February 23, 2020, 2:59 amFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz had himself a productive Saturday night in a loss to the Bucks with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting with five rebounds, three treys and one assist.
Ben Simmons’ back right ended up on him tonight and Korkmaz was one of the direct beneficiaries. Korkmaz has been too erratic to trust this season but could be worth a speculative add if Simmons misses more time.
February 22, 2020, 12:26 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (back tightness) will be available for Saturday's game against the Bucks.
Simmons missed Thursday's game and Sixers gave starts to both Glenn Robinson III and Raul Neto. With Simmons back and Al Horford now officially with the second unit, it is unclear whether it will be Robinson or Neto who will stick with the starters of the Sixers go back to Furkan Korkmaz. In any case, coach Brett Brown said he does not want to commit to a single starting unit. If even if Korkmaz, Robinson or Neto can win the final starting position outright, it is unlikely any of them can carve out standard league value with the scoring and depth the Sixers possess.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
February 11, 2020, 9:44 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz started on Tuesday, sending Al Horford to the bench, but was not able to capitalize as he missed all five attempts from the field for zero points, one rebound and one steal in 23 minutes.
Korkmaz was such a huge disappointment as a starter tonight, Glenn Robinson III started the second half in his stead. GR3 finished wiht ix points, one rebound, one assist and one block in only 12 minutes. Stay tuned as Korkmaz may just lose out more minutes to GR3 moving forward.
February 11, 2020, 6:44 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz and Josh Richardson will start in place of Al Horford and Shake Milton in Tuesday's game against the Clippers.
Richardson starting was only a matter of time, but the real news is that Korkmaz has supplanted Horford in the starting lineup for at least this one game. It is no secret that the Sixers have a hard time spreading the floor, and the frontcourt pairing of Horford and Joel Embiid hasn't been what the team envisioned. If this lineup works on Tuesday, it may have some lasting power in the second half of the season. Pay close attention to this development, and Korkmaz in particular, coming off back-to-back 30 point outings.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 9, 2020, 11:47 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz was superb in Sunday's home win over the Bulls, dropping 31 points on 12-of-17 from the field with three steals and six 3-pointers.
Korkmaz followed up his career-best 34-point game with 31 tonight, and he's worth scooping as a points and threes guy while he's on this hot streak. Alec Burks didn't play so it looks like Korkmaz's shooting still has him in the lead for guard minutes off the bench. The stat set is thin but you can expect around top-100 value when Korkmaz is on a heater like this.
February 7, 2020, 10:01 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz caught fire in Friday's win over the Grizzlies, finishing with a career-high 34 points (13-for-17 shooting), seven triples, six rebounds, four assists and a block in 29 minutes off the bench.
Korkmaz is doing his best to prove he's worthy of a rotation spot even when the Sixers get healthy and receive their newly-acquired perimeter players from the trade deadline. It's hard to see him logging this many minutes very often, but it's impressive to see what he's capable of in an expanded role.
February 6, 2020, 11:15 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz hit two triples in 28 minutes of action on Thursday night, scoring 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting as the Bucks pulled away from the Sixers 112-101.
Korkmaz has had some intrigue as a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues due to the absence of Josh Richardson. Shake Milton has gotten some run as well and has been an interesting option, scoring eight points to go with four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes in this game. It'll be interesting to see what happens to the Sixers' role players not only when Richardson returns, but also when they incorporate newly acquired Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks into the rotation.
January 28, 2020, 6:14 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left hand surgery) has been cleared to make his return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
Embiid's return is huge for the Sixers and fantasy owners alike. The Sixers have been playing without both Embiid and Josh Richardson (groin) and will have to make some changes to their starting lineup. Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton will lose some minutes with Embiid back.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
January 23, 2020, 2:58 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (left hamstring strain) will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks after getting injured in the opening minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
Richardson was ruled out for the game shortly after leaving, and this confirms the teams' fears that it will be a multi-week absence. Furkan Korkmaz was the primary beneficiary on Wednesday after Richardson left the game, with James Ennis and Shake Milton also getting extra minutes. Korkmaz is the guy to target of the group, though Joel Embiid's eventual return is sure to shuffle the rotation once again.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 22, 2020, 10:25 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz was the main beneficiary of Josh Richardson leaving Wednesday's game with a hamstring inljury, chipping in 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting, adding four 3s, two rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 27 minutes.
Korkmaz has shown that he can be standard-league viable when given the chance. He's worth an add for short-term value, in anticipation of J-Rich missing a game or two with his strained hammy.
January 22, 2020, 7:41 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson left Wednesday's game with a left hamstring injury and will not return.
Richardson finished without recording a stat in four minutes. Matisse Thybulle has had late-round value as a defensive specialist with Joel Embiid sidelined. Thybulle should see increased value with Richardson out and Furkan Korkmaz is worth a look in standard leagues as a points and threes specialist with Richardson out.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
January 22, 2020, 7:37 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson headed to the locker room on Saturday after injuring his left hamstring.
Richardson was chasing a steal and pulled up grabbing his left hamstring before heading to the locker room. If Richardson misses time Furkan Korkmaz would likely slide into more minutes and Matisse Thybulle would get a boost in value. Korkmaz could have standard-league value with points and threes with Richardson out. Matisse Thybulle has been a late-round fantasy value as a defensive specialist and that should continue until Joel Embiid returns.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
January 19, 2020, 12:01 amFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz finished Saturday's win over the Knicks with 17 points, on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, with no other countable statistics logged.
Coming off the bench, Korkmaz scored 17 points, with three from behind the arc. However, the nice points are completely empty as he did not contribute at all in any other statistical category and over the past five games has averaged less than two rebounds and one assist per game. He should not be owned in any but the deepest of leagues.
January 17, 2020, 10:16 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz caught fire on Friday, shooting 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-9 from beyond the arc on his way to a career-high 24 points with four rebounds in 27 minutes.
Korkmaz played great on Friday and Coach Brown noticed. Brown said Korkmaz "changed the game" and they ran plays for him that they used to run for JJ Redick. That's high praise for Korkmaz and he could be worth an add in 16-team leagues as a threes specialist after two good games in a row (15 points with three 3-pointers on Wednesday).
January 2, 2020, 5:35 pmJames Ennis IIISF, Philadelphia Sixers
James Ennis is doubtful ahead of Friday's tilt vs. the Rockets as he deals with a stomach illness.
Ennis missed practice on Thursday so it doesn't come as a surprise that his chances of playing on Friday are in jeopardy. The Sixers might play Zhaire Smith for the first time this season as he was just recalled from their G League affiliate earlier in the day. Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton could also see an increase in playing time.
Source: NBA Injury Report