Greg Slaughter has started the ball rolling on his self-imposed quest to get better.
The 31-year old Fil-Am posted photos of himself together with former Brgy. Ginebra teammate Chris Ellis playing hoops in an undisclosed basketball gym on his Instagram account.
Slaughter, who is currently on an indefinite leave, announced his stunning decision to take a break from playing professional basketball through his Instagram account on February 8 after his contract with the team expired last January.
“Six years, four championships, a lifetime of experiences and memories. It’s been a fun ride being with this team. I will forever be proud to have played for Ginebra, a dream of mine that came true when they drafted me in 2013.
With that, now that my contract has expired, I’ve decided to take a break to be able to work on myself in all aspects. I may not know what the future holds, but one thing is for sure, the best is yet to come,” wrote Slaughter.
While there were reports that the reason behind his decision was due to his displeasure of being traded away from his team of six years, Slaughter dismissed it entirely and insisted he was never aware of any impending deals.
“I was never aware of any trade,” wrote the former Ateneo de Manila center on his Twitter account.
The Gin Kings, however, made their intentions clear by submitting an offer sheet for the disgruntled 7-footer which effectively prevented him from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
The high-leaping Ellis, meanwhile, has been inactive lately. He was dealt by Brgy. Ginebra to Blackwater along with Dave Marcelo last August 2017 for Arthur dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar. The 6th overall pick of the 2012 draft, however, failed to play a single game for the Elite and last saw action for the Luang Prabang Basketball Team at the Thailand Basketball League sometime in 2019.