San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

San Antonio Spurs: Pass or pursue 10 role player free agents

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2. Furkan Korkmaz - SG, Philadelphia 76ers

If the Spurs want to find a bargain bin shooter instead of shelling for a guy like Otto, Philadelphia's Furkan Korkmaz is an option. The 6-7 shooting guard out of Turkey is a 37.7 percent shooter from downtown over his four-season career and eclipsed the 40 percent mark in 2019-20.

Korkmaz has had an up-and-down tenure with the Sixers but has been a serviceable bench player, showing up in all but one game in the 2019-20 season. The Spurs have also seen him do damage firsthand, as he lit them up for 17 points on 4-for-7 shooting from deep that November.

With all that said, I can't help but flashback to Marco Belinelli when I watch Furkan. It's not just that he's a deep threat from overseas, but his defense also leaves a bit to be desired. Sixers Head Coach spoke about it at the end of March:

"I think he’s been inconsistent, honestly,” said coach Doc Rivers. “He’s up and down. Tonight wasn’t one of his better nights on either end, but he’s working at it."

Although he'd be a cheap shooting option, I think the Spurs could find others out there that offer a bit more defensive resistance.

Verdict: Pass

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