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: $17,000,000
Evan Fournier, who is in his fifth season with Orlando, was asked Tuesday whether he would like the team to build a new facility. “Honestly, no,” he said. “I think the facility we have is fine. The only thing I’d say is, yeah, at times — not even all the time — it would be better to have two courts. But outside of that, I think the facility is fine. “I mean, if we can have something even bigger and nicer right next door, why not? But by no means (do) we need it. We’ll see how it goes.”
If the NBA returns to Paris next season, as commissioner Adam Silver suggested last week, the Orlando Magic swingman might be busy lobbying the NBA to let his team play the Utah Jazz and fellow countryman Rudy Gobert in France. When asked after Monday’s win in Atlanta about the likelihood of the NBA playing a regular-season game in his hometown, Fournier could hardly contain his excitement.
Silver discussed the likelihood of the NBA returning to Paris last week during a press conference before the Knicks and Wizards faced off in London, where the league has played at least one regular-season game every year since 2013. Fournier, who is in his fifth season with the Magic, said he was at home when he first heard the Paris-related news, and his phone began to buzz with activity. He instantly thought of the proper matchup for the NBA’s next game in his hometown.
“When I heard that I was at home chilling, and I got some texts from my friends,” he said. “And was like, ‘Man, if we could have a Utah vs. Orlando game, that would be beautiful.’” So will Fournier lobby the league for a Magic-Jazz contest? “Oh yes. Of course,” he said. “Especially [for] me. I’m the only guy who’s actually from Paris. I was born and raised in Paris. The other guys are like north, south, whatever. I’m actually from there.”