Furkan Aldemir F PHI 3 weeks ago

Aldemir has attempted more three-pointers in the first two summer league games than he did his entire rookie season.

Aldemir has hit 3-of-6 attempts from deep, an improvement from his 0-of-5 display in 41 games last season. Hitting three-pointers will earn anyone minutes in the rotation; he just needs to prove that two days worth of data isn't a fluke. With the Sixers' frontcourt depth, it's difficult to project meaningful minutes in Aldemir's sophomore season.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 3 weeks ago

Aldemir has started both summer league games at power forward for the 76ers, averaging 5.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.0 assist, and 0.5 steals in 29 minutes per game.

Aldemir has played solid basketball thus far in the summer league. He exploded in Tuesday's game with the Celtics, racking up 14 rebounds and three blocks. Alongside his defensive outburst, Aldemir scored 11 points and, surprisingly enough, went 3-of-5 from three-point territory. If he can continue this type of production on both sides of the ball, Aldemir could see an increase in minutes in the upcoming season on a young, unproven 76ers' roster. Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel should get the bulk of the Sixers' frontcourt minutes next season, but if Joel Embiid (foot) is unable to play, Aldemir could be in line to serve as the primary backup in the frontcourt.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 3 weeks ago

Aldemir has attempted more three-pointers in the first two summer league games than he did his entire rookie season.

Aldemir has hit 3-of-6 attempts from deep, an improvement from his 0-of-5 display in 41 games last season. Hitting three-pointers will earn anyone minutes in the rotation; he just needs to prove that two days worth of data isn't a fluke. With the Sixers' frontcourt depth, it's difficult to project meaningful minutes in Aldemir's sophomore season.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 1 month ago

Aldemir averaged 2.3 points, 0.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 0.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 13 minutes per game for 41 regular season games in 2014-15.

Aldemir came from overseas and formally joined the 76ers in December. He mostly came off the bench, but got to start in April, as the team allowed its younger players to gain experience. Until Joel Embiid fully recovers from his surgery, Aldemir will be able to get minutes at center and possibly slide into the starting lineup. The 23-year-old isn't a real fantasy asset yet, but he'll have the chance to get solid minutes on a depleted 76ers roster in 2015-16.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 4 months ago

Aldemir will likely start at center for the rest of the season, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Speaking after Sunday's loss to the Cavaliers, 76ers coach Brett Brown said he wants to start Aldemir next to Nerlens Noel for the rest of the season. Making just his second start of the year, the Turkish rookie had 11 points and 10 boards in a career-high 27 minutes Sunday afternoon. While Aldemir will likely have a hard time matching those numbers in the coming days, he should be an excellent source of rebounds if he consistently gets minutes in the mid-20s or higher.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 4 months ago

Aldemir will start at center Sunday against the Cavs, Keith Pompey

Aldemir got his first NBA start a couple games ago, but was moved back to the bench for the Sixers' last game, where he never actually got onto the court. When he did start, Aldemir only got 19 minutes, so fantasy players should avoid using Aldemir in both daily and season long leagues even though he's getting another start.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 6 months ago

Aldemir moved back to the bench against the Raptors on Friday and was ultimately never called into action.

Aldemir enjoyed his first-career start Friday against the Knicks but still only played 19 minutes without recording any points. His outlook is pretty bleak, especially now that he's back on the bench, and his limited ownership across all formats should be representative of that notion.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 6 months ago

Aldemir made the first start of his career against the Knicks on Wednesday, although he only played 19 minutes and produced just five rebounds and three blocks.

The Sixers are dealing with numerous injuries that allowed the limited Aldemir to start Wednesday. At 23-years-old, the rookie has never scored more than four points over 16 appearances this season and is barely a viable option in the deepest of leagues.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 6 months ago

Aldemir will make his first NBA start Wednesday against the Knicks, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports.

With Nerlens Noel (illness) and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (knee) both sitting out, Aldemir will get the starting nod in what will be his 16th career NBA game. The Turkey native has seen his playing time vacillate since signing with the Sixers in mid-December, but he's averaging 4.1 rebounds in just 11.1 minutes this month. Aldemir's offensive game is still very much a work in progress, however, so he's best avoided in most formats.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 7 months ago

Aldemir (foot) was available for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers, but played just five minutes and didn't score a single point.

Aldemir had missed the past three games with plantar fasciitis. He's only appeared in two games now this season, and likely won't have a big enough role on the 76ers to be a viable fantasy option.