10th place Samsung and 1st place KGC will have their last showdown of the season.
Seoul Samsung and Anyang KGC will meet in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular season game held at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium on the 10th.
Samsung newly appointed coach Eun Hee-seok this off-season and started to improve its constitution by recruiting Lee Jung-hyeon (191cm, G). Even in the first round alone, they had a good start with a record of 6 wins and 3 losses, but injuries held back Samsung. Samsung, which has continued its losing streak, is unable to get out of the bottom.
However, the 5th round performance was somewhat different. It was only 2 wins, but the performance was definitely different. In particular, Lee Ho-hyeon (184cm, G) played a big role, and Lee Won-seok (206cm, C) returned. Samsung needs to reap the beauty of the end through the 6th round.
Manager Eun, whom we met before the game메이저놀이터, said, “The contents of the game are good, but I can’t get past the hurdle. If I lose helplessly, I’ll go crazy too. But that’s not it. You can’t borrow a single player… (laughs) I think that’s the difference in composition. I felt that the first button was important this time,” he started the interview.
Dallal Willis (201cm, F) will miss the match today. However, on the other hand, the opponent’s ace, Omari Spellman (206cm, F), is also absent. So coach Eun said, “Willis is absent from our team. He says he has to even operate. For now, I am resting. I felt that the difference between two foreign players and one was really big. I don’t know if it’s fortunate or concern, but Spellman is also out due to injury, so I think it’s an opportunity for us to end our losing streak.”
However, “One of the reasons KGC is strong is Monroe. If you look at a good team, foreign players with the second option are healthy. Does not fall behind opponent 1 option foreign players. It’s burdensome,” he said, keeping Daryl Monroe (197cm, F) in check.
And “Anyway, he is weaker than Spellman in terms of scoring. It seems that taking a lot of attacks quickly will go in our favor,” he said, emphasizing quick attacks.
Meanwhile, KGC faces a big change this off-season. The previous coach, Kim Seung-gi, left, along with Jeon Seong-hyeon (188cm, F), the main gun. However, director Kim Sang-shik’s KGC was not shaken.
He kept his lead from the first round and never lost his first place until the start of the sixth round. Also, in the last EASL (East Asia Super League) competition, it rose to the first champion position.
The key is fitness. I played a game in Japan and the distance traveled was relatively long. In response, coach Kim said, “(Other KBL teams) played games, flew, and had a tight schedule during the break. It would be difficult even if there was a tum after coming and going. However, preparations are the same as usual. (Laughs) I will always focus on what I am good at. The rotation will go the same way. However, the playing time will change depending on the situation.”
However, “Spellman came back from Japan and couldn’t come because his knees were bad and his condition was bad. It is not a long-term injury. But he can’t say when he’ll be back. He is doing strengthening exercises,” said the news of Spellman’s absence.
Spellman is absent, but it is KGC with Monroe, who has been very active in Japan. That’s why coach Kim said, “It’s fortunate that Monroe kept running and came back. (Laughter) He is a very good and clever player,” he said, revealing his trust in Monroe.