LG re-signs free agent Jae-do Lee to a new contract. He’ll wear an LG uniform unless something changes

Changwon LG is expected to re-sign one of the biggest names in free agency, Lee Jae-do. Unless something changes, Lee will wear an LG uniform.

A professional basketball official said on the 19th, “LG and Lee Jae-do seem to have reached an agreement on his free agency contract. Unless something changes, Lee Jae-do is likely to re-sign with LG.”

Lee Jae-do, who went through Yongsan High School and Hanyang University, was an offensive point guard with the best speed in college. He was a powerful offensive point guard with excellent burst and quickness. Drafted by Busan KT with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 first round, 텍사스홀덤사이트 Lee improved every season.

Traded to KGC in November 2017, Lee established himself as KGC’s main guard after his military discharge. In the 2020-2021 season, he ranked first in Korean player contributions, and KGC won a perfect 10th consecutive playoff title as a luxury member. Lee Jae-do was a major part of that.

After becoming a free agent in 2021, Lee signed a three-year, 700 million won contract with Changwon LG. He showed his ‘Geumgang Bulguk’ form in all three seasons. He played in all 54 regular season games.

In his first season, he averaged 13.4 points, 4.6 assists, and 1.5 steals in 32:31 minutes, and in the 2022-2023 season, he averaged 30:20 minutes in 54 games. He averaged 13.4 points.

This season, he averaged 11.0 points in 25.15 minutes per game.

Under Cho Sang-hyun, Lee Jae-do was solidified as an outside ace. LG finished second in the regular season for the second straight season with a strong defense centered around Lee Jae-do on the perimeter and Asem Marei in the post.

After this season, Lee Jae-do became eligible for another free agency. He was one of the biggest names in the free agency market this season, along with Kang Sang-jae, Kim Jong-kyu (DB) and Park Ji-hoon (GK).

There were teams that wanted Lee Jae-do, but they were bleeding money. His salary last season was 600 million won. He is a free agent within the top 30 in the salary ranking. If they signed him, they would have to pay LG 300 million won, or 50% of his salary, plus compensation, or 200% of his salary, or 1.2 billion won. Even with that aside, Lee wanted to stay with LG. His love for the team hasn’t waned. After swallowing a bunroo in the quarterfinals of the playoffs this season, LG also needed Lee Jae-do. With Jung Hee-jae gone and Yang Hong-seok Yoon Won-sang about to enlist in the military, the outside ace was a necessity.

“Lee Jae-do wanted to stay with LG,” said a pro basketball official. LG also needed outside ace Lee Jae-do, who has played 54 games in three consecutive seasons, so the two sides seem to have reached an amicable agreement. An official announcement will be made soon.”

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