The Mercury (Pottstown, PA)

Korkmaz reups with 76ers for 3 more years


The news has been out for a week that Furkan Korkmaz planned to return to the 76ers. Monday, the club made it official.

Daryl Morey, the 76ers president of basketball operations, announced team has re-signed the 6-7 guard. Terms were not disclosed but Korkmaz agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal, according to multiple reports.

“We’re thrilled that Furkan is returning to the 76ers,” Morey said in a statement. “His work ethic and commitment have helped him evolve into a highlevel rotation player in the NBA. He’s proven to be a dangerous three-point threat and he continues to make great strides as a defender thanks to his length and size. We’re excited for Furkan’s future here.”

Korkmaz appeared in 55 games last season with 11 starts. He averaged 9.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and a career-best 1.5 assists while playing 19.3 minutes per game. In 44 games as a reserve, Korkman tallied 8.2 points per game and led the reserves with 71 3-point field goals.

The 76ers took Korkmaz with the 26th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. In four seasons his playing time has grown steadily. He is averaging 8.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists while shooting .377 percent from 3-point range in 189 career games.

On Sunday, Morey announced that the team re-signed Rayjon Tucker and undrafted free agent Aaron Henry to two-way contracts. Terms were not disclosed.

Tucker, a 6-3 guard, split time with the 76ers and the Delaware Blue Coats, their G-League affiliate. Tucker averaged 2.4 points in 14 games with the 76ers and posted 19.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 points in 15 games with the Blue Coates. He was eighth in the GLeague in scoring.

Henry is a 6-6 forward out of Michigan State. He led the Spartans in scoring (15.4), assists (3.6), steals (1.3) and minutes (32.6), while finishing tied for the team lead in rebounding at 5.6 per game in 2020-21. Henry scored in double figures in 26 of his 28 appearance­s.

76ERS 95, MAVERICKS 73 >>

Tyrese Maxey scored 19 of his 21 points in the first half to help build a 26-point lead, and Philadelph­ia cruised from there in a victory over Dallas.

Isaiah Joe had 15 points fueled by 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range, where Maxey hit three of six. Jaden Springer, Philadelph­ia’s top draft pick at 28th overall, scored 11 points along with Braxton Key.

Tyrell Terry, a late firstround pick last year for Dallas, scored 22 points in his first action since a long leave of absence for personal reasons during his rookie season.

Second-year man Josh Green, who is on Dallas’ Summer League roster after competing for bronze medal-winning Australia in the Tokyo Olympics, didn’t play.

Rayjon Tucker had 12 for the Sixers, who led by 38 in the third quarter.

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