The FA market for women’s professional basketball, which started earlier this month, is coming to an end.
On the 28th, the Korea Women’s Basketball Federation announced the results of the 3rd negotiation of the FA market in 2023. Hana OneQ’s Lee Jung-hyun and KB Stars’ Park Ji-eun, who failed to sign contracts with other clubs in the second round of negotiations, chose to retire after failing to sign contracts with their original clubs in the third round of negotiations. As a result, a total of four players in the FA market, including Lee Jung-hyun and Park Ji-eun, Lee Sa-bin, who played an active role in BNK Some, and Choi Hee-jin, who wore a KB uniform, ended their active lives.
This year, the FA market is in an atmosphere of being organized, but the compensation process still remains. Hana 1Q, which recruited Kim Jong-un through the free agent market, and KB, which recruited Kim Ye-jin, must give compensation players to Woori Bank Wooriwon and Hana 1Q, respectively, the two players’ original affiliated clubs. In particular, Woori Bank can designate one player from 1Q as a reward player, excluding four protected players, including Kim Jong-un, who is ranked 17th in terms of contribution in the 2022-2023 season. This means that you can bring one of Hana 1 Q’s main players.
When Kim Jong-un, who obtained FA qualification after the 2016-2017 season, transferred to Woori Bank, Kim Jong-un’s value was not very high. Kim Jong-un, who maintained the pride of Shinsegae Cool Cat (currently Hana 1Q), who stayed in the bottom ranks for 10 years while becoming the top scorer for two consecutive seasons in his 20s, struggled with a knee injury from the 2015-2016 season. In fact, Kim Jong-un’s average score, which was 20.03 points in the 2009-2010 season, fell to 5.13 points in the 2016-2017 season.
Kim Jong-un, who wore the uniform of Woori Bank in the evaluation of ‘a player past his prime’, played an average of 33 minutes and 48 seconds per game from the first season of the transfer, scoring 12.82 points. And Kim Jong-un played a big role with 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.3 blocked shots in 3 championship games against KB, leading Woori Bank to a 6-game winning streak and being selected as the championship MVP in the first season of the transfer. It was a splendid resurrection of Kim Jong-un, who laughed at the public evaluation that his heyday was over.
Kim Jong-un, who enjoyed the thrill of winning his first championship after his professional debut in the first season of the transfer, was unable to win the second championship due to KB’s progress and the influence of Corona 19, which Park Ji-soo had endured for the next four seasons. However, Woori Bank strengthened its strength by recruiting the most versatile forward in the league in May of last year, and defeated BNK in the championship game with 3 wins and no defeats, winning the combined championship in 5 years. Kim Jong-un made a decisive contribution to Woori Bank’s victory by hitting 5 3-pointers in the 3rd match. 먹튀검증
Most basketball fans predicted that Kim Jong-un, who obtained FA qualification after the season, would remain at Woori Bank, which has a very high probability of maintaining qualification as a championship candidate in the next season. However, Kim Jong-un chose to make a comeback with Hana One Q, the ‘love-hate team’ to which he dedicated his youth. It was not an easy choice to move from the championship team to the bottom team, but Kim Jong-un chose to burn the last flame in his home team by passing on his experience and know-how to Hana 1Q, which is composed of young players.
Woori Bank, which has a strong BEST 5 leading to Park Hye-jin, Kim Dan-bi, Park Ji-hyeon, Choi Yi-saem, and Kim Jong-un, suffered considerable power loss due to Kim Jong-un’s departure. However, from the perspective of Woori Bank, which has to think about a generational change along with maintaining power, Kim Jong-un’s transfer can be used as an opportunity. This is because Hana 1 Q, which has been in the lower ranks for the past few years and has monopolized the top rookie nominations, has many candidates for compensation players with outstanding talents that coach Seong-woo Seong-woo would be greedy for.