Korkmaz's fourth season with the 76ers was a success as the guard made improvements in plenty of aspects of his game, most importantly with his defense. The 23-year-old posted season averages of 9.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.9 steals. The guard hit an impressive 40.1 percent from the field, 73.2 percent from the free-throw line and 37.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Korkmaz played in 55 games and managed 15 starts with an average of 19.3 minutes. One of Korkmaz's best games of the season came on Feb. 23, where the guard matched a career-best seven rebounds to go along with 19 points and two assists in a win. Korkmaz's defense improved significantly from the year prior as he notched 37 games with at least one steal and 13 games with two or more steals. His best defensive performance was on April 10, where Korkmaz snagged a career-best five steals in 31 minutes against the Thunder. In the playoffs, Korkmaz stepped up his play and was able to average 7.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.6 steals in 16.2 minutes. The guard set a playoff career-high 14 points against the Hawks in Game 3 as he made 3-of-6 from three-point range. Overall, Korkmaz finished fifth on his team in steals (0.9) which helped establish his role with the 76ers as a bench scorer who can play exceptional defense.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.
June 23, 2016Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft.
July 4, 2017Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
July 26, 2019Signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.