What is Jinyoung Kim’s performance in the match against BNK?
Incheon Shinhan Bank lost 71-76 to Busan BNK Thumb in the regular season finale of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League on Tuesday at Incheon Dowon Gymnasium. They had to postpone their first win of the season and their first home win of the season. Their overall record is two losses.
Kim Jin-young is a blue-collar type forward with good physical condition, excellent athleticism, determination, and dirty work. Shinhan Bank also recognized his strengths. So when Han Um-ji (180 cm, F) was transferred to Busan BNK Thumb, Shinhan Bank brought Kim Jin-young with him from the protected list.
Why Shinhan Bank brought Kim Jin-young. Shinhan Bank emphasizes high activity and quick movement, and Kim has a high energy level. He is a good match for Shinhan Bank.
Kim also worked hard to blend in with the bank’s colors. Shinhan Bank also tried to add offense to his existing strengths.
However, it was a trial and error throughout the 2022-2023 season. He was playing a different style of basketball on a new team, and the players he had to work with were new to him. For that reason, his struggles were quite severe.
Nevertheless, Kim formed a one-two punch with Kim Sonia (177 cm, F). They helped Shinhan Bank reach the playoffs for the third consecutive season, and it was their second season with Shinhan Bank. The opponent was the same as last season. KB Stars.
However, Shinhan was powerless against the height of Park Ji-soo (196 cm, C). The same was true for Kim Jin-young, who was armed with speed and activity. Despite playing 32 minutes and 16 seconds, he finished the first game with nine points and a field goal percentage of about 36% (2-for-4, 0-for-1 from three). Shinhan lost the game 57-82.레모나토토
However, Shinhan Bank head coach Gunadan said, “We prepared (Byun) So-jung as the starting four. But So-jung went out with an injury, so (Kim) Jin-young has to fill in. It will be sudden, but I believe he will do a good job. I think she’s the key to today’s game,” he said, emphasizing her importance.
However, Kim Jin-young was hardly noticed, but that doesn’t mean his contributions weren’t significant. Shinhan Bank also fell behind early on. They finished the first quarter with a score of 13-24.
Kim Jin-young was more aggressive than in the first quarter. But it didn’t pay off. Instead, she showed determination on defense and in fighting for loose balls. Even when they missed the ball, they induced helpless balls. He didn’t give BNK easy offensive possessions.
However, as I said above, Kim Jin-young is a player who needs to be a point scorer. From that perspective, Kim’s performance was unsatisfactory. Not only in terms of goals and attacking success rate, but also in terms of creating chances.
No matter how poor your offense is, chances will come. Kim was no different. He created a jumper opportunity in the right corner. He scored his first points of the game. After falling behind 25-33, Shinhan Bank closed the gap with BNK at 33-35.
Kim Jin-young’s jumper was a positive turning point for Shinhan. It was an option that not only improved his shooting, but also boosted his confidence. Kim recognized this. He didn’t miss his chance from the right wing. He made his first three-pointer of the game. Shinhan Bank also closed the gap with BNK, 40-41, two minutes into the third quarter.
With the momentum on their side, Shinhan Bank pushed BNK harder. Especially Kim Tae-yeon (189 cm, C). She used her physicality and strength to score under the basket, leaving BNK’s defense vulnerable. Shinhan Bank also tied the game at 47-44 with five minutes left in the third quarter.
However, Kim Jin-young committed two fouls in two seconds with 2:38 left in the third quarter. His fourth personal foul. He was in foul trouble. He couldn’t play anymore in the third quarter. Shinhan Bank head coach Gunadan quickly pulled Kim Jin-young.
However, Kim couldn’t rest forever, as height is key in the height battle, and with Kim Tae-yeon unable to play for a long time and Kim Sonia’s stamina being high, Kim was needed. She entered the court 3 minutes and 21 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Once on the court, Kim didn’t show much offense. He seemed to be conscious of the four fouls he had picked up, and the movements were picked up by Jinan, and he was easily beaten by Jinan’s offense. She was sent back to the bench with 4:53 left in the game.
However, their ace, Kim Sonia, fouled out with five fouls with 1:45 left in the game. Shinhan Bank was down 67-72. Kim Jin-young was nowhere to be found. She grabbed an offensive rebound and scored the go-ahead points. He pushed BNK until the end.
But Shinhan Bank lost its second straight game to open the season, and Kim finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds (3 offensive), 3 steals, and 1 assist against BNK. One reason. They were two points short when it mattered most. Feeling the difference in power, Shinhan Bank and Kim had to postpone their first win until later.