We have no other options. The policy is to catch it unconditionally.” Although it has only been a week since the championship match ended, it is no exaggeration to say that the season of KB Stars has already begun. You have to negotiate with the largest number of FA candidates.
WKBL (Korea Women’s Basketball League) announced 16 free agents on the 29th. Cheongju KB Stars is the team with the most players acquired from internal free agents among the six teams. A whopping five people, including Iseul Kang, Sodam Kim, Jieun Park, Seongyoung Shim, and Heejin Choi, obtained FA qualifications.
Among them, Kang Dew is the most important. Along with Kim Han-byeol (BNK Some), Kang I-seul is the best shooter in WKBL. Her last season saw her averaging 15.2 points, 1.9 3-pointers, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 34 minutes and 18 seconds in 29 games.
Her 3-point shooting percentage was only 29.9%. It was the first time since the 2013-2014 season (25%), her second-year season, that Iseul Kang had a 3-point success rate of less than 30%. Although she failed to maintain her shooting condition steadily, it should be taken into account that Park Ji-soo only appeared in 9 games and was under intensive control. Nevertheless, the free throw success rate (88.4%) was first.
KB Stars’ goal for the next season, which only finished 5th and damaged the pride of the ‘defending champion’, is to restore their honor. It is also a season with a special meaning from the club’s point of view as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the basketball team’s founding, including the days of unemployment basketball.
An official from KB Stars said, “We have no other options. It is a policy to catch it unconditionally,” he said, expressing his determination to engage in free agency negotiations with Kang Isul. An official from KB Stars added, “Last season, the 3-point shooting success rate dropped a little, but I don’t think it will be bad next season either.”
Kang Iseul obtained FA qualification in 2021, left Bucheon Hanawon Q and signed a two-year contract with KB Stars. Considering that it was common for star players to sign long-term contracts, the contract period between Kang Isul and KB Stars was very short.
An official from KB Stars said, “At the time, the player himself wanted a two-year contract, and we also wanted to match what the player wanted as much as possible. He was also confident that he could sign a contract.” In the first season after recruiting Kang Iseul, KB Stars showed off their overwhelming power and achieved a unified championship.
An official from KB Stars said,바카라 “Kang Iseul is a player who is classified as a great fish again this time. He should enjoy his rights as a player. I will treat you with courtesy and do my best to negotiate. He should be good at internal control. We plan to meet all the subjects at once,” he said.
On the other hand, all 5 players who obtained FA qualification from KB Stars are candidates for the 2nd FA. The negotiation period for the second free agent candidates is from April 1st to 5pm on the 20th. Players who did not sign a contract during this period will have a third round of negotiations with their original team from the 21st to the 27th at 5pm.