WILMINGTON, Del.–The Philadelphia 76ers have two games left on the preseason docket beginning with Monday’s matchup with the Brooklyn Nets on the road. That gives coach Nick Nurse two more games to decide on his rotation as the team now moves forward.
One guy who Nurse hasn’t been able to see in a game yet is veteran Furkan Korkmaz. The 6-year veteran out of Turkey has been dealing with a leg strain and he has yet to play in the preseason while others have been able to audition for Nurse.
After Saturday’s Blue X White scrimmage in Delaware, Nurse gave an update on Korkmaz’s status as the team was able to practice before the scrimmage.
“He went through the non-contact part and then he went through a pretty rigorous conditioning testing after that,” Nurse of Korkmaz. “I think the plan is for him to be live tomorrow (Sunday) and get him ready to play in the game on Monday at this point. Barring any setbacks tonight or tomorrow off of today’s workout.”
Korkmaz is a proven shooter in this league and he is somebody the Sixers can count on off their bench. If he can give it a go on Monday, then that will give him his opportunity to show Nurse that he deserves some minutes in the rotation.