Why LG re-signed Park Joon-hyung after two seasons of ‘0’ appearances

“We told him it was his last chance and it definitely motivated him.”

The KBL announced the results of the 2024 free agency period. Of the 46 free agents, 28 have re-signed, four have retired, and the 14 who did not sign will await Letters of Intent from other clubs.

Changwon LG sent Jung Hee-jae and Lim Dong-seop to Goyang Sono, but retained Lee Jae-do and Park Jun-hyung.

Lee Jae-do is the centerpiece of the team, so it’s no surprise.

However, Park Jun-hyung 토토사이트 추천 is a surprise.

Park was selected with the first pick of the third round in the 2022 KBL Rookie Draft and wore an LG jersey.

During the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons, Park didn’t even make the roster, let alone play in the regular season.

In those two seasons, Park averaged 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 18 minutes and 26 seconds per game in 16 games in the D-League.

While his stats don’t stand out, his work ethic was praised. It was said that if he was 5 centimeters taller, he would have been given a chance.

However, LG could have waived him if he wasn’t even on the roster, so why did they re-sign him?

An LG representative said, “They are diligent in training and energize the team without clouding the atmosphere. Kim Kwang-jin and Kim Jong-ho will return from the military in November and December. Because of this, we need an adequate number of players to prepare for the season before they return. The club and coaching staff believe that it is better to have a player who has adapted to our team than to look for someone from the outside,” said Park, explaining the reason for re-signing Park Jun-hyung, saying, “Although there are some areas where his skills are lacking, we told him that it was his last chance and gave him a solid motivation.”

This is the first time LG has signed a former third-round pick to a free agent contract since Park Bum-jae in 2007, and the last time they signed a player from outside the organization (former Orions) was Kim Yong-woo in 2010.