Choi Jun-yong (SK)’s vacancy is highly likely to continue until the early part of the semifinal playoffs. Director Jeon Hee-cheol explains that the recovery is still slow.
From the 14th, Seoul SK will play the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Quarterfinals playoff against Changwon LG. SK tied with LG in the regular league (36 wins, 18 losses, .667 win rate), and faced 3 wins and 3 losses, but was pushed back in goal difference and fell to 3rd place.
SK minimized the burden of physical strength by decorating the semifinal against Jeonju KCC with a sweep. Against this, LG filled the void of Asem Marey’s injury with Reggie Perry. Perry has completed verification of his offense in the G-League, but the most important team adaptation remains. In other words, SK reached the quarterfinals in a situation where it was worth fighting. 먹튀검증
However, it seems that Choi Jun-yong’s hiatus will be longer. Choi Jun-yong suffered a heel bruise during a home game against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation on February 11, at the end of the regular season. It was expected that he would return in March at the latest, but Choi Jun-yong’s recovery was slower than expected, and he missed the semifinals. He chose not to overdo it because the pain remained.
Choi Jun-yong will be away until the 1st and 2nd rounds of the semifinals to be held in Changwon. SK coach Jeon Hee-chul said of Choi Jun-yong, “I will not accompany him until the Changwon expedition. I think it would be better for him to stay and improve his condition rather than running too hard.”
SK moves to Changwon on the 13th, the day before the first game. In the meantime, if Choi Jun-yong’s physical condition improves rapidly, he may return in the first or second game, but SK sees the possibility as low. The best case scenario right now is to come back in the third leg at home.
For SK, which is aiming to advance to the championship match for the second consecutive season, it has to win at least one win out of the two matches held in Changwon to have a chance of winning. Up until the 6th round, Kim Seon-hyeong and Jameel Warney filled the void left by Choi Jun-yong, but the fact that Choi Bu-kyung is the only resource under the goal is definitely an element of anxiety. When will Choi Jun-yong’s comeback happen? It is a variable that can differentiate the contrast between SK and LG.