Furkan Korkmaz, the Sixers pick at No. 26 in last month's NBA draft, will not be joining the team this season, a source confirmed to CSN's Jessica Camerato.
Korkmaz will remain with Anadolu Efes, the same team in Turkey that Dario Saric has played for since 2014.
Because of buyout rules, it was assumed that Korkmaz, 18, would spend the season overseas. He averaged just 8.8 minutes in 19 games with Anadolu Efes last year and needs more time to mature physically and on the court.
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While Korkmaz is not coming over, it continues to look like Saric will. Eurohoops.net translated a Saric quote last week that he is "going back home and then to the USA for the Sixers." The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Sunday that Saric is expected to sign a deal with the Sixers while they're in Las Vegas for the summer league.
On the broadcast of the Sixers' summer league game Sunday, Bryan Colangelo said "hopefully" in reference to Saric's presence on the team next season.