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2016 Liberty Ballers Community Big Board No. 7: Mid-Lotto Mystery

A wild Furkan appears!

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In perhaps the closest finish you'll ever see in Community Big Board voting, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield snagged the No. 6 slot with an astonishing four vote victory over Wade Baldwin IV. This time, the poll is absolutely closed and there will be no controversy over who actually won.

The question now -- where do we go from here? The "name brand" players from this draft are mostly gone, and the remaining suspects all have detriments to overcome. Jaylen Brown's woes have been well-documented, Marquese Chriss is one of the worst defensive rebounders the first round will have seen in 30 years, and so on. There are arguments to be made for any number of players from here on out, so let's talk about an addition to this round of polling.

Furkan Korkmaz brings the requisite outside stroke (> 41 percent from deep over the last two years) and a bond with The Homie™ Dario Saric, having played with Saric at Anadolu Efes. Korkmaz wouldn't appear stateside for at least a couple years, which is a good thing considering the development his body needs to go through. Additional weight would help mitigate his finishing and defensive question marks a bit.

This would be early for Korkmaz, but the Sixers have a massive hole in the "guys named Furkan" department, so we'll see if voters prioritize that need over best-player-available. Let's get weird, everybody.

1. Ben Simmons - LSU
2. Brandon Ingram - Duke
3. Dragan Bender - Maccabi Tel Aviv
4. Kris Dunn - Providence
5. Jamal Murray - Kentucky
6. Buddy Hield - Oklahoma
7. ?????

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