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
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.”
Vucevic is in his seventh season with the Magic, and Fournier is in his fifth with the franchise. They do not want to play anywhere else. “We like it here,” Fournier said. “We like to play with each other. We’re starting to get better (as a team), and we’ve been struggling for so long here, we want to see the results. We’ve spent so many times and hours with the Magic. You want to see it work, you know? It’s like when you’re trying to make it work with your wife. You want to make it work. It’s not like you want to change wives. It’s the same thing (with the Magic). So, yeah, of course, we want to have great moments together.”
Fournier, the hero of Magic wins over Cleveland and Detroit with his last-second heroics, came up short on Friday when he had a shot to tie the game and force overtime. Afterward, he not only didn’t make excuses about missing a 7-footer at the horn, but he talked about expecting himself to come through for an Orlando team that leans so heavily on him late in games. “A great look, to be honest, and I couldn’t ask for more, but I just missed it,’’ said Fournier, whose Magic had to try and digest the disgust of blowing a big lead and losing 117-115 to the upstart Brooklyn Nets at the Amway Center.