Furkan Aldemir F PHI 3 days 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 days 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 3 months ago

Aldemir (foot) will be available against the Trail Blazers on Friday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Aldemir missed three straight games due to plantar fasciitis but appears to be good enough to give it a go Friday. He has played in just one game this season, however, logging two points, two rebounds and one assist in ten minutes. He likely won't see enough minutes to be a viable fantasy option in most leagues.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 3 months ago

Aldemir (foot) is a game-time decision for Friday's contest against Portland, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Aldemir has missed Philadelphia's past three games with plantar fasciitis and will likely make a decision on whether or not to play after the team engages in pregame warmups. If he can't take the court Friday, his next opportunity to make a comeback will be against the Jazz on Saturday.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 3 months ago

Aldemir (foot) will not play Tuesday against the Heat, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Aldemir will remain out of action for the third straight game as he battles plantar fasciitis. The recently signed rookie out of Turkey has appeared in only one game since signing on Dec. 14.

Furkan Aldemir F PHI 3 months ago

Aldemir (Plantar fasciitis) will not play Sunday, Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer reports

After recently signing with Sixers, Aldemir has not been able to get on the practice court. Even if he does get healthy though, he does not figure to have much fantasy value this season.