Evan Fournier Rumors

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Evan Fournier
Evan Fournier
Position: G
Born: 10/29/92
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $2,288,204
The two games against the Celtics sum up the Jekyll-and-Hyde nature of this season for the Magic. Once 19-13 and looking like a strong contender in the much-improved Eastern Conference, the Magic inexplicably hit the skids in January. An eight-game losing streak and a stretch of 12 losses in the past 13 games has taken the Magic from six games over .500 to their current mark of 20-25. “It’s just crazy how December was great for us and January is awful,’’ Magic guard Evan Fournier said. “It’s a weird league. … We know what we can do and we’re the same team that we were five weeks ago. We know that we can be a great team, but it’s just a matter of doing it.’’
Q: With Evan Fournier, the team faces a similar scenario to what the team faced with Tobias Harris last year. How will the team approach what appears to be restricted free agency on the horizon for Fournier? Rob Hennigan: We really value Evan. We’ve said that all along, and I’ll say about Evan what we said about Tobias, which is it’s our intention that he’ll be here for many years to come. We really, really like him and think he’s a great piece to continue to grow with our team.
Evan Fournier: @rudygobert27 @NikolaVucevic Blancoté ?? lool “Blancoté” is a rough French translation of “Whiteside,” an apparent reference to Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside. Gobert’s tweet came shortly after Whiteside had posted 23 points (8-of-9 FG) and 18 rebounds in a one-sided loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, which jibes with longrunning questions regarding his impact on the Miami defense outside of box-score stats.
Fournier is a pending free agent and the Magic have no idea what it will cost to keep him beyond this season. The Magic also are not sold that keeping Fournier at an inflated price tag is the best use of the free agent money. They played a similar hand with Harris last summer, trying to land Atlanta’s Paul Millsap before inking Harris to his long-term deal. The same is expected this summer.
Storyline: Evan Fournier Free Agency
The Magic will have the option to restrict Fournier’s free agency and see if there is a better place to put what could be $14-$16 million per season. If they can’t find a better option, they can always sign or match Fournier’s offers. If they choose to pass on Fournier altogether, they still have Oladipo, who will be one more season along in his career and maybe a more reliable shooter after another offseason of work.