Sixers Make Furkan Korkmaz Available on Tuesday
The Philadelphia 76ers are set to take on the Miami Heat on the road on Tuesday for their second-to-last matchup of the 2018-2019 season. Being that the Sixers have officially locked in the number three seed just a couple of nights ago, the team is doing all they can to keep guys healthy and well-rested for their second consecutive playoff run.
Heading into Tuesday night's matchup, the Sixers are going to look a lot different than they usually would. Their All-Star center Joel Embiid will have another rest night as he attempts to keep his knee healthy, while JJ Redick, Jonah Bolden, Mike Scott, and James Ennis were all listed as out on the afternoon injury report.
A short-staff is never an ideal scenario, whether the playoffs are locked up or not. However, there is something to potentially look forward to on Tuesday night as the Sixers have made everybody aware that their injured guard Furkan Korkomaz will be available to play on Tuesday after suffering a ton meniscus about a month and a half ago.
When Korkomaz injured his knee at practice upon the Sixers' return from All-Star weekend, he was set for immediate surgery, which left the team under the impression that he was likely to miss the remainder of the season. But after a speedy recovery, it looks like the Sixers could potentially get their guy back out on the court on Tuesday night.
Korkmaz's return is still up in the air as of Tuesday afternoon, but considering the current state of the Sixers, there's a good chance that the veteran can find himself getting some valuable minutes. With the Sixers having five guys out, Korkmaz issues some much-needed depth in a meaningless matchup against the Heat. Before his injury, Furkan appeared in 46 games this year, six of which he started. He averaged 5.8 points-per-game and was shooting roughly 40-percent from the field.
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