Kim Joon-il (Changwon LG) is looking at a higher place.
LG won 79-68 in an away game against Seoul Samsung in the 4th round of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball held at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium on the 5th.
With 8 wins and 2 losses in away matches this season, LG, which ranked first in the away win rate, continued its strong performance. Through this, he succeeded in escaping from two consecutive losses. With this defeat, Samsung fell into a 6-game losing streak.
While Lee Jae-do (19 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists) and Lee Kwan-hee (17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists) led the victory, Kim Jun-il could not be left out.
He boasted a tremendous presence with 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, FG 4/5 FT 4/4 in 8 minutes and 1 second that day. He scored the third most points on the team in just eight minutes and one second off the bench.
This season is an important season for Kim Jun-il. This is because he has free agency in front of him, and it is his first season back after suffering a major injury. He played only one game due to a ruptured Achilles tendon in the 2021-22 season. 안전놀이터
It’s been smooth so far. He is averaging 8.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 55.8% FG and 66.7% FT in 14 minutes and 51 seconds average. His playing time is the least since his debut, but his field goal efficiency and volume are not far behind other seasons.
Kim Jun-il said, “I’m in the same physical condition as at the beginning of the season and now. I went to the D-League and worked together with Justin Gutang, and in the second round against Suwon KT, I think my performance improved at once.”
He added, “I improved my performance by performing the pick-and-roll and transition movements that I have been doing so far.”
Kim Joon-il, who is playing his second season at LG, will become a free agent after this season. Lee Seung-hyun and Heo Woong, who were draft motives, transferred to Jeonju KCC after receiving a huge sum of 750 million won. Hearing the news from his classmates must have motivated Kim Jun-il.
He said, “It’s time to make a lot of money as a FA. It would be a lie if I said I wasn’t greedy. I’m rooting for Woong-i and Seung-hyun to play for a lot of money. I’m envious,” he said. I felt sorry for everyone myself,” he said.
In addition, he expressed his will to think of the team first, saying, “I am greedy for free agency this season. But now, LG seems to be more greedy for higher grades.”