Lee Dae-sung’s first priority, considering going abroad, is the Australian league.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation said in a press release on the 20th, “We did not sign a contract out of respect for Lee Dae-sung, one of the biggest free agent players, in respect of his intention to go abroad.”
Lee Dae-seong, who was traded from Goyang Orion (now Day One) to Gas Corporation ahead of last season, played an active role with 18.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists for an average of 32 minutes and 10 seconds in 51 games last season. The score of 18.1 corresponds to the first place among domestic players. Although he had a wrist injury, he did not spare himself, and in the last home game, he took painkillers and showed his fighting spirit. He also boasted his popularity by ranking second in the All-Star fan vote, and received a lot of love from fans for his fan service.
Daesung Lee has a strong spirit of challenge. In October 2017, he participated in the NBA G League Draft and was selected by the Erie Bayhawks in the 1st round, 20th pick. Although he was notified of his release in early December, Lee Dae-sung’s challenge has become an example for many juniors. He ventures out again. His first priority for overseas advancement is the Australian league, and the Japanese B. league is also under review.
Lee Dae-seong said, “I want to show good results by thanking the club for being considerate to challenge the overseas league. The passion and love shown by Daegu fans was impressive as a player.”안전놀이터
In the process of deciding to go abroad, KOGAS was considerate. For a player who has obtained FA qualification to advance to an overseas league, clubs must be considerate. If a player advances to an overseas league after receiving a letter of intent from the club, the KBL will be suspended for five years. By not signing the contract, KOGAS respected the future of Lee Dae-sung, who has the intention of going abroad.
An official from Gas Corporation said, “I think Lee Dae-sung’s challenge to go abroad is a very meaningful and valuable challenge for the development of Korean basketball. On the other hand, if advances to overseas leagues are not confirmed by the end of May, they will be subject to renegotiation with the original club according to KBL rules, so we are monitoring the situation.”