Furkan Korkmaz wants to be on the court.
The 21-year-old guard is seeking more playing time and wants the 76ers to trade him, according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, which cites an unidentified source. Korkmaz was on the floor for just 26 minutes in his team’s first seven games this season.
The second-year player, who is a native of Turkey, did not confirm the Inquirer’s report Tuesday. But, he did not deny it, either.
“I just left my country to come here and to play here,” Korkmaz told the Inquirer. “I just want to play. Then I feel like I’m ready to play. That’s why I’m looking for an opportunity to play.”
“This is my second year. I just need to play.”
Korkmaz averaged 5.7 minutes and 1.6 points in just 14 appearances in 2017-18. He has connected on two of his five field goal attempts this season.
The 76ers still haven’t decided whether to pick up Korkmaz’s $2.03 million third-year team option, according to the report.
“First of all, I want to see what the team is going to say to me,” Korkmaz said. “I’m waiting for them to tell me, ‘We are going to pick up your option’ (or) ‘We are not going to pick up your option.’ Then I want to think about (my options).”
Philadelphia originally selected Korkmaz with the 26th pick in the 2016 draft. He joined the team before the 2017-18 season.