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#94 Evan Fournier
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  • Orlando Magic
  • Acquired via trade in June 2014
  • SG/SF
  • 6'7" / 205lbs
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  • 10/26/1992
  • France
  • 20th pick, 2012
  • Poiters Basket 86 (France)
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2nd September, 2009FranceSigned a one year contract with Nanterre.
11th June, 2010FranceSigned a two year contract with Poitiers.
2012 NBA DraftNBADrafted 20th overall by Denver.
11th July, 2012NBASigned four year, $6,556,245 rookie scale contract with Denver. Included team options for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
29th October, 2013NBADenver exercised 2014/15 team option.
26th June, 2014NBATraded by Denver, along with a 2014 second round pick (#56, Roy Devyn Marble) to Orlando in exchange for Arron Afflalo.
26th October, 2014NBAOrlando exercised 2015/16 team option.
7th July, 2016NBARe-signed by Orlando to a five year, $85 million contract. Included player option for 2020/21.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
September 2009 - June 2010Nanterre (France, ProB)
June 2010 - June 2012Poitiers (France)
June 2012 - June 2014Denver Nuggets (NBA)
June 2014 - February 2017Orlando Magic (NBA)

November 8, 2017

Fournier has been one of the main beneficiaries of the Magic’s offensive reformation. His scoring, which has gone up in all five seasons of his career to date, has gone up again, thus far to 20.3 points per game, and his true shooting percentage is up to a very healthy .635%. He is even rebounding a bit (4.7 per game, and posting a career high in assists (3.5 per game). Fournier is still not reliable for much other than scoring on the court, but he has become very reliable for that, and serves as a front man of a rejuvenated Magic offence with license to shoot going forward.


June 29, 2017

Evan Fournier
SG/SF, 6’7, 205lbs, 24 years old, 5 years of experience

Due to the team around him, Fournier got more shots and more scoring opportunities than befit his talent. A career-worst three-point percentage perhaps speaks to the extra defensive pressure he faced as the de facto go-to guy, and although he still tried to get to the rim and assume this pressure, it was reflected in his efficiency (with a nagging wrist injury also probably partly responsible). More importantly, the defence was particularly poor. That can’t be blamed on having to take the toughest match-ups - he was taken off of those. And that also can’t be blamed on the wrist.

Player Plan: Four years and $68 million remaining, with a player option in the last year. Needs to make improvements to be worth it, but worth keeping for now.


June 30, 2012

Pick 20: The NBA draft usually attracts some form of xenophobia, which this year's broadcast has so far lacked. But an opportunity presents itself when the first truly international player, Evan Fournier, is picked by Denver in an apparent draft-and-stash. Denver once took a foreign bust in the first round, so it follows that because Skita was bad, so will be Fournier. Danilo Gallinari? Danilo Schmallinari. Europe sucks. Or something like that.

Fran Frascilla finally has a shiny new toy to play with, but isn't especially fawning of Fournier, other than to cite his potential. This is fair enough since Fournier, while thoroughly projectable, is the rawest player picked so far other than perhaps Harkless and Drummond.

A group of French people are shown. They are promptly booed for being French.