The Wonju DBs are doing well in the early part of the season, but they are also concerned about the fitness of their main players, including Dedrick Lawson and Lee Sun Albano. DB head coach Kim Joo-sung is well aware that the season is a long race.
After being considered a dark horse before the start of the season, DB has been on a roll, winning their first six games in a row. With the addition of Lawson, they have a solid scorer and fixer from last season, and Albano has been flying after adjusting to the KBL. Big men Kang Sang-jae and Kim Jong-kyu hold down the fort, and the absence of Doo Kyung-min is filled with tough defenders like Kim Young-hyun, Choi Seung-wook, and Park In-woong.
With Garrison Brooks’ injury, Lawson has been playing on his own lately. However, he moved quickly to bring in Jeff Withy as a full replacement. “We explained to him that he would play 10 to 15 minutes, and when he came in, we just wanted him to play defense and rebound well,” Kim said of the 6-foot-9 guard. “We have a tough schedule in November. We need her to be good at that time.”
Even with a tight schedule, Kim hasn’t changed his approach to utilizing Lawson. “I try to keep him fit,” Kim said. If he’s a starter, he should play about 30 minutes. Weedie fills in the rest of the time. Lawson hasn’t told me he’s tired yet,” Kim smiles. 보스토토 주소
Kim also adjusts Albano’s playing time. “I’m trying to keep him out of the first quarter and the beginning of the third and fourth quarters. I’m always thinking about the rotation of players. I think Albano will be physically tired in the middle of the season. We have to give him a break between matches when we can.”
The DBs are cruising early in the season, but they’re also looking ahead to some stormy weather.