HoopsHype Evan Fournier rumors


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In this Clippers game against the Nuggets, Chris Paul pulled a herky-jerky baseline move that just left Evan Fournier pondering exactly where his man was. He was possibly also pondering existential questions like “What is basketball?” and “What does it really mean to ‘guard’ someone?” but that’s just conjecture on my part. For The Win

March 3, 2014 Updates

One of Lauvergne's best friends is Nuggets guard Evan Fournier. "The thing is in France, coaches don't play young guys for some reason," Fournier said. "I had a hard time playing my first year. So he was playing like 15 minutes (a game) overseas. Then he went to Partizan, the coach played him and he showed what he could do. I knew he was that good. He's just got to show it. There's a difference between knowing it and showing it." Denver Post

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Meanwhile, expect the Nuggets to pick up team options on forwards Kenneth Faried and Evan Fournier. Those easily fall into the "yes" category and will be announced no later than Oct. 31. It is a fourth-year option for Faried and a third-year option for Fournier. It means that this season is a big one for Faried, who can start to make the case for a big contract extension, which would kick in after 2014-15, the final year of his rookie scale contract. Denver Post

October 21, 2013 Updates

Evan Fournier, JaVale McGee know their Mario Kart sounds. One of the beautiful things about basketball is it brings people together — different races, religions, nationalities, different everything can be unified by playing the game. It gives people a common bond. Same with Mario Kart. NBCSports.com

August 13, 2013 Updates

Tony Parker and Nicholas Batum both headline the 12-man roster that France will have when they arrive in Ljubljana next month for Eurobasket. Head coach Vincent Collet has surprised many however by leaving out Leo Westermann, Evan Fournier and Kim Tille, a decision that was made by Collet on Saturday night, before the team’s first defeat of the pre-Eurobasket warm-ups to Greece. Many expected Fournier to make his senior debut this summer in Slovenia after impressing at under-20 level. He was also a major standout at last year’s Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy – where they showcase young European prospects under the watchful eye of NBA scouts. "Evan [Fournier] had little time to show us what he could do, and although in the last few games he improved and started to play more freely, it was still not enough to make us change our mind about what we had seen before," Collet explained. TalkBasket

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What about JaVale McGee and what are your thoughts about your draft picks and specially Evan Fournier? George Karl: “I’m sure that McGee will sign. That’s what our management is working on daily basis and I trust them. We don’t want to do a mistake about the free agents and try to do the best. The evidence is Fournier can be a NBA player. I think he played pretty good here, in Vegas. He showed us his style, his excitement to play here and hopefully he can follow our program”. EuroHoops.net

July 15, 2012 Updates

And when they all believed Nuggets will send Fournier to play overseas for at least a year, they gave him a multi-year deal! Of course he knew it, not because he is cocky, but because as he said to Eurohoops.net: “I always was ambitious and I will always be. Plus I believe in myself. I work really hard and that’s why I said the NBA was never a dream for me. I did everything I could do to get here. Too many practices with the team and individual sessions, too many hours in the weight room to get stronger, too many shoots before and after each practice. I did what I had to do. You see there is a big difference between a dream and a goal. I didn’t just want to play here, without doing something. I chased my opportunity”. EuroHoops.net

July 11, 2012 Updates

Eric Pincus: Nuggets ink Fournier - thought he was staying overseas Twitter

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The Denver Nuggets want their top pick to get more seasoning overseas. Evan Fournier is ready to start his NBA career this fall. Fournier, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound guard from France, was the 20th overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft. The Nuggets drafted him with the idea of having the 19-year-old play one or two more years in Europe, but Fournier said he wants to stay here. "I want to play next season,'' he said. "I don't want to go back to Europe.'' SI.com

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