WKBL’s FA market has begun.
In the past few years, free agent acquisitions have had a huge impact on the team’s performance. In the 2021-2022 season, Cheongju KB, which recruited Kang Iseul (180cm, F), won the championship, and in the 2022-2023 season, Asan Woori Bank, which recruited Kim Dan-bi (180cm, F), won the championship. Busan BNK also fully enjoyed the effect of recruiting Kim Han-byeol. As such, FA recruiting is receiving more attention.
At the end of the first free agency negotiations, Incheon Shinhan Bank’s Lee Gyeong-eun (173cm, G) decided to renew the contract, and Lee Sa-bin (173cm, G) decided to retire. There are still 14 players on the market in free agency. Among them, Kang Iseul (180cm, F) is selected as the biggest player among the remaining players along with Kim Hanbyeol (178cm, F) and Kim Jong-un (180cm, F).
KB Iseul Kang Regular Season Performance
- Appearances: 29 matches
- Average playing time: 34 minutes
- Average points: 15.2 points 4. Average rebounds: 6.5
Average assists: 2.6 6.
3-point shot success rate: 29%
As mentioned earlier, Kang Iseul transferred to KB ahead of the 2021-2022 season. The reason was simple. It was for winning. And in the first season after the transfer, he built a ‘one-two punch’ with Park Ji-soo (196cm, C) of the national team and won both the regular season and the championship match.
However, the team situation this season was somewhat different. Park Ji-soo could not join the team normally. Other players also suffered from injuries. The other team’s check on Kang Iseul became stronger. Kang Dew Seul also fell into Yatoo hunting. Kang I-seul, who is called the best 3-point shooter in WKBL history, had a 3-point success rate of only 29%.
Nevertheless, Kang Yi-seul did his best. Although he did not have a three-point shot, he focused on breaking through and mid-range offense after being screened. He also scored through post-up attacks and scored in a variety of ways, including scoring from cuts. His scoring average was the lowest in the past four years. The Yatoo success rate was only 42%. However, Iseul Kang scored a goal despite the opponent’s check. This is why Kang Isul’s score is more valuable.
He didn’t spare himself on defense either. He helped the team defend with his active movement. Iseul Kang averaged 6.5 rebounds, the second highest in his career. When he’s not loose on offense, he’s a player who can help the team through defense and rebounding.
However, Kang Iseul’s dedication did not lead to the team’s victory. KB finished the season in 5th place with a record of 10 wins and 20 losses. It was a result that did not match the ‘defending champion’.
What team will Iseul Kang sign with for the next season? Iseul Kang is a player who can change the team’s attacking methods by going inside and outside, regardless of which team he goes to, and is a player who can be helpful in defense through active movements. 토토사이트