SLAUGHTER’S 8-YEAR-LONG STAY WITH GINEBRA ENDS, TRADED FOR STANDHARDINGER
Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) trades continuous as Barangay Ginebra traded Greg Slaughter for Christian Standhardinger.
The Ateneo standout is now headed to NorthPort Batang Pier as the blockbuster trade was approved by the Trade Committee on Thursday.
Slaughter missed Ginebra’s championship run in the PBA Philippine Cup bubble after a self-imposed sabbatical after the 2019 season due to alleged disagreement with management on a contract extension.
Right after Slaughter patched things up with SMC management, he was seen in Ginebra’s first practice of the season on Wednesday as speculations of the trade started to swirl.
The trade of the two big men will go down as one of the biggest in the league history including the trades of Mon Fernandez-Abet Guidaben, Jerry Codinera for Andy Seigle, and Marlou Aquino for Jun Limpot.
The said trade ended Slaughter’s eight-year-long stay with the Gin Kings that tabbed him as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Slaughter won four championships, a Best Player of the Conference award in the 2017 Governors Cup, a place in the Mythical First and Second Teams, and a Rookie of the Year plum in his stint with Ginebra.
On the other hand, Standhardinger is fresh from an explosive campaign with the Batang Pier in the Philippine Cup bubble.
Despite a 1-10 win-loss record, the Fil-German led NorthPort in both scoring and rebound, averaging 19.9 points, and a league-best 12.0 rebounds, while adding 3.8 assists.