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Slaughter unfazed with trade rumors


Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter said he isn’t bothered by trade rumors about him, saying that is dead focus Barangay Ginebra.

“You can’t really care,” said the first pick overall of the 2013 rookie draft.

“After being with this team for six years, going through championships to times where we got eliminated in the quarterfinals, I think I’ve heard it all from fans and haters alike.”

“It’s (the) same old (rumor). (I) Can’t get distracted, can’t get too high, can’t get too low about it. You just have to be focused on the job,” Slaughter added.

Slaughter said he understands that trades are part of professional basketball, and he is prepared for any eventuality.

“A lot of greats before me, Eric Menk, Asi (Taulava), Jimmy (Alapag), they’ve never been on the same team. It’s just part of the job. You’ve got to be prepared for whatever happens,” said Slaughter.

But Ginebra coach Tim Cone has already laughed off the trade rumors surrounding the 31-year-old Slaughter.