Who the Orlando Magic could target for a trade in the Atlantic Division

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Furkan Korkmaz, Philadelphia 76ers
Furkan Korkmaz has carved out a role as a sharpshooter for the Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images) /

Philadelphia 76ers: Furkan Korkmaz

Furkan Korkmaz may have had a disastrous postseason in the series loss to the Boston Celtics, scoring just three points across four games which all came from the free-throw line, but his regular-season play showed plenty of promise.

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking for a way to start competing again following a hugely disappointing first-round exit against the Boston Celtics and could be tempted to move some pieces around, especially after the exit of head coach Brett Brown.

Korkmaz had his third season with the franchise after being drafted 26th back in 2016. He has seen his minutes continue to increase and he has developed as a player, averaging 9.8 points per game this season.

The 23-year-old is a good three-point shooter, averaging two per game in the 2020 season and made 40.2-percent of his attempts. The Magic’s future at shooting guard is uncertain and the team needs more deep shooting which Korkmaz would help out with.

His playoff form was concerning but there is plenty of upside to his game. His $1.7 million a year deal runs until the end of next season so he could be a good option off the bench for Orlando.

The Magic do not have a lot of player assets to tempt the 76ers with at that price level. Melvin Frazier Jr. does not have the proven record of contributing as much as Furkan Korkmaz but still has the potential to improve given he is just 24.

Should Orlando activate their team option for Frazier, they could then move him on for a more proven bench scorer with good shooting range. Unfortunately, the front office would likely need to give up more, perhaps a second-round pick or two.