By Peter Gleason
The Sixers may have lost their first game in the Vegas summer league last night.
But they also may have found a gem of a shooting guard.
Furkan Korkmaz, the 20-year-old guard out of Turkey, made quite a splash, dropping 40 points in the 95-89 loss to the Celtics, the fifth-most in NBA Summer League history, and did so on just 18 shots.
Korkmaz went 10-of-18 from the field, and 8-of-14 from the 3-point line.
“I can say definitely that I don’t rush on the positions [this year],” Korkmaz told Jessica Camerato. “I try to read [the floor] more. I try to see what I can do best in the position. I’ve got more experience than last year, I can say that.”
The 6-7 Korkmaz — who was drafted by the 76ers in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft — saw action in just 14 games for Philly last season, averaging 1.6 points and 0.8 rebounds.