Furkan Korkmaz Reportedly Heading Back to Turkey

Furkan Korkmaz in Philadelphia
Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

No surprises here, since his contract option was declined, but Furkan is reportedly headed back to Turkey to play with Fenerbahce:

Crappy translation from Turkish site Ajansspor:

Fenerbahce Furkan move in the transfer!

Fenerbahce Beko, who lost the championship in Tahincioglu Basketball Super League to Anadolu Efes but received a big applause despite all the misfortune, is about to finish a flash transfer for the coming season. Allegedly; Fenerbahce reached an agreement with Furkan Korkmaz.

Will add power to Fener

He reached an agreement with Furkan Korkmaz, the youngest star of Turkish basketball, who could not find what he wanted with the Philadelphia 76ers jersey in the NBA and would be released on July 1.

How did Furkan Korkmaz perform?

The transfer is expected to be officially announced soon. He was born in 1997 with 2.01 neck guard 76ers shirt and played 13 games in the last season, 13.8 minutes in the field with an average of 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds had contributed to the statistics. Furkan also plays in the forward position. (Calendar)

Furkan was a 2016 1st round draft pick, number 24 overall. He played the 2016-2017 season with Banvit, on loan from Anadolu Efes, then came over to play for the Sixers in 2017, appearing in 14 games while suffering a Lisfranc injury with the Blue Coats. He appeared in 48 games this past season, his year shortened due to a February meniscus tear.

Korkmaz averaged 4.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 62 career NBA games at 12.2 minutes per.

We’ll always have his 40 point Summer League game to look back on:

 

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5 Comments

  • Kink-shaming in 2019 June 24, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Let’s be honest that Turkish writer is more coherent than some of the stuff I’ve seen here. Too bad they don’t give betting advice or I’d leave CB entirely. As for Korkmaz, terrible draft pick from an idiot front office.

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  • no one cares June 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Attempting to make the NBA into the NFL with the year round coverage is a big mistake

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  • Cb breakdown June 24, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    50% of content is lifted from WIP/97.5

    25% of content is useless gambling “insight”

    25% of content is stuff people already saw on Twitter

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    • Kink-shaming in 2019 June 24, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      And anymore 0% is Radio Wars posts that draw a wider audience than 5(?) alleged trolls.

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  • Furkan Furkan' Aldemir June 25, 2019 at 7:49 am

    C-Ya, don’t wanna b-ya!

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