With training camp right around the corner for the Philadelphia 76ers, now is the time for players to begin gearing up for what they hope will be a successful 2022-23 season leading into a deep playoff run.
Reserve guard Furkan Korkmaz is competing in EuroBasket 2022 for his native country of Turkey. On Thursday, Korkmaz had some big plays as Turkey knocked off Montenegro 72-68 in their opener.
Korkmaz only had nine points, but he had five in the final minute including a deep shot at the buzzer to really put the exclamation point on the win. Korkmaz and fellow NBA guard, Cedi Osman, came up clutch for Turkey late in the win.
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The Sixers now hope that Korkmaz can carry this over to the NBA game. The veteran shot only 28.9% from deep in the 2021-22 season as he took a big step back in production. In order to have success in the upcoming season, Philadelphia will need everybody to produce on the floor.
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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire