Evan Fournier out of the New York Knicks rotation

Four weeks into the regular season, Evan Fournier’s situation in New York is increasingly fragile. The captain of the Blues runners-up in Europe in September was benched Tuesday night for the entire match in Utah (118-111). A decision made by his coach Tom Thibodeau after the game. ” We wanted to see what it would be likethe former Bulls coach said of his tight rotation, without Fournier or Quentin Grimes. And I think it gave us more pace. »

For his second season in New York, the France full-back had started but, as of November 5, he had been demoted off the bench and his playing time had melted along with his stats (2.7 points at 19.4 % shooting in November). Last season, Fournier started in 80 games he played for the Knicks for an average of 14.1 points and a franchise-record 241 field goals. Absent from the play-offs in the spring, Thibodeau’s players are currently seventh in the Eastern Conference (W7 – L7).

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Evan Fournier is under contract with the Knicks for two more seasons, up to and including 2024-2025. But New York can choose to activate or refuse the last year of the four-year contract worth 78 million dollars (about 75 million euros) signed by the Frenchman in the summer of 2021.

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