While the return of 7-footer Greg Slaughter is certainly a welcome development for Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel, the possible absence of do-it-all forward Joe Devance in the team’s match against Blackwater is surely a dampener for the team which is still looking for its first victory in the ongoing 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Slaughter is set to make his conference debut against the likewise winless Elite after being out for a considerable amount of time due to a severe ankle sprain. Devance, on the other hand, is questionable after aggravating a left knee injury which the Fil-Am forward believes he suffered during a tune-up game last month.
The 36-year old native of Honolulu, Hawaii recently underwent an MRI test to see the extent of the damage with the result to be known a day before the game.
“We’re expecting Greg to play some minutes tomorrow, so we’re back to being a little bit healthy,” said Brgy. Ginebra coach Tim Cone during an exclusive interview with SPIN.ph after the team’s Thursday practice.
“We’re concerned about Joe who’s having a knee issue, so we don’t know how long he’ll be out. So it’s a struggle for us right now, but we expect ourselves to smooth ourselves out,” added the league’s winning-est bench tactician.