Furkan Korkmaz has negotiated a buyout clause into his contract with Anadolu Efes, which could allow him to come to the NBA for the 16-17 season.
Korkmaz is projected to be a mid-first round selection.
Korkmaz’s buyout will be $2 million.
If Korkmaz is unable to secure assurances he'll be selected in the lottery, he's likely to withdraw and re-enter in 2017.
An NBA team can contribute up to $650,000 this summer for a player picked in the first round with an international buyout, but league rules dictate that the difference must be paid out of the player's pocket.
orkmaz is expected to have difficulty traveling to the United States for the workouts and interviews needed to improve his draft stock if his Turkish season runs late into June.