76ers decline Korkmaz's third year option

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76ers decline Korkmaz's third year option

The 76ers declined Furkan Korkmaz's third year option.

I have to say I found this a bit surprising as I thought he showed some useful skills in Summer League that would warrant him being part of the teamst future. What has happened is Landry Shamet has passed Korkmaz in the rotation and is part of the normal rotation. I imagine that and the 76ers thoughts on injured Zhaire Smith warranted his option being declined.

It does feel a bit like the 76ers are quietly removing the players Bryan Colangelo drafted. Timothe Luwawu Cabarrot was taken in the same draft and was dealt in the summer. It makes me wonder how much patience the team will have with Marielle Fultz. The only exception with the picks Colangelo made would be Ben Simmons who was the unanimous #1 overall choice in his draft. He won't be leaving the 76ers anytime soon unless he goes full diva and demands a trade or else he'll sit out.


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This is what happens when you

This is what happens when you tank and load up with draft picks. While Hinkie was there they had something like 15 to 20 draft picks over 4 or 5 years.

Its not football, you can only put 5 on the court. He turned 21 this year and spent his time rotting on the bench.

I like Korkmaz, since my Pistons missed out on Hezonja, I hope they target Korkmaz....

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Pistons need to take a shot

Pistons need to take a shot on a young player like him with potential. They can't do any worse. Ideally he'd take Stanley's minutes. If he proves he can shoot with consistency he'll be a steal. Maybe all he needs is opportunity?

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I really really don't get it.

I really really don't get it. There are loads of players who can play in the NBA. They just don't get enough minutes. They play 82 games a season, they could easily have given him 15 games of 15 to 20 mins. You cant get rythym playing 3 or 4 minutes here and there

Korkmaz has the talent, as always i will be keeping an eye on him...

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He wants a trade, surely

He wants a trade, surely someone would offer a second rounder for him.....

https://sixerswire.usatoday.com/2018/10/30/sixers-furkan-korkmaz-trade-r...

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Korkmaz's been completely

Korkmaz's been completely outplayed by Shamet. Plus the Sixers are really high on Zhaire Smith, not to mention Shake Milton. Thus no change on playing time for Korkmaz.

Add to that the fact the Sixers will be in search of a max contract this offseason it better to have then cap space than Korkmaz.

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Revisionist History not fair to Hinkie

Agree or Disagree w/ Hinkie's methods but get them correct & they were not radical - Hinkie modeled his moves on Dannie Aigne in Boston & Golden State by using available Cap Space as a commodity for teams to off load dead salary in exchange for Draft Picks

This was a Major reason Phila landed Ben Simmons b/c in 2016 Phila had the best odds to land the #1 pick in NBA history b/c of a trade Hinkie made w/ Sacramento to get their pick swap in 2016 & 2017 plus their 2019 unprotected 1st round pick (which Boston now owns from the Fultz / Tatum deal)

You can't claim Hinkie stock piled 15 - 20 picks & pretend they were the Cleveland Browns. Hinkie took over a Phila franchise that NO other GM or Asst GM would Touch b/c the previous Sixers GM & Coach jumped into the Andrew Bynum / Dwight Howard deal

Not only did Phila lose 2 solid NBA Starters but they also traded away the player they chose w/ their 2011 - 1st Rnd pick (Nik Vucevik); the 2012 - 1st Rnd pick (Maurice Harkless) Phila also traded their 2017 - 1st Rnd pick AND when the dummy GM realized Bynum was injured they traded their 2015 - 1st Rnd pick too for Arnette Moultree! It was protected but based on their 2012/13 record that pick would have gone thru & this WAS a big reason Hinkie Tanked to hold on to the 2015 & 2017 picks if he could

Plus you are conflated Hinkie's picks w/ Colangelo's AWFUL picks - ALL the Colangelo picks were Acquired by Hinkie but Colangelo was a Disaster! First, No one gives Colangelo credit for Ben Simmons b/c Brayn C was hired w/ ONE game remaining in the 2015/16' season & under Hinkie th eSIxers already had the Bets shot to land that #1 pick %%% odds & that was Hinkie's GOAL - once Embiid re-injured his foot the Summer before Hinkie went ALL in trying to land Ben Simmons in 2016 & the Entire organization knew this & Colangelo I'm sure picks SImmons anyway but he was Told on Day one that Simmons was the pick if Phila landed the #1 pick

The problem was Colangelo's performance w/ the Other 6 1st Rnd picks Hinkie left Colangelo over the next 3 seasons. In 2016, Colangelo pick Luwawu & Korkmaz at #24 & #26 - Neither of whom can play a lick in the NBA -

Chosen just a couple picks AFTER those 2 Stiffs were Pascal Siakam, Dejounte Murray & Malcom Brogdon!!!!

Now I am REALLY gonna blow your mind! That was 2016 - one year lter in 2017 w/ Phila DESPERATELY needing Guards & Wings who can SHOOT Colangelo does the Outrageously Bad Fultz for Tatum & Kings 2019 pick - But that's NOT all - Colangelo than Drafts Anzeis Pasecniks at #25 w/ Kyle Kuzma & Josh Hart on the board!!!

It gets WORSE! Pasecniks is a 7 foot Euro BUM & Phila's already had the Best young Big in Joel Embiid.

I've always heard that Adam Silver put Jerry Colangelo in Phila b/c he KNEW he put his trust fund brat speciual ed kid Bryan at the GM spot once he pushed Hinkie out. Silver wanted to ruin the Sixers Rebuild b/c it looked like they were building a Monster. In just 2 Years Colangelo completely drove that Sixers train off the tracks - b/c they are a good team but they ain't goin No Where w/ ALL those Missed 1st Rnd picks

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I call Ben Simmons

I call Ben Simmons Colangelo's pick because Hinkie left at that point and Colangelo was in charge of the pick. That being said I'm certain Hinkie would have made choice and Hinkie put the team in position to get Simmons.

Bryan Colangelo did a horrible job drafting which for the exception of Amare Stoudemire and DeMar DeRozan he's always done a horrible job drafting. Colangelo was a horrid GM and a horrid hire and he messed the 76ers up so much in almost no time at all.

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Philly missed on a lot but

Philly missed on a lot but they hit on some important ones - Simmons, Embiid, Saric and possibly Shamet have covered the poor decisions in taking Fultz, Okafor and some other late firsts. Nerlens Noel you can excuse as it was a terrible draft where the ones who succeeded were not projected in the top 6 by anyone.

Now what? I agree that a team like Detroit should swoop in and take Korkmaz, but what about Fultz? Do you move him yet? I think you have to decide it's either him or Simmons at one point, even if they start shooting the ball.

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I personally couldn't move

I personally couldn't move Fultz yet as he has practically no value at the moment. I still think he has hope as an off the bench scorer, but if a truly good deal was made for Fultz I imagine the 76ers would pull the trigger.

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Is there is any link for that? can't find it anywhere else and wanted to share the story in another forum

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Will Korkmaz be the next

Will Korkmaz be the next Aaron Afflalo ? 27th pick overall in the 2007 draft who rotted away on the Pistons bench, before finding another team - peaked with 15-18ppg for 4-5 seasons and was a career 39% 3 point shooter...

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Talent and ?????

r377 is absolutely correct. The history of the NBA is filled with players who were on the wrong team for their style of play, had the wrong coach, and/or were never given an opportunity for whatever reason. Anyone who's followed basketball for a long time has seen examples of players who were glued to the bench on Team A and after being released or traded, they thrived with Team B.

We then ask ourselves why that player didn't succeed with Team A. What was the difference? The answer is Team B and the coach gave the player an opportunity to prove himself he never had on Team A. Nobody can succeed when they sit on the bench.

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