There is a high possibility of seeing ‘Prince of Egypt’ and ‘Seonsaeng Dan’ in Changwon LG uniforms again at KBL.
LG is currently negotiating contract renewals with Asem Marey and Dante Cunningham. Since the contract has not been signed yet, it is difficult to say that it is a ‘renewal’, but it is going in a positive direction.
Marey and Cunningham played a big role as LG’s foreign players in the 2022-23 season. These are the main characters who have led spring basketball for the first time in four years since the 2018-19 season.
There is a high possibility of seeing ‘Prince of Egypt’ and ‘Seonsaeng Dan’ in Changwon LG uniforms again at KBL. Photo = Reporter Cheon Jeong-hwan
Marey has been with LG since the 2021-22 season. In the 2022-23 season, he played in all 54 games and averaged 15.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 steals in 24 minutes and 49 seconds.
Marey was the core of Jo Sang-hyun’s air defense tactics. He helped domestic players attack with solid defense, overwhelming rebounds, and a great screen on offense.
In the playoffs in the quarterfinals, which LG missed due to a calf injury, Marey’s absence was greatly felt. Reggie Perry, who swept the G-League, hastily joined, but could not fill Marey’s vacancy. As it was a close match in every game, there were not a few reviews saying, ‘If Marey had been there, it would have been different’. That’s why Marey’s presence was great.
If Dante Cunningham re-signs with Changwon LG, it will be the first case of two consecutive seasons in a league other than the NBA. Photo = Reporter Cheon Jeong-hwan안전놀이터
Cunningham is a 10-year veteran of the NBA alone. He appeared in all 54 games in the 2022-23 season, averaging 8.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 15 minutes. He was the one who showed off his veteran side in parts outside of the record. Even inside LG, the evaluation of Cunningham was very good.
If Cunningham renews his contract with LG, he will be the first case to play two consecutive seasons in a league other than the NBA. He played overseas league life in China, Puerto Rico, and France, but transferred after playing only one season in all of them. It will be a special thing if the renewal of the contract is confirmed.
If LG renews the contract with Maray and Cunningham according to the flow, the 2023-24 season will also have the power to challenge the presidency. It is very meaningful to have foreign players whose skills have been verified.
An LG official said, “Since the contract signing, which is the final stage of the contract, has not yet been signed, it is difficult to see it as a final contract renewal. We’re just working out the details. The club showed a strong will to renew the contract and presented it. The players are also reviewing it positively,” he said.