Philadelphia 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz has requested a trade, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
Korkmaz, 25, has played in 25 games this season and is on pace to appear in the fewest games in any of his six NBA seasons since his rookie campaign. The 6-foot-7 wing, a career 35.4% 3-point shooter, has played in three of Philadelphia’s past 12 games — and for less than three minutes in each.
Korkmaz, who is in the second year of a three-year, $15 million deal, is averaging 3.8 points this season.
Philadelphia sits in third place in the Eastern Conference, 2½ games back of the East-leading Boston Celtics, whom the 76ers play Wednesday night (7:30 ET, ESPN).
Daryl Morey, Philadelphia’s president of basketball operations, has a history of being aggressive at the trade deadline. The 76ers are sitting a little more than $1 million over the NBA’s luxury-tax line.
News of the trade request was first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.