Furkan Korkmaz
Furkan Korkmaz
23-Year-Old GuardG
Philadelphia 76ers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Turkish guard took another step forward in his third season as a key contributor in Philly's rotation throughout the year. Korkmaz logged 21.7 minutes across 72 contests - both the most of his career. The increase in minutes led to a boost in production, and he averaged 9.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 triples, and 1.1 assists - all career highs. Korkmaz provided six games with at least 20 points, including two 30-point performances. He drained at least three triples in 27 games. Despite the solid season, it will be difficult for him to build on the performance this season. The additions of Danny Green, Seth Curry and Terrance Ferguson will likely cut into Korkmaz's playing time in 2020-21, and while he's proven to be a valuable contributor in the past, his limited time on the court will keep him off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.38 million contract with the 76ers in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Furkan Korkmaz was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He began playing basketball at the age of nine. Korkmaz played for the junior and youth teams of Anadolu Efes in 2013 before moving to the senior men's Efes first team in 2014. He also played for the junior national teams of Turkey in 2013, 2014 and 2015. At the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, he led all players in scoring. The following year, he led Turkey to a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. At the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, Korkmaz won a silver medal and was named to the All-Tournament Team, and at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, he won a bronze medal and was again named to the All-Tournament Team. Learn more about Korkmaz by following him on Twitter (@FurkanKorkmaz) and on Instagram (@furkankorkmaz).

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Korkmaz came to the NBA via Turkey. The Istanbul native began his professional career as a 16-year-old wing with Pertevnyal in the 2013-14 season. He appeared in 23 games and averaged 4.2 points. The following season, he moved up to the first-tier team with Anadolu Efes. He helped the team win the Turkish Cup in his first season and averaged 5.3 points while hitting 43.8 percent of his three-pointers. Korkmaz was named an All-Star in all three of his seasons in Turkey, and he won a second Turkish Cup in 2017 with Banvit. He was also named the Champions League Best Player in 2017. The 6-foot-7 wing has also represented Turkey in international competition, including the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-16, 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18, and 2015 FIBA World Cup Under-19, where Turkey won a bronze medal and Korkmaz was named to the All-Tournament Team. Korkmaz also played in EuroBasket 2015 and 2017. He was chosen with the 26th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, but he didn't make his NBA debut until the 2017-18 campaign.

Starting for Harris
GPhiladelphia 76ers
February 27, 2021
Korkmaz will start Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports.
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With Tobias Harris (knee) out, Korkmaz will get the nod. In Korkmaz's previous two starts this season, he averaged 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.0 minutes.
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2019

Playing in his third NBA season, Korkmaz appeared in 72 games and made 12 starts -- both career-highs. In a career-best 21.7 minutes per game, Korkmaz established new career-highs in points (9.8 PPG) and rebounds (2.3 RPG) per game, as well as field-goal percentage (43.0%) and three-point percentage (40.2%). Korkmaz had his first 20-point game of the season against the Suns on Nov. 4, adding five rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes. He poured in a career-high 34 points against the Grizzlies on Feb. 7, hitting a career-high seven threes on nine attempts. He also crossed the 30-point threshold against the Bulls on Feb. 9, finishing with 31 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals. In another win over Chicago on Jan. 17, Korkmaz hit six three-pointers on his way to 24 points in 32 minutes. Over an 11-game stretch from Feb. 1 through Feb. 27, Korkmaz posted 14.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists, while shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc. In the postseason, Korkmaz appeared in all four of the 76ers' first-round contests against the Celtics. In Game 2, Korkmaz posted three points, two assists, one rebound and one steal in 16 minutes.

2018

In his second NBA season, Korkmaz took on a larger role with the 76ers. After averaging 5.7 minutes over 14 games as a rookie, he was bumped to 14.1 minutes over 48 games during the 2018-19 campaign. Korkmaz also started seven contests. For the season, he averaged 5.8 points and 2.2 rebounds on 40.0 percent shooting. The 6-foot-7 guard had 12 double-digit scoring games, nine of which came during a strong 20-game stretch early in the season. From Nov. 28 to Jan. 9, Korkmaz averaged 8.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He may have grown even further in his role if not for a torn meniscus that cost him 23 games. Korkmaz scored 10 points in two games after returning from the injury. He also totaled 19 points over four postseason contests.

2017

Your prototypical draft-and-stash prospect, Korkmaz arrived on the scene in Philadelphia a little over a year after being selected No. 26 overall. The Turkish import got into 14 games for the Sixers. He made his NBA debut and hit his first career bucket in a loss to Golden State on Nov. 11. Korkmaz saw action in a stretch of four straight contests from Nov. 20 to 27. His season high in minutes (19:48) came in a tight loss to New Orleans on Dec. 10. In that game, Korkmaz tallied five points, three rebounds and an assist. He also hit his first NBA three-pointer. With Korkmaz just 19 years of age and playing his first NBA season in a new country, the Sixers were comfortable letting him watch and learn for most of his rookie campaign. Expect him to receive significantly more run moving forward. He has the size (6-foot-8) all teams covet in their guards.

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Transaction History
  • June 23, 2016
    Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft.
  • July 4, 2017
    Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • July 26, 2019
    Signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
The 76ers picked Korkmaz as a late-first-round draft-and-stash prospect in 2016. Korkmaz is a 19-year-old shooting guard from Turkey – a country that has been a major source of international NBA talent for years. Korkmaz is 6-foot-8, but only weighs 185 pounds. He is a good rebounder for a shooting guard, but most of his potential comes from his jumpshot – he shot 46.6 percent from behind the international three-point line last season. He still needs to add strength and ball-handling skills, but he has potential to develop into an average or low-end NBA starter. Given the current state of his development, along with the deep talent pool ahead of him, he is unlikely to see much court time, and could be a candidate to spend some time in the G-League.
With their third pick of the first round in the 2016 NBA Draft, the 76ers decided to go the draft-and-stash route by selecting the 18-year-old Korkmaz, a shooting guard from Turkey. The nation has been a wellspring of international NBA talent for over a decade, but Korkmaz is one of the few guards from Turkey to emerge as a first-round talent. Though he had an up-and-down 2015-16 season with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League, with whom he averaged 4.3 points over 11.5 minutes per game, the 6-foot-7 shooting guard still carries some promise, almost entirely due to his proficiency from downtown. At this point in his development, Korkmaz remains more of a catch-and-shoot threat than a player who can create his own shot, so his skills aren't likely to be optimized unless he's playing alongside a capable point guard. Korkmaz will need to add more strength and develop his handle in order to remain a long-term fixture in the league, but due to his lack of explosive athletic ability and defensive shortcomings, it doesn't appear the 6-foot-7 wing has much of a ceiling beyond that of an average NBA starter. Even so, his advanced shooting skills relative to most players his age at least provides him with a good foundation to work with, and that skill might ultimately be enough for him to carve out an Anthony Morrow-type career as sniper off the bench once he eventually arrives in North America.
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Joins starting five
GPhiladelphia 76ers
February 23, 2021
Korkmaz will start Tuesday's game against the Raptors, Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice.com reports.
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Cedes rotation spot to rookie
GPhiladelphia 76ers
February 23, 2021
Philadelphia head coach Doc Rivers hinted Sunday after the 76ers' 110-103 loss to the Raptors that Korkmaz has lost his spot in the rotation to Isaiah Joe, Marc Narducci of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "It's just a look. I mean everyone earns their minutes," Rivers said of Joe. "It is always a fair competition. Right now, we're going with Isaiah."
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Scoreless in 21 minutes
GPhiladelphia 76ers
February 16, 2021
Korkmaz was held scoreless (0-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt) in Monday's loss to the Jazz.
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Coming off bench Satruday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
February 6, 2021
Korkmaz will come off the bench Saturday versus the Nets.
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Stuffs stat sheet in spot start
GPhiladelphia 76ers
February 4, 2021
Korkmaz had 13 points (5-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals across 38 minutes in Thursday's loss against the Trail Blazers.
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