The Changwon LG Sakers have finalized a sign-and-trade with KBL free agent Moon Tae Jong, signing him to a one-year $340,000 USD contract before trading him to the Goyang Orions for a first round draft pick in this upcoming 2015 KBL draft.
The 39-year-old is entering his 17th season as a professional basketball player and his sixth season in the Korean Basketball League. Moon Tae Jong is coming off a season plagued with fatigue and injuries with the LG Sakers. He spent most of his summer playing for the Korean national team at both Spain FIBA World Cup and the 2014 Incheon Asian Game where he led Korea to a gold medal.
There’s no word yet on Moon Tae Jong’s commitment to this year’s Korean national team they travel to China in September for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Last season, with the LG Sakers, he averaged 10 points and four rebounds playing 23 minutes per game (60 total games including playoffs). The Goyang Orions lost the LG Sakers in the 2015 KBL semi-finals. With the addition of Moon Tae Jong, they are almost guaranteed another spot in the upcoming KBL playoffs.
The KBL season is scheduled to begin on September 12th, 2015.