NBA Trade Rumors, Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Trade Rumors: Furkan Korkmaz trade request is an opportunity for the Sixers

Furkan Korkmaz of the Sixers has requested a trade. In a sign of the times, a player registering DNP has wanted to be traded after not playing.

In what seems to be a sign of the times, Furkan Korkmaz, who has currently been registering DNPs for the last couple of games (he did play register two minutes against the Spurs but that was in garbage time) and has only played in 25 games this season, has requested a trade out of Philly due to lack of playing time.

Korkmaz who has been playing in the NBA for the last six seasons wants to keep playing past these next two seasons. By not showcasing his skills around the league (as he doesn’t have playing time), he is jeopardizing his future career in the NBA. Currently, he has $10 million dollars left on his contract over the next two seasons. Korkmaz will probably be traded anyways from the Sixers as his salary will be used to match money in trades.

Where could the 76ers trade Furkan Korkmaz?

Korkmaz will most likely be used to salary match in a trade with Matisse Thybulle, so the Sixers can make a move to upgrade their bench depth. The Sixers need to upgrade their bench and these players could be a part of a trade does it.

In the unlikely event that Korkmaz isn’t used as a salary in a trade, he will probably be traded to a team who will trade a second-round pick. As the team will be taking on salary for next season and he was registering DNPs for Philly, the Sixers will not get anything in real value in return unless Philadelphia uses him as salary to match in trades.

One place he could end up in is Utah. A Korkmaz swap for Vanderbilt does make sense if the Sixers are able to add first-round pick compensation to the trade. If the Sixers are looking to upgrade in talent in a trade with Korkmaz, it will require a first-round pick in any deal as Korkmaz has no real trade value.

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