The French Evan Fournier was transferred this Thursday from Orlando to Boston. The departure of the French international was expected, he who will find himself at the end of his contract at the end of the season.
Just two second draft rounds were enough for the Magic to let go of their 28-year-old winger, who was making his 7the season in Florida, celebrated NBA insider Shams Charania reported on Twitter. A good operation for the Frenchman who left a team in bad shape during this exercise (14e to the East).
Boston acquires a strong scorer and shooter.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 25, 2021
A paradox as Evan plays his best basketball (19.7 points and 3.7 assists on average) since his arrival in the Grand League, in 2012 with the Denver Nuggets (2 seasons).
He joined the young and talented team from Boston, Massachussets. The legendary Celtics franchise holds, with the Lakers, the record for the number of league titles (17) and is currently struggling to secure its place in the play-offs.
The Frenchman, with his offensive but also defensive contribution, will be a precious asset for Brad Stevens’ team. He also wanted to greet C’s fans in his own way. He invited those who did not yet know him to type his name on Google, and to find pictures of Fournier’s disease (Sentient souls, spare yourself the search).
Hi @celtics fans,
If you’re not familiar with me, please Google my last name.
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) March 25, 2021
For Orlando, on the other hand, a page has turned. Earlier today, the Florida franchise sent its major player Nikola Vucevic to the Chicago side.