Furkan Korkmaz: Every player has ups and downs, I’ve found my role

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Stefan Djordjevic

18/Jan/20 21:42

Eurohoops.net

Furkan Korkmaz believes he’s found his role on the Sixers squad, and Ben Simmons praised him for staying focused and pushing through the challenges

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Furkan Korkmaz has been having trouble figuring out his role with the Philadelphia 76ers but that seems to be changing for the better.

It could best be seen in their last game, against the Chicago Bulls, when Korkmaz banked game-high and career-high 24 points on 6-9 shooting from deep. Korkmaz believes so as well: “Every player has ups and downs in their career, but right now I think I’ve found my role on the team and I just go out there and try to help my teammates get the win,” he said, per Sixers Wire.

And right now at this moment, he’s happy where he is: “This is why they call it the NBA. 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.”

The Sixers guard Ben Simmons has been watching the whole process and he gave some praise to Korkmaz: “He stayed locked in. 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,” Simmons said.

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