4 Young players for Philadelphia 76ers to develop, 3 to give up on

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Give up on: Furkan Korkmaz

During the 2016 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Furkan Korkmaz as an intriguing international wing prospect with potential. Before making the jump to the NBA in 2017, Korkmaz decided to play one more season overseas. After a shaky first couple of years with the Sixers once he finally made the jump, it appeared that Kokmaz found his footing in year three in which he averaged 10 points per game on 40 percent shooting from 3-point range.

Since then, however, Korkmaz has seen his role with the team diminish slowly but surely. Last season with the Sixers, Korkmaz only appeared in 37 games and averaged less than 10 minutes per contest. Heading into the final year of his contract with the Sixers, you can make the strong argument that it’s probably in the best interest of both sides to move on.

Not to mention that it was reported a few months ago that Korkmaz “requested” a trade from the Sixers. At least for now, Korkmaz is still on the roster. However, with the uncertainty that revolves around James Harden and potentially Tobias Harris, there’s at least a fair chance that he does end up being moved as part of either of those potential trade packages before the start of the season.