.

The seven-foot Ginebra center made a shocking announcement on Saturday night saying that he is calling a timeout from action following the expiry of his current contract.

"Now that my contract has expired, I’ve decided to take a break to be able to work on myself in all aspects," Slaughter said through Instagram.

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The Barangay drafted the 31-year-old slotman as the first pick of the 2013 PBA Draft, which for him is "a dream of mine that came true."

He has been with them all of his career, winning four titles in six seasons including the recent Governors' Cup crown.

"It’s been a fun ride being with this team. I will forever be proud to have played for Ginebra," Slaughter further said.

He, however, admitted that his free agency would be a tough one as he is reeling from a quiet stat line of 4.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.8 block, 0.6 steal, and 0.2 assist per game during Ginebra's Governors' Cup Finals series against Meralco

"I may not know what the future holds," Slaughter rued.

But he added, "One thing is for sure, the best is yet to come!" vowing that he will return a much better player than before.

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