The game of professional basketball is fluctuating. As big free agent (FA) players changed into new uniforms, the competition to win the championship next season became more intense.
Jeonju KCC announced on the 21st that it had recruited FA forward Choi Jun-yong (29, photo) for a contract period of 5 years and a total of 600 million won in first year compensation (420 million won in annual salary and 180 million won in incentives).
Choi Jun-yong, who debuted in Seoul SK in 2016, was called the best forward in KBL. Boasting quick feet and ball handling even though he is tall (200 cm), he is a multi-player who can play in various positions. In the 2021-2022 season, he was selected as the KBL regular league best player (MVP) and announced the start of his heyday. Choi Jun-yong spent a long time off the court due to a heel injury last season, but this is the background of being classified as a great free agent.
As Choi Jun-yong leaves SK, where he has been active since his debut, and joins KCC, the competition for his championship is expected to intensify.
KCC said, “The recruitment of Choi Jun-yong, who can play multiplayer in all positions, is expected to increase the height, scoring ability, and stability of the offensive and defensive balance.”
After finishing the regular league in 6th place in the 2022-2023 season, KCC was eliminated with three consecutive losses to SK in the playoffs in the round of 6, but the power itself, such as Heo Woong, Lee Seung-hyun, and Laguna, was not inferior. In addition, KCC has emerged as a strong candidate for the championship next season as Song Gyo-chang, the regular league MVP for the 2020-2021 season, is expected to join after being discharged from the management in November.
Choi Jun-yong will hold a press conference at the KBL Center in Seoul on the 22nd to reveal his feelings about joining KCC.안전놀이터
On the other hand, with Choi Jun-yong going to KCC, the movement of free agents has been revealed to some extent. Previously, Oh Se-geun, who led Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation’s integrated victory, joined SK, and Moon Seong-gon moved to Suwon KT. KT forward Yang Hong-seok also changed to the Changwon LG uniform. Dae-seong Lee, the guard of Korea Gas Corporation in Daegu, has not signed a contract yet and has announced that he will advance overseas.