Sixers Guard Requests Trade

This won't have quite the same impact on the Philadelphia 76ers as the Ben Simmons trade demand once did, but the team now has another guard who wants out. 

According to Sixers Insider Keith Pompey, Furkan Korkmaz has requested a trade by this Thursday's deadline.  

Korkmaz has been a forgotten man in coach Doc Rivers' rotation this season, appearing in only 25 games, and averaging the lowest minutes (10.2) and points (3.8) since his rookie season. 

Sources have told Pompey that the 25-year-old was informed that "the Sixers will try to package him in a deal."

Last month, in the midst of another string of DNP-CDs, the sixth-year guard told the Philadelphia Inquirer, "For me, the best thing that I can say is I want to be happy, you know? I want to be on the court. And whatever they think is working with the team, that's fine with me."

Korkma is in a tough situation, as the Sixers are winning without him contributing, and he's stuck being the likes of Tyrese Maxey, De'Anthony Melton, Shake Milton, and even Matisse Thybulle (who the Sixers are also trying to move) on the depth chart. 

He's in the second year of a 3-year, $15M contract. 

Philly is looking for a backup center on the trade market, and perhaps they can use Korkmaz in a deal of that nature. He has career marks of 7.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in about 18 minutes of action per game. He has a 35.4% mark from three-point range. 

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