“They know all too well what to play before they catch the ball.”
Changwon LG acquired Lee Kwan-hee and Kim Joon-il from Seoul Samsung through time difference trades, and also brought Lim Dong-seop this season.
At one time, Lee Kwan-hee was reluctant to transfer to another team and tried to remain as a Samsung player. Lim Dong-seop and Kim Joon-il are players who have received attention as the future of Samsung. The three players, who had strong Samsung colors, eat rice in one pot at LG.
On the 28th, ahead of the confrontation between LG and Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation at the Changwon Gymnasium, the three players came to the fore.
LG manager Jo Sang-hyun said, “Lee Kwan-hee has matured more than at that time (when he was at Samsung). At that time he played with youthful spirit. Kim Jun-il has more passion. I don’t want Lim Dong-seop to make 4-5 3-point shots or show the same performance as before. He wants a shot when he chases and a shot when he runs away. He tries to put as little pressure on him as possible,” he said. When I went to SK from Gold Bank, I felt a lot of pressure. I was worried that the team would fail because of me. You just have to do your part without worrying about that. There is an existing Lee Jae-do rather than those three combinations, and Marey is the center, so you can try to add something derived from there.”
On this day, with 1 minute and 44 seconds left in the first quarter, the three players went on the court together. Of course, it wasn’t long since Lim Dong-seop stepped back to the bench 50 seconds after the start of the second quarter. After that, Lim Dong-seop and Lee Kwan-hee were replaced, so there was no time for the three of them to be together.
After winning the match, Lee Kwan-hee said, “They know very well what to play before they catch the ball. A game like today (28th) was a bit frustrating,” he said. “Jun-il and I were so good at playing two-man games or backdoors, so we came out well today. If Dong-seop plays for a long time and the image of a national team shooter comes out, he will be sad at Samsung.” 메이저놀이터
As Lee Kwan-hee said in the match, there were several assists among the three players. Lim Dong-seop pulled Kim Jun-il’s jumper and Lee Kwan-hee’s 3-point shot within 2 minutes and 34 seconds while the three were playing together.
Lee Kwan-hee, who scored by receiving Kim Jun-il’s pass twice, made a mistake while passing to Kim Jun-il, who was making a cut in the middle of the second quarter. Right after that, he seemed to regret the play.
When asked what the situation was, Lee Kwan-hee said, “At that time, I thought I would have (shot) unconditionally the moment I entered the pass, but (Kim Joon-il) stopped running. (Immediately after that) he was replaced and left,” he said. “Did I give the wrong pass to the other players, why did I just leave? I don’t think I can give that pass any better, you have to watch the video again.”
When the question came up saying that Kim Joon-il made good use of the cut-in opportunity, Lee Kwan-hee said, “That was because I moved so well that if I threw it on the floor, it would be picked up. I caught it because I was faster than Junil gave it well.”
Kwan-hee Lee, Dong-seop Lim, and Joon-il Kim continue their long-term collaboration at LG while bickering.