LG Lee Kwan-hee, living up to the team’s waiting

Lee Kwan-hee (191cm, G) lived up to expectations.

Director Cho Sang-hyun, newly appointed to LG, constantly watched the 2021-2022 season video. He made the players aware of what went right and what went wrong.

He did not simply do a comparative analysis. He also pointed out the direction in which to go. The direction coach Jo Sang-hyun pursued was ‘sticky defense’ and ‘organic and organized offensive movement’. The sum of 5 people on the court was considered important. The energy levels of the 5 people must be evenly distributed.

However, there must be a focal point. It means that we need a player who can hold the center. Lee Kwan-hee, who was newly appointed as the captain, should do that. In the past, if you focused on your individual abilities, you have to play team basketball this season. You must be reborn as a leader who can create synergy with the entire team. I prepared like that throughout this off-season.

However, Lee Kwan-hee’s 2022-2023 season was not good. Especially at the beginning of the season. He averaged only 17 minutes and 40 seconds in the first six games. His record for that span was also 4.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Compared to the 2021-2022 season (average of 30 minutes and 46 seconds played, 14.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists), he was disastrous. He also had many unseen mistakes (defense-loose ball fights, etc.). LG Bench’s worries were great.

Nevertheless, LG coach Cho Sang-hyun waited for Lee Kwan-hee. Lee Kwan-hee lived up to LG’s expectations little by little. He tried to move to suit the changed team. His current record is 11.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24 minutes and 37 seconds per game. His contribution has changed dramatically.

When Lee Kwan-hee shows his offensive power, other options such as Lee Jae-do (180cm, G) and Asem Marey (202cm, C) can ease the burden. In fact, when Lee Jae-do and Marey showed ups and downs, Lee Kwan-hee’s scoring power strengthened LG.

His collaboration with Kim Jun-il (200cm, C) is also impressive. Lee Gwan-hee and Kim Jun-il coexisted together, and Kim Jun-il, who had a lot of playing time, was able to spend a long time with Dante Cunningham (203cm, F). This is an element that reduced Marey’s physical burden. 토토사이트

The most encouraging thing is Lee Kwan-hee’s tenacity in defense. He follows the striker in charge until the end, just like in his days at Seoul Samsung. He, the LG color, plays a defense that relentlessly follows.

LG coach Cho Sang-hyun also said throughout the season, “(Lee) Kwan-hee must have had a lot of trouble during the off-season and early season. However, he worked hard for the movement the team wanted. He is also focusing a lot on the defense that follows him to the end.”

Both LG and Lee Kwan-hee are on the verge of a playoff. It is achieving more than expected with a solo 2nd place (23 wins and 13 losses). But I didn’t get a playoff ticket. So you have to show your concentration until the end. To be precise, I need to maintain the same level of performance until the 6th round.

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