Nicholson cannot play in the opening game.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation Pegasus will play the opening game against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus of the 2023-2024 CheongKwanJang Professional Basketball Regular League at Ulsan Dongcheon Gymnasium on the 21st.
Korea Gas Corporation set a new anchor by starting the off-season under the acting director system of Kang Hyeok. Here, the experienced duo Isaiah Hicks and Anthony Moss were selected as a combination of foreign players.
However, we encountered a very large reef in the cup competition, a prelude to the regular league. Isaiah Hicks, who was expected to play as the first option, suffered an Achilles tendon injury and left.
With the absence of Hicks, the chief of offense and defense, Korea Gas Corporation had no choice but to fall into deep trouble. However, it is positive that a replacement player was found relatively quickly with the season only remaining.
The first option to replace Hicks was Andrew Nicholson, who played as the first foreign player at the founding of Korea Gas Corporation. Nicholson, an NBA veteran, played in 41 games in the 2021-2022 season, averaging 20.9 points and 7.6 rebounds.
Although there are question marks in defense, Nicholson has considerable offensive ability. In particular, he possesses unmatched shooting power, allowing him to be powerful in clutch situations.카지노사이트
Nicholson, who entered Korea on the 18th, is training with the players and improving his organizational skills. However, as related procedures have not been completed, he will miss the opening game on the 21st. Nicholson’s comeback stage is expected to be Korea Gas Corporation’s home opening game on the 28th.
Kim Sang-young, coach of Korea Gas Corporation, who met before the game against Hyundai Mobis, said, “Andrew Nicholson cannot play today. However, he is expected to be able to play in the next game without any problems.”
Although many substitute foreign players struggle with condition issues, Nicholson is known to have been in relatively good shape. While his condition improves, it seems unlikely that his partner Moss will play too much.
Coach Kim Sang-young said, “Nicholson joined the team, and he was controlling his weight relatively well and his body was well-built. He is a player who has the desire to create synergy with the team, so I am looking forward to it.”
In any case, the role of Moss and domestic big men has become important for Korea Gas Corporation, which has to play the Hyundai Mobis game without Nicholson. Can Korea Gas Corporation overcome the negative factors and win the battle?