GREG Slaughter knows the triangle offense is a "complicated" system that takes a while to get used to, but believes it will do Ginebra good in the long run.
Slaughter and Ginebra play their first game under rookie coach Jeffrey Cariaso on Tuesday against GlobalPort in the PBA Governors Cup with barely two weeks of trying to learn the intricacies of the offense.
The 6-11 rookie big man said Ginebra players are doing well in practice, but was also the first to admit that such an intricate system will take a much longer time to master.
“I think things are going well. We’re learning it but it’s a pretty complicated offense that takes time to learn,” the big man out of Ateneo told Spin.ph.
“I think we know it’s gonna be a long-term thing. We got to learn. We’re just keeping our heads up moving forward.”
But there's no doubt in Slaughter's mind that with Ginebra's talent depth in every position and the spacing that the triangle offense brings, the team will be much better once it gets a firmer grip of the offense.
“I think it’s good because the triangle really emphasizes spacing and positioning,” explained the Ginebra rookie, who turned 26 on Tuesday.
"We got talent in all five positions, so I think we just give each other enough space, figure out where we’re gonna be, figure out the flow of the triangle and that’s just gonna maximize everyone’s capabilities."
Ginebra is coming off a disappointing eighth place finish in the recently-concluded Commissioner’s Cup, bowing to eventual runner-up Talk ‘N Text in the quarterfinal phase.
The Gin Kings have yet to win a PBA championship since ruling the 2008 Fiesta Conference.