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September 11, 2019, 12:56 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz shot well during the World Cup in China and "looked like an NBA player" according to Sixers beat writer Rich Hofmann of The Athletic.
Korkmaz has been something of a disappointment in his career so far. Despite considering himself a sniper, he has made just 32 percent of 3-pointers in his NBA career. However, the Sixers decided to bring him back in July and he scored 14 points per game at the World Cup, including 43 percent on 3-pointers. Korkmaz averaged just 14 minutes per game last season, but this tournament showing could be a small step forward for him.
Source: Rich Hofmann of The Athletic
July 24, 2019, 3:45 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers have brought back Furkan Korkmaz on a two-year minimum contract.
There were rumors that Korkmaz would head overseas after failing to make a positive impact in the postseason for the Sixers. However, at just 21 years old, he will continue to grow with the Sixers. There will be minutes off of the bench to be had if Korkmaz can beat out the likes of Zhaire Smith, Shake Milton and James Ennis.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 12:39 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
It appears as though Furkan Korkmaz has agreed to a deal with Fenerbahce.
Korkmaz never found his footing with the Sixers despite their need for a perimeter shooter. At just 21 years old it would be surprising if this was the last we saw of him in the NBA, but it does seem as though it'd be better for Korkmaz to go somewhere where he'll actually play during the formative years of his career.
Source: Ajansspor on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 11:33 pmFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz started Wednesday's season finale win against the Bulls playing 18 minutes and scoring eight points.
Korkmaz had some sleeper buzz surrounding him after a huge Summer League, but was never able to consistently put together solid play. He popped up with fantasy value worth owning once early in the season, but it faded pretty quickly. He finished the year around top-325 value in 8 and 9-cat formats. He's still got potential as a lengthy shooter, but he's far from a finished product.
April 10, 2019, 12:11 amFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz returned to action on Tuesday after a lengthy absence due to right knee surgery, logging eight minutes where he mustered two points and one steal.
Baby steps. It's not easy to come back from knee surgery, so it's good to see the 21-year-old shooter get on the floor and get some minutes under his belt once again.
April 9, 2019, 2:40 pmFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz (right knee surgery) is available to play against the Heat on Tuesday.
Korkmaz, who has been out since February 13th with the knee issue, will look to shake off the rust as the Sixers gear up for the playoffs. Korkmaz is a risky DFS play as it's not exactly clear how much run the team will give him to close out the season coming off a long layoff.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 9, 2019, 8:44 amFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
The official NBA injury report is listing Furkan Korkmaz as questionable to face the Heat on Tuesday.
Korkmaz underwent arthroscopic surgery on the 26th of February and he was expected to get re-evaluated in approximately four weeks. It appears that his recovery has been completed and there is a chance he plays again for the Sixers this season even though we wouldn’t count him to be a part of the playoffs rotation.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 26, 2019, 6:13 pmFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz (torn meniscus, right knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Korkmaz will be in tough to return before the end of the regular season, and it's fair to wonder if the Sixers would throw him into the deep end during the postseason if he's cleared to play. He can be dropped in all redraft formats, with Jonathon Simmons likely to continue leading the reserve wings in playing time.
Source: Sixers on Twitter
February 20, 2019, 2:01 pmFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz has suffered a meniscus tear in his right knee and will be out indefinitely.
He missed Wednesday's game with right knee soreness but additional tests revealed a more serious injury. Korkmaz's absence will thin out Philly's rotation even further, and while it might yield more minutes for Jonathon Simmons and James Ennis, the Sixers won't be able to replace his shooting unless they dip into the free agent market.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 13, 2019, 1:50 pmFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz (right knee soreness) has been added to the injury report and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.
Korkmaz played just 11 minutes last night against Boston and will be fighting for minutes with Philly's new depth players. He's not much of a fantasy option while J.J. Redick is healthy.
January 9, 2019, 9:39 pmFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz made another start for J.J. Redick (back) on Wednesday, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes of action.
This was a pretty solid line considering the Sixers got thrashed tonight, and it's a nice reminder of what Korkmaz could do if he ended up on a team that gave him consistent playing time. He might hold value through the end of the week but he'll move back to the fringes of the rotation when Redick is ready to play.
January 9, 2019, 2:41 amFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz started for J.J. Redick (back) in Tuesday's blowout win against the Wizards, scoring 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes.
It's good to see Korkmaz put up numbers so we can evaluate him later on down the road but he has no immediate path to fantasy value. Redick's injury does not appear to be serious.
January 5, 2019, 6:10 pmFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz and Jonah Bolden will start on Saturday.
They're replacing the ailing Jimmy Butler and Wilson Chandler, respectively, just as they did on Wednesday night. Korkmaz offers some scoring and 3-point upside while Bolden is really only a desperation play — we'd rather deploy Mike Muscala in a backup power forward role.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
January 2, 2019, 11:57 pmFurkan KorkmazG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz managed just 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting in a start for Jimmy Butler on Wednesday as the Sixers hung on to beat the Suns.
He should not be on anyone's fantasy radar and is barely worth the stream even when he starts. He added three cash-counters with two 3-pointers and one steal. Leave him on the wire.