Korkmaz had 19 points (6-14 FG, 6-13 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in Monday's win over the Pacers. The Sixers moved Korkmaz back to the bench after he started Saturday's game, and he responded with one of his best games of the season. In just 23 minutes, Korkmaz drained a season-high six threes, while adding out-of-the-ordinary contributions on the defensive end. Entering Monday, the wing had not blocked a shot since opening night back on Dec. 23.
Korkmaz will come off the bench Monday against the Pacers, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The 23-year-old received the start Saturday in place of Tobias Harris (knee), but Mike Scott will start Monday with Harris still sidelined. Korkmaz could still see increased minutes off the bench for the Sixers.
Korkmaz will start Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports. With Tobias Harris (knee) out, Korkmaz will get the nod. In Korkmaz's previous two starts this season, he averaged 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.0 minutes.
Korkmaz will start Tuesday's game against the Raptors, Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice.com reports. Coach Doc Rivers indicated Sunday the 23-year-old had fallen out of the rotation, but the young guard will end up receiving the start with Seth Curry (ankle) unavailable. Korkmaz, Isaiah Joe and Shake Milton figure to benefit from Curry's absence.
Philadelphia head coach Doc Rivers hinted Sunday after the 76ers' 110-103 loss to the Raptors that Korkmaz has lost his spot in the rotation to Isaiah Joe, Marc Narducci of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "It's just a look. I mean everyone earns their minutes," Rivers said of Joe. "It is always a fair competition. Right now, we're going with Isaiah." Joe played 12 minutes off the bench in the loss, while Korkmaz was limited to only two minutes, his fewest in any game since he returned from a left adductor strain Jan. 20. Rivers' plan to phase out Korkmaz doesn't come as a major surprise, given that the long-distance specialist is shooting 37 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from three-point range on the season. With Korkmaz' contract set to expire after the season, the 76ers could look to move him before the trade deadline, if Joe and second-year player Matisse Thybulle are both able to lock down second-unit roles on the wing.
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