HoopsHype Evan Fournier rumors

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

June 30, 2012 Updates

But the reality is, the Nuggets already have 12 players under contract. Denver also hopes to re-sign Andre Miller and JaVale McGee. Though the team hasn't made a public decision, it appears that Fournier will play overseas next season. "Our roster is pretty full and pretty full with young guys," said Nuggets executive Masai Ujiri. "Another thing that was attractive (with Fournier) was we wanted that flexibility a little bit, and get a very young player. He's 19 years old and really developing. We'll see how that goes." Denver Post

Instead of drafting an older American player who would sit on the bench (or play in the NBA's D-League), they drafted a younger player (age 19 is the youngest a draftee can be) and will let him grow overseas. And if Fournier proves good enough to crack the roster next season, that's a bonus. If he doesn't, maybe he will do it a year or two down the line. Denver Post

June 29, 2012 Updates

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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The New Orleans Hornets are working out five guards this morning at the Alario Center that includes point guards Kendall Marshall of North Carolina, Washington's Tony Wroten Jr. and Missouri's Matt Pressey, along with European shooting guards Evan Fournier and Nihad Djedovic. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Indiana officials would like to work out guard Evan Fournier of France one more time so Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird can evaluate him. Bird missed Fournier’s first workout because of a personal matter. The Pacers have the 26th overall pick Racine Journal-Times

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