Wonju DB prepared an opportunity for a rebound by winning all two consecutive matches during the Lunar New Year holidays.
DB won 80-76 against Suwon KT in the regular league of ‘2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball’ held at Wonju Sports Complex on the 23rd. Previously, on the 21st, he ran for two consecutive wins following the victory (85 to 82) against Seoul Samsung held at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium. This is the first consecutive win in 83 days since DB recorded 5 consecutive wins against Changwon LG on November 1 last year.
All-Star forward Kang Sang-jae (200 cm) showed off his performance in the two consecutive matches. Kang Sang-jae scored 22 points against Seoul Samsung and achieved a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Suwon KT, leading to two consecutive victories. Although he struggled with injuries this season, he seems to have completely recovered from his injuries, averaging 14.7 points in seven games held in January.
In particular, Kang Sang-jae’s assists increased significantly under the acting Kim Joo-sung system. He averaged 4.4 assists in 5 games for Kim Joo-sung, an average increase of 3 assists compared to his previous 17 games (1.4 assists). While ‘Ace Guard’ Doo Kyung-Min is out for a long time due to injury, he is leading the team’s attack by sharing the burden of carrying the ball with Lee Seon Albano. 안전놀이터
Kang Sang-jae said, “Currently, except for Albano, most of the players are young, so there is a lack of game management. He explained that the acting manager also ordered him to play the role of a middle leg while owning a lot of the ball.”
While Kang Sang-jae is making a big success, if center Kim Jong-kyu (207 cm), who returned from injury, is revived, rebuilding ‘DB Sanseong’ is not a dream either. Kim Jong-gyu, who has suffered several injuries this season and is struggling, scored only 7 points in the match against KT, which was his return from injury, but scored double-digit points in all 10 games he played before, signaling a revival.
Acting Kim Joo-seong, who was the best big man during his active career, is also looking forward to their performance. Acting Kim said, “The two players are responsible for the back line. he is doing so well He also has good court vision. While he focuses on that part, he wants him to carry the ball, act as a linker, and play a multiplayer role in defense. I believe he can be that kind of player.”
Although it is still in 8th place with 14 wins and 20 losses, DB created an opportunity to rise in the rankings by recording 3 wins and 2 losses under the Kim Joo-sung system. I just had a golden opportunity to rise up the rankings. DB, which has 20 regular league games left, is chasing 6th place Jeonju KCC, which is the last line to advance to the playoffs, by 2.5 games as of 3:00 pm on the 24th. It is a situation where you can aim to enter the mid-table through a streak as you meet low-mid-level teams one after another at home.