Changed uniform… Lee Jong-hyun, can you spread your wings this time?

‘This time, for sure!’

Center Lee Jong-hyeon (29) builds a new nest at KCC. I transferred through a trade on the 1st. Instead of having Lee Jong-hyun, KCC sent Kim Jin-yong and Park Jae-hyun. This is the second trade. After changing the uniform from Hyundai Mobis to Orion (predecessor of Carrot) in 2020, I decided to make another change. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to prove his worth this time.

Lee Jong-hyun is a resource that has been highly anticipated since his amateur days. His cool play based on his height of 203 cm and wingspan of 223 cm is impressive. He went through Gyeongbok High School and Korea University, and was named to the A national team before joining the pros. He was called ‘the biggest fish’ at the time of the 2016 rookie draft and joined Hyundai Mobis with the first overall pick. He won a gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and even fulfilled his military service obligations. It was evaluated as a resource to be responsible for the team as well as the Korean basketball world. 메이저놀이터

Contrary to expectations, his growth rate was slower. His frequent injuries held him back. He started his Achilles tendon and injured his knee, shoulder, and more. As he went on the operating table more and more, his trauma grew. He left no discernible impact. To make matters worse, he was even criticized for his training attitude and earned the stigma of being a ‘lazy genius’. This season, he met with coach Kim Seung-gi and seemed to try to turn things around, but he did not live up to expectations. As of the 2nd, he plays for an average of 13 minutes and 25 seconds per game in 24 games, posting 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds.

Again, it’s a start. It seems that KCC will get more opportunities. Currently, KCC’s main member Lee Seung-hyun is undergoing rehabilitation. He suffered an elbow injury and was diagnosed for 4 weeks, leaving him out of power. The atmosphere in the team is not good, as they have lost five matches in a row recently. A rebound is urgently needed. KCC hopes that Lee Jong-hyun will fill the height he lacks. The part that I got to eat rice with Lee Seung-hyun is also positive. He led Korea University’s heyday together in the past, and he also worked with Orion. I think it will help you adapt.

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