One of the challenges of Busan BNK Some. It is to relieve the burden of Kim Han-byeol (178cm, F).
BNK made a big change in the summer of 2021. Park Jeong-eun먹튀검증, who was the head of the WKBL game operation headquarters, was appointed as the new head, and Kim Han-byeol (178cm, F) and Kang A-jeong (180cm, F) were recruited as trade and free agency (FA) resources, respectively.
Having strengthened their strength, BNK held its first playoff in the 2021-2022 season. However, Park Ji-soo (196cm, C) failed to surpass KB Stars. In the second game, they had a bloody battle with KB Stars that went to overtime, but BNK’s first playoff ended without a victory.
Having tasted the playoffs, BNK recruited Umji Han (180cm, F) in the summer of 2022. The starting lineup was completed with Ahn Hye-ji (164cm, G), Lee So-hee (171cm, G), Kim Han-byeol (178cm, F), Han Um-ji, and Jinan (181cm, C).
Players who worked together at BNK, such as Ahn Hye-ji, Lee So-hee, and Jin An, created a greater synergy effect. Our individual skills have grown, and so has our breathing with each other. This became BNK’s biggest weapon.
There is another reason why the power of the triangular formation is positive. The point is that Kim Han-byul, who gave BNK experience, was freed from the burden. Kim Han-byul, freed from the burden, also raised his personal record with 13.19 points, 8.85 rebounds (attack 3.88), 2.27 assists and 1.19 steals in 26 games in the 2022-2023 season, averaging 29 minutes and 24 seconds.
BNK, where various players performed evenly, went to the championship match for the first time since its founding. However, Kim Han-byul was injured in the first half of the second leg of the championship match. Losing Kim Han-byul, BNK was in a desperate situation with 2 losses in 2 matches.
Although Kim Han-byul came back with difficulty, neither BNK nor Kim Han-byul could surpass Woori Bank. I had to watch Woori Bank’s combined victory from home. Because Kim Han-byul was not in 100% condition, BNK and Kim Han-byul were more disappointed.
However, from a long-term perspective, BNK should further reduce Kim Han-byul’s weight. Kim Han-byul is 36 years old this year (born on November 21, 1986), and BNK must prepare for Kim Han-byul’s next. Regardless of whether Kim Han-byul is present or not, he must show outstanding performance. Even if Kim Han-byul’s class is still high, BNK must continue to work on the future.
Of course, there are currently not many backup resources to replace the main resource. In particular, there are no more bench members to replace tall resources. So, Kim Han-byul has to play a lot in the 2023-2024 season. A lot of air defense options from Kim Han-byeol will inevitably come from BNK.
BNK coach Park Jung-eun, the head of the team, knows this more than anyone else. So, he looked at BNK’s tasks in a complex way, saying, “If you made a choice and focus in the 2022-2023 season, you need to broaden your choices in the 2023-2024 season.” I will somehow find a way to lessen Kim Han-byul’s burden. This is why the summer of 2023 and the 2023-2024 season can serve as a turning point for BNK.