August 3, 2020, 11:01 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz came off the bench on Monday and scored 12 points on 3-of-7 shooting to go with three rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers.
Korkmaz played 21 minutes off the bench and has been a key reserve for the Sixers as they love his outside shooting. He should continue to get plenty of playing time due to his outside stroke.
July 17, 2020, 3:36 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz, who was initially believed to be signing in Europe, carved out a healthy role with the Sixers and delivered a career year.
Korkmaz turned 21.8 mpg into 9.7 points and 2.0 threes on .432 from the field, good for top-250 value when the dust settled. The sharpshooter popped off for some explosive scoring games in January and February but was never really consistent enough to capture serious attention in most fantasy leagues. Still, he provides a much-needed element of spacing for the Sixers, and could carry water as a deep-league specialist moving forward.
February 27, 2020, 9:50 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson came on late in the game to finish with an acceptable line in 34 minutes, scoring 11 points, grabbing seven boards and putting up three defensive stats on Thursday.
We still don't like the inefficiency (5-of-13) and lack of scoring and shooting for a team that's going to need more against better competition. Furkan Korkmaz matched Richardson's 11 points in just 26 minutes, but didn't add much else. We'll see which one of the ancillary pieces in the Sixers' rotation really gets it going while they're shorthanded.
February 24, 2020, 9:58 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz kept his hot streak going on Monday, hitting three triples en route to 15 points (3-of-8 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Korkmaz has been solid lately, providing an offensive spark off the bench for the Sixers. Over the last week, he's managed to provide value inside of the top-150 thanks mainly to his 2.0 3s per game. He's a points-and-3s streamer in standard leagues now thanks to his recent play.
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