Atlanta Hawks: 12 Potential Targets in Free Agency

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Furkan Korkmaz

Furkan Korkmaz of the Philadelphia 76ers played solid minutes for his team in his second year in the league, before tearing his meniscus in February, which ended his season.

Before that unfortunate injury, Korkmaz was showcasing a surprising breadth of skills, including creation off the dribble and decent passing. Though Korkmaz’s calling card is his shooting skill, he was never quite able to get his feet under him fully on his jumper, leading to a subpar 33 percent clip from beyond the arc for the season.

Despite that, he was able to drop a 40-burger in Summer League, so there’s that:

At 6-foot-7 but with a fairly thin frame (190 pounds) Korkmaz split his time between the two guard, small forward and power forward spots, though he was primarily employed as a three by the Sixers. If the Atlanta Hawks were to take an interest in him this offseason, that is likely where he would be deployed by Lloyd Pierce as well.

With good size and length and the ability to create shots and make plays with the ball in his hands, Korkmaz would likely be given a fair run with an Atlanta team that tends to rely on only a few players to reliably create offense.

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So there you have it! Are there any other plays you’d prioritize? What about anyone we missed? Let us know in the comments, and thanks for reading! As always, stay tuned to Soaring Down South for plenty more offseason coverage of your Atlanta Hawks.