By Antonis Stroggylakis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Philadelphia 76ers swingman Furkan Korkmaz aspires to establish himself as a staple in the rotation of his team in the upcoming season and see far more action than he did in 2017-2018.
Korkmaz played in 14 matches with the Sixers in the previous season, averaging a mere 5.7 minutes per game. Following some notable performances in the Summer League (16.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists over 25 minutes per game, including a 40-point game vs. the Boston Celtics), the 21-year-old Turkish wing believes that his time has come to be a regular in his team’s active roster and get some significant time on the court.
“I want to be in the rotation this year. I want to play in every game for 5, 10, 20 minutes. I cannot specify the number of course but I think I have something to say in the NBA. I believe this season will be different than the last one,” Korkmaz said in an interview to Turkish beIN Sports.
Korkmaz also commented on how there might be some new powers rising in the Eastern Conference with Lebron James signing with the L.A. Lakers.
“I think our chances of success are increased with LeBron leaving the East. There is going to be a different kind of competition in the East now,” Korkmaz said.