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Tom Moore: #Sixers Bryan Colangelo: ‘It’s looking more likely Furkan Kormaz will come (to the #76ers) this year based on our own desires.’
“I want to be an NBA player,” Korkmaz said Monday. “It’s my dream.” Korkmaz played for Anadolu Efes in the Turkish League last year and has a $2 million buyout for this season. Since he would only earn $1.4 million from his 2017-18 NBA contract and the Sixers are only permitted to contribute $675,000, he would essentially not get paid for the year.
“Some (Sixers fans) who live in Philly, they are texting me ‘We need you. We need shooters,’ ” Korkmaz said. “I really appreciate them. I think my best ability is shooting, but this is basketball and you need to do all the stuff. I am working on my weakest parts.”
“He’s a good one,” Sixers director of basketball operations Vince Rozman said of Korkmaz. “We’re excited to have him. He has a lot of layers, I think, to his game — more than people think. He can put the ball on the floor a little bit. He’s a pretty good passer. He’s confident for how old he is (19).”