NorthPort big man Greg Slaughter insisted that there was no offer on the table from Brgy. Ginebra after his contract expired at the end of January 2019.
The 7-foot Fil-Am added that he had no knowledge of an impending trade before he left for the US and was assured by team management there was none on the table upon his return to the country late last year.
“For the record and to be perfectly clear: last February 2020 I did not have an offer or an existing contract when I decided to train in the States. I also had no knowledge about a trade, I just came off a championship and gold medal in the SEA Games after all,” wrote Slaughter on his Twitter account.
“When I returned to the Philippines at the end of 2020, I asked if the trade rumors were true and was told they were not,” he wrote. “Stop with this narrative,” he added.
Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone denied that there were plans to trade the former Ateneo center while SMC Sports Director Alfrancis Chua claimed that where was an offer on the table and it was already submitted to the PBA office.
Slaughter, who arrived at the country on October of 2020 after an 8-month furlough, tied the knot with longtime partner Schinina Juban last December 10 and then met with Chua at the turn of the year.
Cone then broke the news on his Twitter account that the 2014 PBA Rookie of the Year has already been signed to a new contract.
The long-rumored deal, however, became a reality just weeks after with Slaughter and Christian Standhardinger switching places in a one-for-one trade.