Fournier in the sights of New York?

Aurélien CANOT, Media365, published on Tuesday July 27, 2021 at 9:37 p.m.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York is about to make an offer for Evan Fournier. The French back-winger from Boston is currently playing the Tokyo Games with the France team.

Will Evan Fournier (28 years old, 2.01 m) already leave Boston and head to New York? To believe the Philadelphia Inquirer, the French international rear-winger of the Celtics since last March reportedly caught the eye of the Knicks, who are set to make an offer for the hero of last Sunday’s win des Bleus against the United States at the opening of the Tokyo Games basketball tournament. After having thought of betting on a free agent who would force him to break his piggy bank (there had been talk for a time of Chris Paul or Kawhi Leonard), the New York franchise would indeed have reviewed its position. And rather than enlist a contract-free NBA superstar, the Knicks would now prefer to bet on two or three sure values ​​of the League. Fournier would be one of them, and the XXL performance of Jayson Tatum’s teammate against the Americans on Sunday (28 points) must have made New Yorkers even more eager to count next season in his roster the native of Saint-Maurice, who would receive a salary in the Big Apple around $ 18 million.

Dinwiddie on the shortlist too?

After spending seven seasons in Orlando, to whom he bid a poignant farewell last March to join Boston, where he was traded in exchange for two second draft rounds, “Fourmizz” could therefore already leave Massachusetts for New York and the Knicks, where another Frenchy is playing and Fournier’s teammate in the France team Franck Ntilikina. Among the Knicks, the former Denver player, who drafted him in 20th position when he arrived in the NBA from the man who started his career in Nanterre, could also play alongside Spencer Dinwiddie. Barred in Brooklyn by James Harden and Kyrie Irving, the ex-Piston could find playing time on the New York side, where he would also be desired. Gourmand, he would receive an even higher salary (25 million euros) than Fournier.

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