‘Can the KBL version of Draymond Green become the winning puzzle of KCC?’ Recently, Jeonju KCC, which has been reborn as a big hand in the off-season, succeeded in recruiting once again. He was a person I never expected. As long as his health is guaranteed, he is a big forward from the regular season MVP who is one of the best players in the league.안전놀이터
On the 21st , KCC announced that it had recruited Choi Jun-yong for a contract period of 5 years and a total fee of 600 million won (annual salary of 420 million won, incentive of 180 million won). It is a large-scale issue that is enough to surprise even people. Rumors circulated that Choi Jun-yong was likely to leave his former team and that KCC was included among the candidates for the new team, but the atmosphere was ‘No way?’. Last season, he spent a huge amount of money bringing in Heo Woong (30‧185cm) and Lee Seung-hyun (31‧197cm), and franchise star Song Gyo-chang (27‧201.3cm) is also returning
. It was hard to anticipate reinforcing another special forward in the current situation. As a result, it became meaningless, but there was also a salary cap problem. Maybe it was stimulated by the movement of big fish this season and the reinforcement of various teams. KCC prior to the recruitment of Choi Jun-yong He actively stepped forward and eventually completed a ‘super team’ that could be counted in the club’s history.
By recruiting Choi Jun-yong, KCC has raised expectations as SK’s only opponent. SK unfortunately ended up in the runner-up after a close match that went from the championship match to the 7th game this season. It was literally a single point difference, and even if he won the championship, he showed a strong performance that would not be strange. In the one-two punch of Kim Seon-hyung and Jameel Warney, Choi Boo-kyung and Heo Il-young showed good teamwork.
SK strengthened its strength even more in the off-season. Ahn Yeong-joon, a housekeeper with an air defense team, returns from military service, and in addition to that, he embraces KGC star Oh Se-geun, who had a fateful confrontation in the championship match. This is why there is already a saying, ‘SK will win next season’. In such a situation, KCC announced a major power reorganization and brought in Choi Jun-yong as if to prove it.
At least in terms of the names of key players, KCC has enough big names to be mentioned as SK’s opponents. But basketball is a team sport. No matter how outstanding players are, if the balance by position, organization, and teamwork do not match, they may not be able to use their strength properly.
The scary thing about SK is that most of the key players have been working together for a long time. At least Oh Se-geun is an unfamiliar player, but he has worked with Kim Seon-hyeong in college and national teams, and he is a very experienced and seasoned player, so he has the ability to integrate himself into the team. KCC, on the other hand, is a little different.
Heo Woong and Lee Seung-hyun were recruited last season, and Song Gyo-chang, who is serving in the military, has not yet been able to match his breathing with each other on the team. Even though he joins in the middle of the season, the situation is different from Ahn Young-joon. In addition, Choi Jun-yong will play from this season, so it is quite natural that there are voices of concern about breathing problems among players.
Positions also need to be sorted out. In the case of SK, it is a team with good balance for each position. Oh Se-geun entered the right place. It is said that there is an existing Choi Bu-kyung, but as both players have suffered a lot from injuries, it is good for each individual as well as for the team if they alternate running. It becomes possible to maintain the competitiveness of the post throughout the game.
On the other hand, KCC is a team that suffered from imbalance by position last season. About half of the players are concentrated on the guard side, and many of them are single guards. Currently, KCC is in an urgent need of a starting point guard who will solve the game in the front line. It would be nice if the short guards they had could play that role, but there are no resources that can play a key role in ball handling, reading, and passing ability.
In a way, KCC desperately needs a main guard who will lead Heo Woong, Song Gyo-chang, and Lee Seung-hyun in the front line, not Choi Jun-yong. Rumors that ‘KCC is looking for a guard’ were circulating here and there as soon as the season was over. Prior to Choi Jun-yong, Lee Ho-hyeon (30 x 182 cm) was reinforced, but it is unclear whether he will be able to play the desired number one role.
In any case, it is clear that the recruitment of Choi Jun-yong will be of great help to the team. It is not the number 1 resource that was originally wanted, and there are concerns about overlapping with the existing Song Gyo-chang and Lee Seung-hyun, but it is right to bring in a player of the same class as Choi Jun-yong if possible. It is because it is unconditionally helpful just to step out on the court. As much as that, there is no doubt about Choi Jun-yong’s ability to be healthy.
As can be seen from the word ‘point forward’, Choi Jun-yong’s versatility is recognized as the best in Korea. Because he has a good size and even athletic ability and technique, he can play all 1 to 4 positions, including the main position, small forward.
In addition to having excellent dribbling ability compared to his position, he has a wide field of view and even a passing sense, so he can play the role of point guard to some extent. This ability shines especially in fast-break situations, and he is a very rare player who can handle all roles such as ball handler, finisher, trailer, and linker at a high level. He has good understanding of defense as well as offense, so he can stand at the top in the drop zone and rain both front and back players.
Therefore, it will not be easy throughout the season, but the way Choi Jun-yong plays the role of point guard and solves the game can be a powerful option. It serves as a ‘control tower’ like Draymond Green of the NBA Golden State Warriors. There are also opinions that it is not easy to use in that the main character is greedy and prefers to play with the ball for a long time.
Fortunately (?) Song Gyo-chang and Lee Seung-hyun are good at moving without the ball and have a mindset that willingly endures supporting roles for the sake of the team, so play conflicts with Choi Jun-yong are not expected to be significant. Rather, it is an analysis that if three different forwards are on the court together or in rotation, there will be a significant synergistic effect in terms of physical distribution problems or maximization of various tactics.
Heo Woong, an all-weather shooter with a strong temperament, Tall forward Song Gyo-chang, who boasts the best speed for his height, and Lee Seung-hyun, a housekeeper full of guts who doesn’t mind doing dirty work… , Let’s look forward to how Choi Jun-yong, a newly added all-around beauty among the existing members with different colors, will contribute to increasing the team’s strength. The Aegis ship has not yet departed.