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Free agent to be Furkan Korkmaz wants to remain with Sixers for long haul

USA Today


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The Philadelphia 76ers still have a lot of work to do in the 2020-21 season before tough decisions have to be made in the offseason, but there is one decision that a future free agent wants to make already. “I look at Philly as my home now. Of course, the season isn’t over and there are the playoffs. For the first time, I’m going to experience the real meaning of free agency. For me, it’s going to be a very different experience. Of course, I want to stay in Philadelphia. I want to play here for a long period of time.”

This is a far cry from when Korkmaz was going to go back to Turkey after the 2018-19 season.

“How the team finishes the season, what the summer is going to bring, nobody knows,” he added. “That’s why it’s difficult to give guaranteed answers. It doesn’t only depend on me wanting to stay here, but what the organization wants. That’s why we have to wait until the summer to get an answer.”

The important part now is making sure that he and everybody else is focused on the playoffs when they begin on May 22.

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