Sono, a big name in the free agent market, signs Storm…Lim Dong-seop-Kim Young-hoon

Goyang Sono continued his storm signing spree in the free agency market.

After finishing eighth in the 2023-2024 season, their inaugural season, the Sono announced a major overhaul. To prove it, the team signed Lim Dong-seop (34, 198 cm) and 텍사스홀덤 Kim Young-hoon (32, 190 cm) on Sunday.

Lim received a total of 150 million won (including 10 million won in incentives) for the first year of a three-year contract, and Kim Young-hoon received 60 million won (including 10 million won in incentives) for the first year of a one-year contract.

Lim is a long swingman with decent catch-and-shoot ability and an outside shot. He made his professional debut (Seoul Samsung) as the second overall pick in the 2012 rookie draft. He has played 379 games in 11 seasons, averaging 32.5 percent from three-point range.

“I’m grateful to Sono for making me a good offer despite my lack of playing time last season, and to coach Kim Seung-ki for showing me a lot of attention from the beginning of my free agency negotiations,” said Lim. “It was a tough decision for me in many ways, but I made up my mind when he said he wanted to utilize my strengths. During the preparation period, I will prepare well to integrate into the coach’s style. I will show the results on the court,” he said.

Kim made his professional debut in 2014 with the fifth pick of the second round of the rookie draft. In six seasons, he averaged 32.3 percent shooting from three-point range in 133 games.

“First of all, it’s a great honor to be able to join SONO. I’m grateful for the opportunity,” he said, adding, “I’m very eager to play because I haven’t been able to step on the court for the past two years, so I’ll do my best to contribute to the team.”

With the previous signings of Jung Hee-jae and Choi Seung-wook, Sono has now added four forward resources in free agency to address the team’s weaknesses in height, rebounding, and defense last season.

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