The professional basketball free agent (FA) market was opened.
KBL, which hosts men’s professional basketball, announced on the 8th that 47 people who obtained FA qualification in 2023.
The most eye-catching is Oh Se-geun, a veteran big man who led Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation to win the championship in the 2022-2023 season and became the MVP.
Oh Se-geun led the championship with 19.1 points, 10 rebounds and 2.4 assists, playing an average of 35 minutes and 56 seconds in seven championship games. It was a series that once again proved that he was a big man representing the league 안전놀이터.
With the third championship MVP award in his personal career, he tied with Yang Dong-geun, Ulsan Hyundai Mobis coach, for the most awards.
Oh Se-geun, who joined Ginseng Corporation as the first overall pick in the 2011 rookie draft, won four champion trophies with Ginseng Corporation, including his first championship. He is over 35 years old and has no compensation, so he is expected to enjoy considerable popularity in the free agent market.
Defensive specialist Moon Seong-gon, who won the championship together, is also an attractive resource for teams looking to reinforce their forwards. He has a high proportion of the team in defense and rebounding.
Choi Jun-yong of Seoul SK is also interested, although he could not play in the championship match due to injury.
Boasting a height of 200 cm, Choi Jun-yong is a versatile resource capable of handling everything from ball handling to big man defense. He won the regular league MVP for the 2021-2022 season. There are many expectations that the series would have been different had Choi Jun-yong played in the championship match without injury.
Yang Hong-seok of Suwon KT is also a popular forward resource along with Choi Jun-yong and Moon Seong-gon.
Lee Dae-seong, Lee Dae-heon, and Jung Hyo-geun, the three key players of Korea Gas Corporation in Daegu, and Kim Jun-il, the center of Changwon LG, are also candidates for free agency.
In addition, Bae Byeong-jun (Ginseng Corporation) and Choi Seong-won (SK), who showed off their outstanding skills in the championship match, also draw attention.
In Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, veterans Ham Ji-hoon and Choi Jin-soo are candidates for free agency.
Free agent players can negotiate with 10 clubs from this day to the 22nd. Players who have not signed contracts after autonomous negotiations can receive letters of intent from clubs.
If there is only one club that has submitted a letter of intent, the player must sign a contract with that club, and in the case of multiple, the player is given a choice. Players who do not receive a letter of intent will renegotiate with their original team.
Meanwhile, KBL will hold an FA briefing session at KBL Center in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu at 2:00 pm on the 9th.