Daryl Monroe, a foreign player of Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, the leader of professional basketball, will miss the match with Changwon LG, which is fiercely chasing second place.
Ginseng Corporation coach Kim Sang-sik told reporters ahead of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball LG and regular league home game at Anyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 16th, “Monroe and Bae Byung-jun can’t play today.”
Ginseng Corporation (34-14) and LG (31-16) are two and a half games behind.
Ginseng Corporation, which suffered three consecutive losses on this day, is in an emergency as the gap is reduced to one and a half games.
Director Kim regretted, “It’s an important point, but since Omari Spellman is back, Monroe says the calves aren’t good.”
After leading the team to victory in the East Asian Super League (EASL) held in Japan earlier this month, Spellman missed two regular season games due to knee pain.
In both of these games, Ginseng Corporation lost after a close match within 3 points.
Manager Kim said, “I don’t think Monroe’s injury will last long. Still, he’s a player who doesn’t usually talk about things like this, but (calf) seems to be bad. Monroe is old,” he said.
Coach Kim said that as long as he didn’t have a spell man, he didn’t care about the recent losing streak.
Coach Kim said, “It’s not that Monroe didn’t do well in those two games. He did well,” but “Still, the team is geared towards Spellman who throws 3 points destructively. Just like before participating in EASL, the game was centered around him, so he said he took a break, but Spellman won’t be much different,” he said.
LG coach Jo Sang-hyeon said he would not be greedy for winning first place. 안전놀이터
Coach Cho said, “It’s not the ranking like 1st and 2nd, but every game is important. Also, we have matches against SK and Hyundai Mobis, who are 3rd and 4th,” and said, “All remaining matches are important.”
He continued, “For Spellman, we plan to attach Hee-jae Jeong or Dante Cunningham, who will be the outer defense, instead of Asem Marey.” .
LG is also in a position to be chased by 3rd place Seoul SK (30 wins, 18 losses). As SK won three games in a row, the number of rides between the two teams decreased to one and a half games.
Coach Cho said, “Whether it’s 2nd or 3rd, the result will eventually go as it should.”