Furkan Korkmaz: I stayed with the Sixers because of the departures of Butler and Redick

2019-08-06T11:42:46+00:00 2019-08-06T11:42:46+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

06/Aug/19 11:42


Sixers’ need for a shooter in the wake of Butler’s and Redick’s departure convinced Furkan Korkmaz to return to the club next season.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Furkan Korkmaz talked to Fanatik’s Gökhan German about his deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and why he decided to return for the club.

“The reason why I stayed in Philadelphia was the departure of (Jimmy) Butler and (JJ) Redick. Their departures created a need for a shooter in the team, and I leaned towards the deal. We had actually been negotiating with different teams during the offseason. Philadelphia was a surprise to me as well, but on the other hand, I am looking at it from a positive perspective. Them calling me back means that I did some good things, left some marks on people over here”, Korkmaz stated.

“No one will be coming to me and say ‘here is your 25 minutes, go and play.’ I need to fight for my minutes on the court. Otherwise I could have gotten really good deals in Europe”, added 22-year-old Korkmaz.