Samsung saw the trade effect.
Seoul Samsung made a trade with Seoul SK on the 1st for center Kim Seung-won in exchange for Jeon Jeon. Veteran center Kim Seung-won, wearing a Samsung uniform, immediately participated in the 2022-2023 안전놀이터 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league home game against Suwon KT at Jamsil Gymnasium on the 2nd.
Entering the court with 1 minute and 42 seconds left at the end of the first quarter, he did not show impressive performance until the third quarter. Until the 3rd quarter, 1 offensive rebound and 1 assist were all.
His true value was revealed in the 4th quarter. Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok entrusted Kim Seung-won with the defense of Ha Yoon-ki, the center of KT, whose stock price has been rising recently. Ha Yun-ki scored 5 points only with free throws in the 4th quarter, but there were no field goals at all. The most important was the offensive rebound.
Kim Seung-won grabbed two offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter alone. 4 minutes and 29 seconds before the end of the game, when the team trailed 64-67, he grabbed an offensive rebound and scored a free throw (1 point) after being fouled while attempting a shot under the goal. Only one out of two was successful, but through his rebound, Samsung was able to take away one attack from KT. Blocking the opponent’s attacker even once in a close fight is a very important factor.
Kim Seung-won, who played his first game at Samsung, recorded 1 point, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Director Eun Hee-seok said, “(Kim) Seung-won played a really important role. He played well on defense and grabbed an offensive rebound like a thousand gold in the 4th quarter. The part I usually emphasize the most to players is the offensive rebound, and he played that role.” He then expressed his moderation, saying, “As our team’s native center resources were exhausted due to injuries, there was a limit to height, but Kim Seung-won will be a great help.”