‘Big fish’ move on… KBL announces free agency results

Twenty-nine of the 47 players in the men’s professional basketball free agency market have completed their contracts.

The Korean Basketball League (KBL) announced today that it has closed the 2023 free agent (FA) voluntary negotiations.

Of the 29 players who completed their contracts, 15 players, including Ham Ji-hoon, Kim Hyun-min (Hyundai Mobis), Lee Dae-heon (Korea Gas Corporation), and Bae Byeong-jun (KGC), re-signed with their clubs, while 14 players moved to other organizations. Oh Se-geun and Moon Sung-gon, who helped KGC win the title, moved to SK and KT, respectively, while Choi Jun-yong, who played exclusively for SK after his debut, wore a KCC jersey.

The 13 players who did not sign will await letters of intent from 10 clubs between noon on the 23rd and 25th. If more than one club submits an offer, the player can choose a club regardless of the amount of the offer.

On the other hand, if only one club submits an offer, the player must sign with that club. Players who do not receive an offer will be able to renegotiate with their original clubs between the 26th and 30th at noon.

The FA’s compensatory player designation only applies to transfers of players in the top 30 of the compensation hierarchy (excluding those over the age of 35). The acquiring club must submit a list of protected players by 6 p.m. on June 26, and the original club has until 6 p.m. on June 28 to exercise its right to designate a compensatory player.

Five of the free agents have announced their retirement. Yoon Ho-young (DB), Jang Kook-kook (Samsung), Jang Moon-ho, Jeon Jeon-joon (SK), and Park Kyung-sang (KCC) will end their careers after this season 토토사이트.

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