Korkmaz contributed 15 points (3-8 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 6-7 FT), six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 31 minutes during Monday's 129-112 win over the Hawks. With Ben Simmons (back) sidelined, Korkmaz gained some extra usage off the bench and led the Sixers' second unit in scoring. He could continue to see roughly 30 minutes of work on a nightly basis with Simmons out indefinitely. Korkmaz doesn't have high upside, but he's worth a look in deeper season-long leagues.
Korkmaz went for 17 points (7-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 119-98 loss at Milwaukee. Korkmaz came off the bench once again but logged 26 minutes -- mostly due to Ben Simmons' injury -- and he has played at least 25 minutes in four of his last five games where he's come off the bench. He has also scored 12 or more points four times during that stretch and while he could move to the starting unit if Simmons is forced to miss time due to his recent back problem, it's clear Korkmaz fits better coming off the bench. At least for fantasy purposes, he will still get minutes regardless of any modifications in the rotation moving forward.
Korkmaz may continue to start for the 76ers moving forward, as Al Horford told reporters Wednesday that he expects to come off the bench for the foreseeable future, Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice.com reports. In the 76ers' final game before the break -- a 110-103 home victory over the Clippers -- Horford came off the bench for the first time since his rookie season. Coach Brett Brown subsequently promoted Korkmaz to the starting five. However, he struggled against LA's tough defense, going 0-for-5 from the field for zero points, one rebound and one steal in 23 minutes. Across his 12 starts overall this season, Korkmaz is averaging 8.5 points and 2.4 rebounds. For now, Korkmaz is the favorite to continue getting the nod, though it's always possible that starting spot remains fluid.
Korkmaz will start at small forward in Tuesday's tilt against the Clippers, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The 76ers have opted to switch up their starting lineup by inserting Korkmaz and bringing Al Horford off the bench. It remains to be seen if this is something they will stick with going forward, but for the time being it should increase the 22-year-old's minutes a bit. He has averaged 25.9 minutes per game in 11 starts as opposed to 20.1 in 42 games off the bench.
Korkmaz delivered 31 points (12-17 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, three steals and two assists in 32 minutes during Sunday's 118-111 win over the Bulls. Korkmaz has been absolutely incredible these last two games, combining for 65 points on 25-of-34 from the field and 13-of-20 from beyond the arc. Furthermore, Korkmaz matched his career high in steals in this one, and he's doing all he can to hold off recent additions Glenn Robinson and Alec Burks from eating into his minutes.
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