Philadelphia 76ers: 3 potential Furkan Korkmaz trades in 2022

Philadelphia 76ers, Furkan Korkmaz (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers, Furkan Korkmaz (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /
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Philadelphia 76ers, Furkan Korkmaz (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Let’s be honest, last season is arguably the worse that Furkan Korkmaz has ever had. It got to a point where he was benched after being a part of the rotations for the last several seasons. The Philadelphia 76ers appeared to have moved on from the sharpshooter who shot a career-worst 28.9 percent from the 3-point line.

The bad thing for Korkmaz is that it appears the front office has moved on from him instead of giving him another shot. The additions of P.J. Tucker, De’Anthony Melton, and Danuel House Jr. makes Korkmaz expendable. That doesn’t include the expected jump by Isaiah Joe as well.

With that in mind, the Sixers should consider trading the wing player from Turkey. It would be the end of an area considering that he’s the longest-tenured player on the roster outside of Embiid. However, there are three potential trades that the franchise should consider.

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3 potential Korkmaz trades in 2022: Kings backup center

For the first time in a long time, the Philadelphia 76ers don’t have a veteran backup center behind Joel Embiid. They only have Paul Reed and Charles Bassey who have a combined three years of NBA experience.

The Sixers need to sure up the backup center depth behind Embidi and trading for one using Korkmaz’s contract seems like an ideal path for the front office. With that in mind, the Sacramento Kings have a veteran who can help Philly.

It’s hard to believe that Alex Len has already has nine years of NBA experience, but he does and despite flaming out as a lottery pick, Len can provide solid backup center minutes. Last season, he averaged 6.0 points and 4.1 rebounds.

Len’s a solid backup, but he’s not worth Korkmaz alone, that’s why the 2023 second round pick via the Indiana Pacers was sent in this hypothetical deal. The Kings need shorters around De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis so Korkmaz gets a fresh start on a team that needs his skills.