Furkan Korkmaz’s season was slowed down by a meniscus tear that kept him out for a couple of months, but on a deep Philly roster he provided some wing depth. He averaged 5.8 points per game but shot just 32.8 percent from three on a team that could use a little more stretch from the 6’7″ Korkmaz.
While there were reports of Korkmaz returning to Turkey after the Sixers released him before the start of free agency, Philadelphia has decided to bring him back for another season, according to multiple reports.
Philadelphia enters the season as title contenders, albeit with questions to answer (can Ben Simmons be the playmaker in the halfcourt with two minutes to go in a tied playoff game?). Bringing back Korkmaz does not move the needle on that, but it gives the team depth and a veteran player they can trust, and in the marathon of 82 games that matters.