Furkan Korkmaz Rumors

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Furkan Korkmaz
Furkan Korkmaz
Position: F
Born: 06/27/97
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $1,620,564
Korkmaz praised Embiid for his character and mentioned how much he helped him adapt to the team’s playing style. “Embiid is a really nice, straight person. He fights on the court, he trash talks but really has good intentions. He tries to help everyone. I can say that he took me under his wings after I joined the team. JJ Redick had a play they played with Embiid last year. ‘I want to play it with Furkan this year,’ he [Embiid] said. We added it to the team. I feel that he actually took me under his wing in this kind of things. Apart from that, as I said, he’s a very well-intentioned person. We all look different characters on the court, but when we go off it, we put basketball aside and continue with our normal lives. We all have a different character on the court,” Korkmaz said in an interview with Haberturk.
Korkmaz praised Embiid for his character and mentioned how much he helped him adapt to the team’s playing style. “Embiid is a really nice, straight person. He fights on the court, he trash talks but really has good intentions. He tries to help everyone. I can say that he took me under his wings after I joined the team. JJ Redick had a play they played with Embiid last year. ‘I want to play it with Furkan this year,’ he [Embiid] said. We added it to the team. I feel that he actually took me under his wing in this kind of things. Apart from that, as I said, he’s a very well-intentioned person. We all look different characters on the court, but when we go off it, we put basketball aside and continue with our normal lives. We all have a different character on the court,” Korkmaz said in an interview with Haberturk.
“I always say that. I don’t want to be called just a shooter. I think I can play with the ball and create,” Korkmaz said in an interview with Haberturk. “Apart from my scoring game, I think I can create many plays for my teammates. A slightly different type of basketball is played on the team. Other NBA teams play more pick n’ roll. We are playing more post up or we are playing 1-vs-1 game. Of course, all those add different things to my game. Since day 1 with Efes, I was told that as young players, we first have to take the open shot. Then try to not make any mistakes in defense. The roles start to change a little more as you improve. And when you do those little things, they start to give you more opportunities.”
After a career-high 24 point night in a win over the Chicago Bulls, Korkmaz is happy to still be in a Sixers uniform. “This is why they call it the NBA,” he said. “There’s a lot of stuff going on here, some of them you can control, some of them you cannot control. Right now, I’m happy to be here. I’m happy to be a part of this team. I’m just trying to give my best on the court.”
Storyline: Furkan Korkmaz Trade?
Ben Simmons has played with Korkmaz for all of his NBA career and he is excited to see him improve, especially on the defensive end. “He stayed locked in,” said Simmons. “He hasn’t gone off track if he’s not playing as many minutes. When he gets the opportunity, he’s ready. And defense, he stepped up a lot. He’s had a lot of guys go at him and he’s taken those challenges upon himself to get better and be a better defensive player.”
The third-year veteran wants the team to realize it doesn’t need to trade for a scoring threat off the bench. He’s determined to fulfill that role. “I’m here to compete,” Korkmaz said. “I know that nobody is giving you a jersey and saying, ‘Hey come in and play.’ You have to come get it. “So I know that whenever I step on the court, I’m stepping on the court with that mentality. … Right now, I’m fighting for my jersey.”
“For us, it doesn’t matter who our opponent is, because we are trying to be ourselves. We have a lot of young players, a lot of experienced players, when we step into the court we wanna beat whoever we play against. The USA has a lot of players who can change the game. Today, the game was in our hands. We need to build confidence and be proud of this game”, said Korkmaz. “It really hurts. When the game goes to overtime, it doesn’t matter with how many points you lose. For us the most important thing is to put this game behind and focus on the game against Czech Republic”, he added.
Furkan Korkmaz talked to Fanatik’s Gökhan German about his deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and why he decided to return for the club. “The reason why I stayed in Philadelphia was the departure of (Jimmy) Butler and (JJ) Redick. Their departures created a need for a shooter in the team, and I leaned towards the deal. We had actually been negotiating with different teams during the offseason. Philadelphia was a surprise to me as well, but on the other hand, I am looking at it from a positive perspective. Them calling me back means that I did some good things, left some marks on people over here”, Korkmaz stated.
Philadelphia 76ers swingman Furkan Korkmaz talked about the reasons the 2018-2019 season has been “really tough” for him. “I was the first guy who asked to be traded. Then six-seven players left and I stayed the whole season. It was a really tough season for me to get used to everything and deal with all this stuff,” Korkmaz said in his season exit interview, per Dave Uram. “And then I started to play. That’s the NBA. I started to play after the trade happened.”
Storyline: Furkan Korkmaz Free Agency
According to Osman, there are high hopes this year for Turkey, which also rosters NBA players Ersan Ilyasova and Furkan Korkmaz. Former Cavalier Semih Erden and Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Scottie Wilbekin are also expected to play, rounding out the squad’s top five. “I feel like we can go further (than in the past),” said Osman, who helped Turkey advance to the quarterfinals before losing to Lithuania in 2014. “I feel we can go top 8. If we finish second in group we are going to play against probably Greece or Brazil in the next round. It will be really tough and we will see. We will try to do something big and it won’t be easy. It’s pretty exciting.”
Furkan Korkmaz received his answer. Now the 76ers reserve guard wants to move on. Sources have said the Turkish player requested to be traded because of lack of playing time. Asked to confirm that Tuesday, Korkmaz said he would wait to see if the Sixers would exercise his $2.03 million third-year option. They declined to do so before Wednesday’s deadline. As a result, he’ll become a free agent July 1.
Storyline: Furkan Korkmaz Free Agency
The Sixers said earlier in the week that they hadn’t decided whether they were going to exercise the $2.03 million third-year team option on his contract. The team is considering trading him. A source said Korkmaz wants to be traded because he is not playing much. He would not confirm nor deny that on Tuesday. One reason for not picking up Korkmaz’s deal is to save an extra $2.03 million in salary-cap room and have an extra roster spot for free agents.
Storyline: Furkan Korkmaz Free Agency
A source said Korkmaz wants to be traded over lack of playing time. He would not confirm nor deny that on Tuesday. “First of all, I want to see what the team is going to say to me,” Korkmaz said. “I’m waiting for them to tell me, ‘We are going to pick up your option’ [or] ‘We are not going to pick up your option.’ Then I want to think about it. I want to play. I just want to play.”