Furkan Korkmaz

Furkan Korkmaz

26-Year-Old GuardG
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Free Agent
2023 Fantasy Outlook
After playing at least 19 minutes in three straight seasons, Korkmaz was limited to just 9.6 minutes per game during the 2022-23 campaign. He finished with averages of 3.8 points and 1.1 rebounds, saddling up for just 37 games. While his role could increase slightly this season, there is almost no way he sees more than about 15 minutes per night. Even when he has landed a sizeable role, his lack of peripheral production severely caps his upside. Outside of some limited streaming appeal, Korkmaz does not need to be rostered anywhere. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the 76ers in August of 2021. Traded to the Pacers in February of 2024. Waived by the Pacers in February of 2024.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

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). 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.

Waived by Indiana
GFree Agent
Not Injury Related
February 8, 2024
The Pacers will waive Korkmaz on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Korkmaz was acquired by the Pacers earlier Thursday in a three-team deal involving the 76ers and Spurs. Once he clears waivers, Korkmaz will be free to sign with a team of his choosing, and perhaps he'll be able to land a minimum-level deal somewhere as an end-of-bench player. However, it's unlikely that he'll have much fantasy value to close out the season.
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How does Furkan Korkmaz compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
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    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
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True Shooting %
51.9%
 
Effective Field Goal %
48.7%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
52.6%
 
Free Throw Rate
26.3%
 
Offensive Rebound %
1.5%
 
Defensive Rebound %
9.6%
 
Total Rebound %
5.5%
 
Assist %
10.7%
 
Steal %
2.0%
 
Block %
0.9%
 
Turnover %
8.3%
 
Usage %
13.5%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
5.8
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.7
 
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Could be option for Cavs
GFree Agent
February 18, 2024
Korkmaz could be an option for the Cavaliers on the buyout market as they look to add another shooter off the bench, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
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The Cavaliers are not expected to make any late additions to their roster since they have a well-established rotation following the returns of Darius Garland and Evan Mobley from their respective injuries. However, a late signing is not ruled out, and if the Cavaliers go that route, they could add a shooter to bolster their bench scoring. Korkmaz was traded from Philadelphia to Indiana near the deadline but was waived almost immediately. He's shooting 35 percent from three-point range this season.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Despite an increase in playing time, Korkmaz took a step back during the 2021-22 season, finishing well outside the top 300. His scoring fell from 9.1 points per game in 2020-21 to just 7.6, thanks in part to a decline in his efficiency from the floor. The 76ers are primed for a big push this season. While Korkmaz should be an every-night part of the rotation, he doesn't offer enough versatility for the coaching staff to have him out there for long stretches. Unless he manages to add a couple more strings to his bow, Korkmaz can be overlooked in most formats.
After three years of improvement, Korkmaz took a small step backward in 2020-21. Last year, the Turkish wing had a small decrease in minutes, points, three-pointers, and rebounds as he battled second-year player Matisse Thybulle for a role on Philadelphia's bench. This summer, it appeared that both Korkmaz and Thybulle had a chance to see extra minutes in 2021-22. But then Philadelphia decided to bring back veteran Danny Green on a two-year contract. Green will probably start at small forward, with Korkmaz and Thybulle again backing up Green. Also of concern is Korkmaz's shooting accuracy. After shooting 43.0 percent in 2019-20, Korkmaz returned to 40.1 percent last season. He also drained 37.5 percent of his three-point attempts, which is serviceable, but a decline from 2019-20's 40.2 percent. Considering Green is 34 years old and starting shooting guard Seth Curry is 31, Korkmaz's best chance for a boost in playing time is an injury to either aging veteran. Otherwise, expect modest reserve-level production from Korkmaz this season while keeping an eye on his shooting percentages.
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.
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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Shipped to Indiana
GIndiana Pacers
Not Injury Related
February 8, 2024
The Pacers acquired Korkmaz, Marcus Morris (foot) and two second-round picks from the 76ers on Thursday in exchange for Buddy Hield, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Logs season-high 19 points
GPhiladelphia 76ers
January 31, 2024
Korkmaz chipped in 19 points (6-8 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes during Tuesday's 119-107 loss to Golden State.
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Good to go
GPhiladelphia 76ers
January 9, 2024
Korkmaz (illness) isn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.
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Participates in practice
GPhiladelphia 76ers
Illness
January 8, 2024
Korkmaz (illness) was able to practice Monday, Noah Levick of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Remains out Saturday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
Illness
January 6, 2024
Korkmaz (illness) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Jazz.
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