SORRY to those Barangay Ginebra fans who are looking forward to seeing big man Greg Slaughter shooting three-pointers for the Gin Kings.
It's not gonna happen.
Coach Jeffrey Cariaso made it clear on Sunday he is definitely not inclined to give his 6-11 center the green light to start three-point shots for the team despite hitting three of them in the Master Game Face All-Star Basketball Challenge exhibition game over the weekend.
Slaughter was impressive 3-of-5 from beyond the arc en route to a 27-point performance and winning MVP trophy, which impressed no less than Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love who was the special guest of the event on Saturday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The 6-foot-10 Love, known for hitting shots from long range, said: “I really thought the big fellow won the MVP. Greg Slaughter, my boy there, big fellow got the MVP. I want to see that in an All-Star game.”
Apparently, Cariaso said it won’t happen with the Kings and in the PBA soon.
“sorry NO,” said Cariaso in his curt reply to a fan on Twitter who asked if he will consider Slaughter shooting three-point shots in a game.
The former Ateneo and University of Visayas big man, for his part, made it known that he’s also not considering adding the three-point shot to his arsenal with Ginebra next season, although he admitted he is working on his touch from long range during practices.
“There are more important plays for me to do as a big man,” said Slaughter, who only attempted one three-point shot in a regular PBA game in his rookie year.