The team that received the most attention in the playoffs this season is by far Goyang Carrot. Even in a situation where there seemed to be a lot of shaking in the external environment, the players united as one under the direction of coach Kim Seung-gi and made a result of the quarterfinals. Although it was defeated by Anyang KGC, the winner of the regular season, considering the huge power difference between the two teams, it deserves applause just for winning a surprise victory in the second game.
If Carrot was the hot topic team, SK could be considered as the team of the blast. SK is in a state where the power has dropped compared to last season. Of the three musketeers, Kim Seon-hyung (34‧187cm), Ahn Young-jun (27‧194.1cm), and Choi Jun-yong (28‧200.2cm), who jointly won the championship, only Kim Seon-hyung is in normal operation. Considering that it is a sport where the influence of one starter is large, the absence of two players is inevitably a fatal blow to the extent that the game needs to be remade.
In fact, director Jeon Hee-chul had to change many of the weapons that the existing Knights had, and it is evaluated that they are successfully changing now. Even at the beginning of the season, there were a lot of difficulties while tossing and turning in the lower ranks. As Choi Jun-yong, who had not been able to make a normal sortie due to an injury, came in and out, coach Jeon Hee-cheol was worried about whether to use him or not.
However, Choi Jun-yong’s injury was prolonged and the former coach also made a decision. He chose change to lay down certain constants rather than uncertain variables. Even if Choi Jun-yong returned with difficulty, it was difficult to play in good condition considering his physical condition. First of all, a green light was attached to Kim Seon-hyung’s wings so that he could move freely around the court.
At the age of mid-thirties, I wondered if it would be possible to run around like I did in my prime, but I lived up to expectations by showing off the amount of activity comparable to my heyday. On the contrary, I heard that he became more powerful by adding skill to his existing strengths, and actually proved it by winning the regular season MVP award.
The MVP combination of Kim Seon-hyung and the best foreign player, Jamil Warney (29‧199cm), was completed with the league’s strongest one-two punch, and with them, Choi Won-hyeok (30‧183cm), Choi Seong-won (27‧184cm), Oh Jae-hyun (23‧187cm), etc. The high-level guard corps supported him in the air defense. The compatibility with seasoned tall shooter Heo Il-young (37‧195cm) was also good.
In fact, SK blamed the unstoppable rise from the time the changed style properly melted into the team. They ran a winning streak in 9 games in the 6th round of the regular league, and are running on a 15-game winning streak by breaking through the 6th and 4th round of the playoffs with 3 consecutive wins, respectively. There is an indispensable player here, none other than ‘Buffalo’ Choi Boo-kyung (33‧200cm).
So far, he has endured well, but if he faces the overwhelming KGC in the first round, Choi Jun-yong’s gap may be felt. Choi Jun-yong, who is a tall forward with good athletic ability, but boasts a vision and passing sense that exceeds that of a moderate guard, played an active part as a practical first option for the natives during the combined championship last season. It was even said that ‘Choi Jun-yong is inheriting the era of Kim Seon-hyung’. 메이저놀이터
There is no Choi Jun-yong like that in the championship match. It is questionable whether Kim Seon-hyung and Warney’s one-two punch can withstand a well-balanced KGC. If Choi Jun-yong had been holding on, Oh Se-geun (35‧199.8cm) and Mun Seong-gon (29‧195.6cm) would most likely have had various difficulties. It will not be easy for Heo Il-yeong to break through Moon Seong-gon’s defense and continue to play consistently unless he has a particularly good shooting feel. Because of this, Moon Seong-gon is likely to go into the defense while blocking Heo Il-yeong, checking other players from time to time.