Four letters engraved by FA Sim Seong-young along with the third autograph
As in the previous two FA negotiations, this time I chose to stay with KB Stars, but there was a big difference when looking into the details. It was a difference that gave a glimpse of Shim Seong-yeong’s (31, 165 cm) spleen determination for the next season.
Shim Seong-young signed a contract with Cheongju KB 카지노Stars on the 20th, the deadline for the second FA negotiation, for a total annual salary of 100 million won (annual salary of 80 million won and an allowance of 20 million won) for one year. As a result, Shim Seong-young will continue his company with KB Stars in the next season after being nominated in the 4th place in the 1st round of the 2011 Freshmen Selection Ceremony. Sim Seong-young said, “I have been playing for only one team, but it is good to sign with KB Stars again this time.”
His notable point was the length of his contract. This was Shim’s third free agency negotiation, and he signed a three-year contract in both previous negotiations. In 2017, he signed a three-year contract with an annual salary of 100 million won, an increase of 20 million won from the previous season, and in 2020, he signed a three-year contract for a total of 170 million won.
It is unusual for a player in his early 30s, the main pillar of a team, to sign a one-year contract, but it was the result of negotiations that gave a glimpse of Shim Seong-young’s determination to face the 2023-2024 season. “I underwent surgery prior to last season, but my condition improved later than expected. It was a pity that I couldn’t show myself. I had a lot of worries, but I was determined to work hard, using the one-year contract as motivation.” Sim Seong-young says:
Shim Seong-young underwent surgery to remove ankle bone fragments and connect ligaments after achieving the combined championship in the 2021-2022 season. He struggled to get his form up early in the season, but averaged 7.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in all 30 games. Points, rebounds and assists increased slightly compared to the previous season.
Currently, ahead of joining the team training, his physical condition is abnormal. He further expressed his confidence, saying, “I am more confident than ever.” Shim Seong-young said, “It could be said that it is a ‘feeling of hard work’, but to be honest, I am confident this season because I am in very good shape. There is no pain or fear. He was extremely self-respecting and his desire to have a good season played a big role in signing the contract. He is looking forward to this season.”
KB Stars went back and forth between heaven and hell in the last two seasons. It seemed to be in its heyday by achieving the combined championship in the 2021-2022 season, but in the 2022-2023 season, it stayed in 5th place due to Park Ji-soo’s sudden departure and the main players’ line injuries. It was the first time since the 2010-2011 season that KB Stars failed to advance to the playoffs.
Shim Seong-young said, “It is the past, and this season seems to be more important than that. I, the players, and the team will all have the same mind. In the end, any talk is an excuse. Sports should show. I thought the answer was to show it this season. As a senior, I will take on more responsibility.” ‘Carelessness’. These were the four letters that Shim Seong-young engraved upon signing his third free agent contract.