During his time in Boston, he only averaged Fournier 13 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, despite starting 10 of the 16 regular season games he participated in. Things didn’t get much better for the St. Maurice native during the post-season either, as he was part of the team that lost to Brooklyn Networks In the first round.
Then Fournier decided to cut off the bait, leaving the Celtics to join the New York Knicks, where Leon Rose and William Wesley were looking to pump their scoring punch into the Odds Challenge list the previous season. However, Fournier’s tenure at the Knicks didn’t get off to a great start – he made sure his production was strong, And his three-point shot of 38.9% is very respectable — but it hasn’t been able to integrate with the system that Tom Thibodeau likes to run.
As such, there is a very real chance that Fournier will find himself heading to a new team in the near future. In a September 8 article for SNY, David Vertsberger hypothesized a deal that would see the former Celtics guard headed for the team’s most hated rival: the Los Angeles Lakers.
The proposed deal looks like this:
The New York Knicks receive:
- Russell Westbrook
- Two future first-round picks
Los Angeles Lakers receive:
- Julius Randle
- Evan Fournier
Although Fournier hasn’t been with the Celtics long enough for the fan base to derive any form of loyalty from him, it would still hurt to see a recent member of the rotation heading to the West Coast wearing purple and gold — especially if he’s finished with the Lakers Having a successful season due to trade.
The Celtics improved their roster this summer
In the stacked Eastern Conference, it’s clear that if you choose to stand idly by, your path to success takes a huge hit. Throughout the summer, multiple teams across the East have refined their rotations – from Cleveland Cavalier’s takeover of Donovan Mitchell to add nicks Galen Bronson in their ranks Each team makes moves to put themselves in a position of success.
Fortunately, Brad Stevens recognized the need for constant progress and moved to improve the Celtics’ roster earlier this summer – He brought in Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, respectively. Of course, by an unfortunate turn of events, the latter will not participate in the next season due to an AFC Champions League rupture he sustained while playing internationally with Italy.
Now, it will be interesting to see if the Celtics are back in the free agency market to find a replacement for Gallinari, or if Stevens and head coach Ime Udoka have decided to double down on in-house development by giving second-year guard Sam Hauser an even bigger chance. Function.
Celtics allowed Evan Fournier TPE to expire
When The Knicks acquired Fournier, and they did so by signing and trading, with Boston also sending a second-round second-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick via the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for cash considerations.. By not refunding any salary in the deal, Celtics created a file Trading player exception Worth $17.1 million.
However, earlier this summer, Boston has allowed this trade exception to expire – Because they felt there weren’t any talents available that would greatly improve their roster. However, in reality, Boston’s decision not to use their exception may have been due to their acquisition of Brogdon, His salary is $22.5 million It was little more than the exception value.
However, seeing the Fournier TPE expire and then watching the player trade to the Lakers would certainly be a huge blow to Celtics fans everywhere – but given that Boston is widely considered among the favorites to lift the Larry O’Brien Cup next season, They may be able to. Very well, it ends with the last laugh.
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