Brgy. Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter is set for a return to action in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup which kicks off on Sunday, November 24 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Gin Kings, title-holder of the season-ending conference two seasons ago, are seeded 4th and will enjoy a twice-to beat advantage against 5th-seeded San Miguel.
While the Beermen are set to miss the trio of Arwind Santos, Ronald Tubid and Kelly Nabong due to indefinite suspension slapped by team management for fighting in practice, the Tim Cone-mentored squad will be bolstered by the return of Slaughter who was sidelined for two weeks due to a thumb injury.
“I’ve been kind of taking it slow in practice, really just making sure I don’t re-injure my thumb, trying to get involved in everything I can. And I’m feeling better,” said the Fil-Am 7-footer.
While seemingly at an advantage over June Mar Fajardo and the rest of the troubled Beermen, Slaughter remains cautious and expects the Grand Slam-chasing squad to bring out their best especially now that their quest for a triple-crown is already on the line.
“Exciting, but it’s definitely a hard task. But that’s the whole point of having this twice-to-beat advantage, just try to capitalize on it. And it’s a really dangerous team that we can’t mess around with o rely on having an extra game,” said Slaughter.