Furkan Korkmaz Dunks as Darth Vader for Some Reason

The best thing you’ll see today. You can find anything in the dark depths of YouTube.

Korkmaz signed with the Sixers yesterday, with the Sixers buying him out of his Anadolu Efes contract for $1.3 million after taking him in the first round of the 2016 draft. Korkmaz averaged 10.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game this past season, and was awarded the Best Young Player in the Basketball Champions League.

Korkmaz weighs less than me, and he has 7 inches on me. Needless to say, it might be some time before you see Korkmaz impacting the Sixers. All signs point to G-League for Korkmaz’ early career on American soil, especially given that Korkmaz projects to be a shooting guard, wing type player in the NBA and the Sixers are already rostering JJ Redick, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Nik Stauskas (maybe not for long) and Justin Anderson (maybe not either.) But that’s fine: Furkan is only 19 and still filling out. There’s no reason to rush the young, athletic, promising wing. He’s flashed an impressive ability to play above the rim as well as 3 PT shooting, shooting nearly 50% on threes.

As far as I can tell, it is still unclear whether or not Korkmaz will play in tonight’s summer league matchup, or at all during either the Utah or Vegas summer leagues. You can check out his Draft Express profile here.


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