Free agent SF Furkan Korkmaz has agreed on a new 2-year minimum salary deal to return to the 76ers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 2nd year of the deal will be non-guaranteed.
Free agent F Furkan Korkmaz has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Philadelphia 76ers, agent Mike Lindeman of @excelsm tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 24, 2019
The Sixers had declined his 3rd year team option earlier this off-season, but opted to bring the young forward back after striking out on Kyle Korver. The Sixers were in desperate need of bench shooting and Korkmaz brings just that. Despite being a career 32% 3 point shooter in NBA action, Korkmaz has shown his shot making ability in Euro League and Summer League games and will likely see that percentage increase with more volume.
Korkmaz was drafted in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft but has yet to find a significant role in the Sixers’ rotation. He has averaged 4.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 62 career games.
Bringing Korkmaz back is most likely due to the fact that he is an established face in the locker-room and the team knows what they can get out of him. He is also just turned 22 years old yesterday, so he has plenty of time to improve. This leaves the Sixers’ roster at 14 players and 2 two-ways.