After a career-year coming off the Philadelphia 76ers bench last season, Furkan Korkmaz looked forward to building on his surprising emergence under new Sixers head coach Doc Rivers. While Rivers had plenty to rave about when it came to the Sixers’ starting lineup, he consistently talked up his key bench players too, which happened to be Shake Milton and Korkmaz.
“I wouldn’t say he’s in a slump,” Harris said after Sunday night’s game, where Korkmaz played just two minutes. “Furk is a great shooter for our team. I never consider a guy in a slump when I see the work that he puts in, day after day. We expect him to get back in rhythm when he’s out there and to play and to make great plays.”
Harris might not want to admit his teammate is in a slump, but Doc Rivers can’t afford to pretend Korkmaz isn’t in one.