Reversal of withdrawal on one side, ‘hard carry’ on the other… Power difference revealed by extrinsic variables
The joys and sorrows of professional basketball clubs are divided according to the every move of their foreign players. There is an example of leaving the front row saying that he could not digest the rest of the season and returning after a day, and saving the team by grabbing colleagues by the collar and leading to victory.
Over the weekend, Korea Gas Corporation in Daegu went back and forth between cold and hot baths. On the 28th, they had a victory in a face-to-face match with Seoul SK, but were defeated after a close match that went to the 3rd overtime. In the match against the leading team, Anyang KGC, which was greeted in a calm atmosphere the next day, they came close to winning a dramatic come-from-behind victory. However, this time too, the game went into overtime due to a foul decision right before the end of the game, and failed to narrow the ride with 8th place Suwon KT and stayed in 9th place.
The ‘withdrawal reversal’ happening surrounding Max Holloway, a real 1-option foreigner, was a climax. The starting point was an interview with coach Yoo Do-hoon right before the game on the 29th. It’s been said that Holloway won’t be able to play the rest of the season. The reason was not an injury, but some kind of ‘personal circumstances’. He even mentioned that he would have to look for a foreign player to replace. In fact, Holloway was not listed on the day’s entry. 메이저놀이터
However, just one day later, on the 30th, this situation was completely reversed. It is said that Holloway, who was worried about his family’s deteriorating health, eventually decided to remain with the team after persuasion from the club and team meetings. As a result, Holloway returned to the front lines through a confrontation with KT on the 31st, but it left a bitter taste.
Anyang KGC, the leading team, also sweated all weekend due to the hunting of Omari Spellman, a foreign player with 1 option. Spellman recorded 12 points and 6 rebounds in the game against Changwon LG on the 28th, followed by 2 points and 7 rebounds in the game against Korea Gas Corporation on the 29th. As a result, they recorded 1 win and 1 loss, but they almost gave the victory to the 9th place team and gave the top chasers a chance.
Goyang Carrot, on the other hand, broke the losing streak early thanks to foreigners and bought time to reorganize the team. Didrick Lawson showed ‘Crazy Mode’, recording 29 points and 19 rebounds in the match against Seoul Samsung the previous day. The main gun Jeon Seong-hyun and Lee Jung-hyun fell into a three-point shot hunting, and the empty space was noticeable overall, but Lawson alone was responsible for 43% of the team’s points and half of the team’s rebounds, leading to a new victory by three points.