“The one with less 3 points…” (KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin)
“The starting lineup should take responsibility” (LG coach Sang-hyun Cho)
Jeonju KCC will be holding the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular league at Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium on the 5th. Meet Changwon LG.
KCC is the team that attracted the most attention in the summer of 2022. This is because two out of the 6 free agents (free agents) were recruited. Both Heo Woong (185cm, G) and Lee Seung-hyun (197cm, F) were caught under the condition of a total of 750 million won in remuneration for the 2022-2023 season over a five-year contract period.
However, KCC’s conditions were not very good. Lee Seung-hyun joined the team late after ankle surgery, and Heo Woong also joined the KCC players after joining the national team. In addition, key resources such as Kim Ji-wan (188cm, G), Jeong Chang-young (193cm, G), and Jeon Jun-beom (195cm, F) could hardly train for the off-season due to injuries.
Foreign players were also anxious. Laguna (199cm, C) was alive and well, but Ronde-Hollis Jefferson (197cm, F), who came in instead of Tyler Davis (208cm, C), was a question mark. Speed and breakthrough were certain, but defense and defensive rebound were uncertain.
KCC, which has overlapping elements of anxiety, is not producing results as expected. 7th place with 16 wins and 20 losses. Lee Jong-Hyun (203cm, C) joined the team as a trade, but Lee Seung-Hyun (197cm, F) is out of the team for a while. In such a situation, we meet LG, which is on the rise.
KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin said before the game, “I tend to give 3 points to LG. He prepared the defense to hit less than 3 points. He expanded the player availability,” he said.
After that, “Laguna has to hold the center. (Heo) Woong plans to add it later. It’s because the game is better in the second half than the first. (Lee) Jonghyun plans to put in about 15 to 20 minutes,” he said.
On the other hand, LG is challenging its second 5-game winning streak of the season.
From the 2022-2023 season, coach Jo Sang-hyun, who was newly appointed, identified LG’s strengths and weaknesses. Coach Cho Sang-hyun, who identified the strengths and weaknesses, communicated a lot with the team. The purpose of communication was to give the team the necessary color.
The color that director Cho Sang-hyun tried to put on is ‘sticky air defense movement’. He laid the foundation for a quick attack with solid defense and pursued organized and organic offensive movements.
The color change that LG wanted came out well. ‘Sticky defense’, ‘strong energy level’, and ‘quick attack transition’ are being done well. Lee Jae-do (180cm, G), Lee Kwan-hee (191cm, G), and Asem Marey (202cm, C) held the center, and Yoon Won-sang (181cm, G) and Jeong In-deok (196cm, F) came out newly. 스포츠토토
The second units, Kim Jun-il (200cm, C) and Dante Cunningham (203cm, F), are showing their strength. The rising trend of Jung Hee-jae (196cm, F) is also welcome. Thanks to this, LG solidified its second place.
Before the game, LG coach Jo Sang-hyun said, “It is encouraging to have passed the hurdle in two games in a row, but the start was not good for two games in a row. He said, “I hope the starting lineup will take responsibility.”
He continued, “We also prepared an extreme small lineup that KCC used before KGC Ginseng Corporation. He thought about whether to take advantage of the mismatch or go to the defensive lineup. However, the players have to play defense first,” he added.