Anadolu Efes Rumors
A deal has been made between Efes and ISTBasket agency, the Turkish agents of the player who are led by former NBA player and EuroLeague legend Mirsad Turkcan, for a smaller buy out. The details of the deal are not yet known, a longterm payment plan is also expcted to be included and Korkmaz is free to sign his NBA contract with the Sixers. In this photo the young guard is signing the buy out deal with Anadolu Efes which opened his road towards the NBA.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Furkan Korkmaz rights-holders Anadolu Efes confirm he will make NBA jump to Sixers. He’s paying over $1.3M to free himself from $2M buyout.
Furkan Korkmaz, similar to Dario Saric’s situation last year, has a buyout in his contract playing professional basketball in his native Turkey that would allow him to join the NBA. But, unlike Saric, who was the No. 12 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Korkmaz went No. 26 in 2016. That means a great deal because Korkmaz’s slotted NBA salary in the 2017-18 season would be $1.22 million. Saric’s, meanwhile, was $2.32 million during his recently completed rookie year with the Sixers after spending two seasons with Anadolu Efes in Istanbul. Since the league limits how much every team can contribute toward a buyout, it might not be financially feasible for the 19-year-old Korkmaz to join the Sixers now.
“I believe he’s got a desire to come (to Philadelphia),” Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo said on Wednesday at the team’s training facility. “He’s actually really long and he’s growing. He might be 6-7, 6-8 now and with ball skills. (He’s a) good decision-maker, shot-maker (and) does a lot of good things — very interesting player.”