‘I am still alive’ Kim Si-rae’s unfinished heyday

“My form did not fall”

Seoul Samsung’s Kim Si-rae (35 178 cm) is the league’s leading point guard. However, his 2022-2023 season record is not good. He is averaging 7.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 29 matches of the Idot Pro Basketball regular league against Suwon KT in SKT 2022-2023. It is a record not worthy of his name.

Here, the field goal rate remains at 33.7%. His points have dropped to single digits in five seasons, and his assists are the lowest since his debut season (average 3.0 assists in the 2012-2013 season) at Ulsan Hyundai Mobis. In addition, as the team’s performance stayed at the bottom, his sluggishness was inevitably seen. As the performance declines, concerns about the ‘aging curve’ are turning.

Kim Si-rae had no time to pay attention to this evaluation. As Samsung’s flagship player, he was only interested in leading a team that had been suffering from a long losing streak to victory. Kim Si-rae achieved his goal in a home game against Suwon KT held at Jamsil Gymnasium on the 2nd. After a persistent match against KT, Samsung won 73-70 and broke the chain of 13 consecutive losses. 토토사이트

Kim Si-rae led the team’s victory by recording 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. The field goal rate (20%) was disappointing, but he made 6 free throws with aggressive breakthroughs, all of which were successful. With the team trailing 69-70, 44 seconds before the end of the game, Kim Dong-wook took the ball and Lee Jung-hyun scored a quick break. This was a crucial scene in Samsung’s come-from-behind victory.

Kim Si-rae said, “It was so hard that my feet didn’t fall, but I steeled with the thought that I had to break the losing streak unconditionally. The ball was heading towards the tall Lester Prosper, so I thought I could steal it unconditionally. When I took the ball, it was hard to hit, but (Lee) Jung-hyeon hyung was running on the other side. I passed right away and scored,” he laughed.

He continued, “The field goal rate has dropped a lot, but we tried to throw more shots because our team lacks offensive options. Thanks to that, he got a lot of free throws. We will attack more aggressively in the future. I don’t think my form has fallen yet,” he said, revealing his confidence in himself.

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