DB has fallen into a five-game losing streak after signing Malcolm Thomas (206cm, F).
Wonju DB lost 73-92 in a match against Seoul SK in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Round 5 held at Wonju Sports Complex on the 18th.메이저사이트 DB’s season record in 8th place was 16 wins and 25 losses. The ride with 6th place Jeonju KCC took 1.5 games.
DB replaced Dewan Hernandez (206cm, C), who was suffering from a sole injury, with Thomas. It was the number of wins for DB, which had been running 4 consecutive wins before Thomas was recruited.
Thomas debuted in KBL in the 2011-2012 season as a member of Ulsan Hyundai Mobis. At that time, he digested an average of 37 minutes and 53 seconds in 17 business trips (at the time, KBL had 1 foreign player and 1 player participated), and recorded 20.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.8 block shots.
Although he does not have explosive scoring power, it is expected that he will be able to play a stable role under the goal. It was evaluated that he could read the flow of the game and help develop the attack.
Thomas averaged 11.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in the Russian league in the 2022-2023 season. DB also judged that it could play its role with rich experience, even if it was not an active performance during the Mobis days when it had just graduated from college.
But when I opened the lid, Thomas was not in good shape. After his arrival, he also suffered a knee injury. I haven’t been able to train much because of the injury.
Thomas isn’t performing well enough on offense and defense. His strong point, the amount of activity, is also lacking. He is averaging just 4.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 5 games.
Above all, his field goal attempts per game are just 3.6. Acting DB coach Joo-Sung Kim put Thomas in at the start of the 4th quarter, but he was called in after 1 minute and 20 seconds. He was to the extent that only domestic players played for 8 minutes and 40 seconds in the 4th quarter.
Acting coach Kim Joo-seong said, “(Malcolm) Thomas showed no will at all. He is worse than a domestic player. This is the opposite of what he said he would work hard before the game. It is also different from practice. We are also considering replacing foreign players.” He then expressed his frustration, saying, “There is only one opportunity left for replacement. I have no choice but to be cautious. Also, there are not many players who can be replaced.”
DB created a sensation by winning 4 consecutive victories after Kim Joo-seong took over as acting coach. However, with the recruitment of Thomas, the gust of wind subsided into a breeze.
There is only one chance to replace a foreign player left in the DB. Can DB burn the last flame with the return of Doo Kyung-min (184cm, G) and Kang Sang-jae (200cm, F)?