The Serbian forward informed the Sixers he wanted to remain in Europe. Then, reports broke that he was trying to go to Sacramento.
This means the Sixers have struck out on all three of their coveted A-list off-season additions.
Some intriguing names have been dropped during the search to replace Bryan Colangelo. But this hasn't been a summer for big splashes from the Sixers.
The honorees range from major-league players to local stars in rowing, boxing, track and baseball. Two former Inquirer sportswriters also received the nod.
The 6-foot-10 Serbian forward informed the team this morning that he wants to remain in Europe this coming season.
Morey has been the general manager of the Rockets since 2007.
This announcement comes two weeks after the team re-signed JJ Redick to a one-year deal.
Korkmaz was the Sixers' best player at the NBA Summer League, averaging a team-leading 16.7 points as well as 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1 steal.
Furkan Korkmaz paced the Sixers with 18 points an a game-high four three-pointers.
Korkmaz's three-point play with 3.6 seconds left gave the Sixers a 90-89 lead.
Smith did garner his first major college basketball scholarship until January of his senior year of high school.
The second-year player from Turkey is averaging 15.8 points for the Sixers this summer.
Isaiah Miles is averaging 11.7 points and a team-leading 8.3 rebounds for the Sixers summer-league team.