Originally reported as being a four-year deal that could be worth up to $78MM, Evan Fournier‘s new contract with the Knicks could actually max out at $79MM, but only has a base value of $73MM, according to breakdowns from Bobby Marks of ESPN and Keith Smith of Spotrac (Twitter links). The deal, which has a fourth-year team option, includes $1.5MM in annual unlikely incentives that account for that $6MM difference.
The exact value of Fournier’s first-year salary is $17,142,857, according to Smith. That figure is important because the traded player exception created by the Celtics in their sign-and-trade of Fournier to the Knicks is equivalent to that amount. Boston will have until the 2022 offseason to use that $17.14MM trade exception.
Here’s more from around the East:
- The two-way contract that undrafted rookie Chris Smith signed with the Pistons will cover two seasons, according to Keith Smith (Twitter link).
- A first-round pick in 2019, Cavaliers wing Dylan Windler tells Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com that his NBA career has been a “really bumpy and rough road” so far. Windler, who is recovering from left knee surgery, has been limited to 31 NBA games in two seasons due to various health issues and acknowledges that he may be facing a make-or-break season. “I don’t really want to put that much pressure on myself, but in reality, yeah it is,” Windler said to Fedor. “The league is a hard place to stick around. Not a lot of guys last. I’m just hoping this season I can be fully healthy and pain free and then I will be able to show people what I can do when I’m at 100 percent. If that isn’t enough, then at the end of the day, you have to live with that.”
- KK Partizan officially announced the signing of Celtics draft-and-stash guard Yam Madar to a three-year contract. While the Serbian team’s press release doesn’t mention NBA outs, Madar’s new deal will likely give him the opportunity to come stateside if and when Boston is ready to add the 2020 second-rounder to its roster, but it appears that won’t happen in 2021/22.
16 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Fournier, C. Smith, Windler, Madar”
Won’t happen until 2021/22…? What are we in now?
After the resigning of Smart I’d be surprised if this kid ever gets a real chance with the C’s at least
Over the past few yrs I think the way they handled all their moves starting with the IT4 trade has really painted this franchise in a bad light to the point they had no choice but to resign Smart because just about every free agent signing hasn’t worked out or left on bad terms or have bad things to say about the organization maybe that changes with doofus Danny gone but the still have clueless Stevens as the president/GM
I mean, Madar would be a backup pg if he makes the NBA, not a starter. The guy that has his minutes is Pritchard, not Snart.
IT had a hip injury and hasn’t been the same since… And they got Kyrie for him…idk what you’ve been smoking, but please pass that.
Fournier a shooter/scorer. Just what we needed. He’s going to space the floor nicely for us. He’ll also get plenty of good looks. This was a nobrainer to me. 20 a gm coming.
I like the Fournier signing but I was hoping for Oubre or DeRozan. Did either one not want to come to NY?
He is a good secondary playmaker as well.
I hope so, but the most he’s ever done is 18.5 per game. I would be happy with 16 ppg if he can shoot 46% overall and 39-40% from 3.
Fournier was underwhelming for Celtics. Especially on defense and from beyond the arc. I was disappointed and won’t miss him or Kemba. They may be healthier and produce.
He was underwhelming from beyond the arc with the Celtics? He shot 46 percent.
They will miss Fournier a lot more than they will miss Kemba next season.
And it’s not like Schroder will be any kind of upgrade over Kemba either.
That 13/3/3 14 PER he posted for them? IDK. Not high on Kemba but still think he was better than Fournier in Green last season
lmao “underwhelming” from beyond the arc. I guess 46.3% from 3 (which would have been good for 4th best in the entire league) is underwhelming.
You know he played for Orlando too. He was not good for the Celtics. As a matter of fact he sucked as did Kemba. But both gave effort.
Like that figure a lot more for Fournier than the initial one reported