Sixers Sign Turkish Guard Furkan Korkmaz
The Philadelphia 76ers continue to bolster their offense with the signing of Turkish guard Furkan Korkmaz, according to multiple sources.
"We are happy to have Furkan Korkmaz join us in Philadelphia this year where we feel he will be best positioned to develop physically and acclimate to the NBA game," Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. "Furkan is another talented young player that we are excited to have in our program."
The 26th pick in the 2016 draft will find a logjam for playing time, with the addition of J.J. Redick, plus Timothe Luwawu-Cabbort, Jerryd Bayless and Nik Stauskas all fighting for minutes in the backcourt.
In 21 games, the 19-year-old averaged 11 points and four rebounds while shooting 49 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.
Korkmaz said he will play for the Turkish U-20 team in mid-July, so its unknown if he will play in any of the Sixers summer league games.
The 6-foot-8 guard was named the Basketball Champions League “Best Young Player” after averaging 11 points and five rebounds while shooting 50 percent from three-point range in eight BCL games.