Sixers’ forward Furkan Korkmaz appeared adamant that Turkey NT need to fix their defensive deficiencies before the start of the EuroBasket. After the loss to Greek NT Friday, Korkmaz said his team need to stay together to fix its defensive issues.
Turkey finished its preparation games with a 3-3 record playing against good teams, which are considered among the favorites to be in the Top-3 in the upcoming EuroBasket. Korkmaz, 25, ended up with 22 points, ten rebounds, and one assist in Friday’s loss vs Greece.
“All of our games have been intense and also our opponents have scored a lot of points,” he noted. “We got to fix that. But we have time. We have to stay all together as a team. And we just have to react in the EuroBasket and the World Cup Qualifiers.” (h/t EuroHoops)
Turkey will visit Latvia and host Serbia on 25 and 28 August, respectively. In EuroBasket’s Group A, they are set to face Montenegro, Bulgaria, Georgia, Belgium, and Spain. In latest FIBA Power Rankings, Turkey is sixth in the list.
Turkey wrapped up its preparation on Friday night and now have its sights set on the Basketball World Cup Qualifiers and the EuroBasket coming the next few weeks.