Woori Bank, which is about to be nominated as a ‘reward player’, which one to choose
Deadline for nomination of reward players on the 30th, Hana 1Q’s main players can be nominated
The FA market of women’s professional basketball, which started at the beginning of this month, is coming to an end.
On the 28th, the Korea Women’s Basketball Federation announced the results of the 3rd negotiation of the FA market in 2023. Hana OneQ’s Lee Jung-hyun and KB Stars’ Park Ji-eun, who failed to sign contracts with other clubs in the second round of negotiations, chose to retire after failing to sign contracts with their original clubs in the third round of negotiations. As a result, a total of four players in the FA market, including Lee Jung-hyun and Park Ji-eun, Lee Sa-bin, who played an active role in BNK Some, and Choi Hee-jin, who wore a KB uniform, ended their active lives.
This year, the FA market is in an atmosphere of being organized, but the compensation process still remains. Hana 1Q, which recruited Kim Jong-un through the free agent market, and KB, which recruited Kim Ye-jin, must give compensation players to Woori Bank Wooriwon and Hana 1Q, respectively, the two players’ original affiliated clubs. In particular, Woori Bank can designate one player from 1Q as a reward player, excluding four protected players, including Kim Jong-un, who is ranked 17th in terms of contribution in the 2022-2023 season. This means that you can bring one of Hana 1 Q’s main players.
Kim Jong-un, who won Woori Bank and made a comeback with Hana 1Q
When Kim Jong-un, who obtained FA qualification after the 2016-2017 season, transferred to Woori Bank, Kim Jong-un’s value was not very high. Kim Jong-un, who maintained the pride of Shinsegae Cool Cat (currently Hana 1Q), who stayed in the bottom ranks for 10 years while becoming the top scorer for two consecutive seasons in his 20s, struggled with a knee injury from the 2015-2016 season. In fact, Kim Jong-un’s average score, which was 20.03 points in the 2009-2010 season, fell to 5.13 points in the 2016-2017 season.
Kim Jong-un, who wore the uniform of Woori Bank in the evaluation of ‘a player past his prime’, played an average of 33 minutes and 48 seconds per game from the first season of the transfer, scoring 12.82 points. And Kim Jong-un played a big role with 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.3 blocked shots in 3 championship games against KB, leading Woori Bank to a 6-game winning streak and being selected as the championship MVP in the first season of the transfer. It was a splendid resurrection of Kim Jong-un, who laughed at the public evaluation that his heyday was over.
In the first season of his transfer, Kim Jong-un, who enjoyed the thrill of his first win after his professional debut, failed to win the second championship due to KB’s progress and the influence of Corona 19, which Park Ji-soo endured for the next four seasons. However, Woori Bank strengthened its strength by recruiting the most versatile forward in the league in May of last year, and defeated BNK in the championship game with 3 wins and no defeats, winning the combined championship in 5 years. Kim Jong-un made a decisive contribution to Woori Bank’s victory by hitting 5 3-pointers in the 3rd game.
Most basketball fans predicted that Kim Jong-un, who obtained FA qualification after the season, would remain at Woori Bank, which has a very high probability of maintaining qualification as a championship candidate in the next season. However, Kim Jong-un chose to make a comeback with Hana One Q, the ‘love-hate team’ to which he dedicated his youth. It was not an easy choice to move from the championship team to the bottom team, but Kim Jong-un chose to burn the last flame in his home team by passing on his experience and know-how to Hana 1Q, which is composed of young players.
Woori Bank, which has a strong BEST 5 leading to Park Hye-jin, Kim Dan-bi, Park Ji-hyeon, Choi Yi-saem, and Kim Jong-un, suffered considerable power loss due to Kim Jong-un’s departure. However, from the perspective of Woori Bank, which has to think about a generational change along with maintaining power, Kim Jong-un’s transfer can be used as an opportunity. This is because Hana 1 Q, which has been in the lower ranks for the past few years and has monopolized the top rookie nominations, has many candidates for compensation players with outstanding talents that coach Seong-woo Seong-woo would be greedy for.
Since Kim Jong-un ranked 17th overall in terms of contribution in the 2022-2023 season, Hana One Q has to give one player to Woori Bank as a compensation player, excluding four protected players, including Kim Jong-un. If Kim Jong-un, who was recruited as a free agent, is unconditionally included as a protected player, Hana One Q can only include up to three additional protected players. This means that at least one or two players who played a key role in HanawonQ in the 2022-2023 season will be excluded from the list of protected players.
Hana 1Q submitted a list of protected players to Woori Bank at 5:00 pm on the 28th, but as in other sports, the list of protected players is kept private in principle. However, basketball fans can predict to some extent who will go into the protected player. First of all, it is safe to say that Shin Ji-hyun, who is the recognized ace of Hana 1Q and the highest paid player in the team, and recorded 15.32 points (5th place) and 4.6 assists (4th place) in the 2022-2023 season, is unlikely to be excluded from the list of protected players. do.
In addition, if you look at the 2022-2023 season record and the proportion within the team, captain Yang In-young is also likely to be tied as a protected player. Yang In-young not only ranked 3rd in scoring and 1st in rebounding on the team with 9.08 points and 7.7 rebounds this season, but is also the only authentic center resource who can play an active part under Hana 1Q’s goal. Looking at personal records, Jeong Ye-rim, who ranked second in scoring (11.45 points) and rebounding (6.38) within the team in the 2022-2023 season, is also a player who can be entered as a protected player.안전놀이터
However, if Hana One Q binds Kim Jong-un, Shin Ji-hyeon, Yang In-young, and Jung Ye-rim as protection players, as expected by basketball fans, Woori Bank is likely to designate this player as Kim Jong-un’s compensation player. It is Park So-hee, the rookie king of the 2022-2023 season. Although Park So-hee, who was born in 2003 and has a good height of 177 cm, has not been completely labeled as a promising player yet, if she plays with prominent seniors at Woori Bank, she can grow into a key player for Woori Bank within a few years.
In addition to In-Young Yang, Ye-Rim Jeong, and So-Hee Park, Hana 1 Q has many players that Woori Bank can covet, such as Ji-Young Kim, a fast-paced guard, and Ana Kim, who won the Sixth Woman Award in the 2022-2023 regular season. What is clear is that the compensation player nominated by Woori Bank must fill the vacancy of Kim Jong-un to some extent from the upcoming 2023-2024 season. The deadline for nominations for reward players is 5:00 p.m. on the 30th. What kind of choices will coach Sung-Woo Lee and Woori Bank make?