Furkan Korkmaz Rumors

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Furkan Korkmaz
Furkan Korkmaz
Position: F
Born: 06/27/97
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Salary: $1,465,920
Furkan Korkmaz will play for Turkey in the U-20 European Championship, after all. The 76ers rookie will board an 11-hour flight to Germany on Saturday. From there, he’ll take a four-hour flight to Greece to join his Turkish teammates. The tournament, which will begin Saturday, runs through July 23. After that, Korkmaz will play for the Turkish senior team in Eurobasket 2017 from Aug. 31 to Sept. 17, if he’s selected.
Storyline: Eurobasket
Korkmaz was also excited because he had waited more than a year for this moment. As a result, nerves could have factored into his performance. The Sixers drafted him 26th overall in 2016. However, he was still under contract with Turkish team Anadolu Efes. Korkmaz was recently able to buy his way out of that deal. That’s what enabled him to sign with the Sixers. “I don’t want to say any excuse,” Korkmaz said. “But it was possible that I was on the trip, etc. I will be good tomorrow.”