It is no exaggeration to say that last year’s FA market was led by the Big 6 (Kim Seon-hyung, Doo Kyung-min, Lee Seung-hyun, Lee Jung-hyun, Jeon Seong-hyun, Heo Woong). This year is expected to be as hot as last year. A large number of big fish have finished preparing to enter the FA market.
The 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league, which lasted for five months, came to an end. Anyang KGC achieved the 3rd wire-to-wire in history, and Changwon LG won the runner-up after a fierce competition for second place and went directly to the semifinals.
There are still playoffs left, but players who can aim for the ‘FA jackpot’ have been revealed to some extent through the regular league. This FA market is flooded with big fish that can be described as ‘half water, half meat’. In particular, among the forwards, there are many resources that can affect the league game, so it is necessary to boldly invest in teams that are aiming to reinforce their power.
Choi Jun-yong (SK), Yang Hong-seok (KT), and Moon Seong-gon (KGC) are especially highly regarded among the forwards. Choi Jun-yong only played 26 games due to an injury, but SK recorded a 19-7 win rate of .731 while with Choi Jun-yong. Compared to last season, when he was selected as the regular league MVP, his field goal rate has decreased, but he is still classified as the greatest fish, showing his versatility across offense and defense.
Yang Hong-seok took on the role of Ace, who was enlisted by Heo Hoon. He went through a mid-season slump and averaged 12.6 points, the same as last season, but it’s drool-worthy for any team that wants a heavy forward. ‘Defense Specialist’ Moon Seong-gon also contributed to KGC’s regular league championship by showing off his defense enough to aim for the Excellent Defense Award for four consecutive seasons.
Jeong Hyo-geun and Lee Dae-heon (Korea Gas Corporation) also receive compensation, but it is worth tapping the calculator for a team with weak forward power. In Daegu Korea Gas Corporation, even guard Lee Dae-seong obtained FA qualification. Compensation rules apply to all three. Realistically, it is not easy to catch all three, so Daegu Korea Gas Corporation has to set up a strategy in more detail than any other team and use ‘selection and concentration’ as the concept.
Players who are not included in the top 30 in total compensation are free to transfer. Kim Joon-il (LG), who obtained the first free agent qualification, showed high productivity by recording 8.2 points and 3.3 rebounds, although the playing time was only 15 minutes and 35 seconds on average. Kim Joon-il last season only played 1 game due to an Achilles tendon injury, and his total salary was significantly cut, and he was pushed out of the 30th place in total compensation. It can be said that he has raised his incisive referee and value all season.
Choi Seong-won (SK) is also a resource worth noting. Choi Seong-won, who returned to Seoul SK after being discharged from the military, recorded 6.9 points and 1.7 3-pointers in an average of 26 minutes and 30 seconds. He combines diligent defense and sophisticated 3-point shooting ability, but the total amount of compensation is only 91 million won. It is by far the ‘blue chip of the FA market’. In addition, Lee Dong-yeop, Lee Ho-hyeon (Samsung), and Bae Byung-jun (KGC) also appealed themselves as role players.
There are also eye-catching names among those aged 35 and over, who are not subject to compensation regulations. They are Oh Se-geun (KGC) and Ham Ji-hoon (Hyundai Mobis), who are active as the league’s top big men. Although they have a strong franchise star color, they are classified as players who can raise their voices in negotiations by showing their still competitive edge. The results of their FA negotiations in the future will also catch the attention of fans.메이저놀이터
The variable of FA acquisition is the match played. According to the rules, a player who has played more than 27 games is recognized as having played one season, but if the player has played less than 27 games, the team’s discretion determines whether or not the contract expires.
Choi Jun-yong, who is considered the greatest fish, unfortunately only played 26 games. There were many cases where core power, which usually only played less than 27 games, was recognized as not digesting one season. Choi Jun-yong’s colleague Kim Seon-hyung (SK) and Oh Se-geun also had a season in which they played less than 27 games due to injury, which delayed the acquisition of free agents.
However, unlike them, Choi Jun-yong played only 26 games in the season before acquiring free agency. Nevertheless, it is said that there is a high possibility that SK will recognize Choi Jun-yong as having fulfilled his contract period this season. Ki Seung-ho also only played 6 games in the 2014-2015 season, but obtained FA qualification and renewed the contract with Changwon LG. This is why it is expected to be a free agency market as interesting as last year led by the Big 6. List of