Korkmaz Reaches Agreement With Sixers

Free agent swingman Furkan Korkmaz has agreed to re-sign with the 76ers on a two-year deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets.

Korkmaz will receive the veteran’s minimum of $1.62MM next season and $1.76MM in 2020/21, Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets.

The 6’7” Korkmaz, a 2016 first-rounder, averaged 5.8 PPG and 2.2 RPG in 14.1 MPG over 48 regular-season games last season. He also made four appearances in the playoffs. He saw action in 14 games during the 2017/18 season.

Philadelphia renounced its rights to Korkmaz earlier this month and it appeared he was headed overseas to play in Turkey. However, he ultimately decided to stay in the NBA and he’ll provide depth at the wings behind starters Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson. The Sixers now have 14 players with guaranteed contracts and a pair of two-way players.

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9 thoughts on “Korkmaz Reaches Agreement With Sixers

  1. Coach Him

    For the price you can’t go wrong! Could be a future trade chip or get some decent minutes if he he plays some defense. The guy can shoot a little. I don’t see how this is a bad signing.

  2. Z-A

    Okay, some redemption here bc they slashed his salaries by 400k and by 1.9M good job Elton. Try and actually develop the kid into that Korver-type player now. He was a freaking Pro at like 15. He can shoot. His defense is like swiss cheese.

    • thughand

      Just like JJ. So if he can come off the bench and hit some shots from a distance, I welcome him back with a pretzel.

  3. Coach Him

    With 1 roster spot remaining I’d love to see the Sixers sign Trey Burke. He would be a nice backup pg who at times can shoot it. Not sure what else is out there. Any thought?

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