The Knicks and Evan Fournier are in agreement on a four-year contract that could be worth up to as much as $78MM, a source tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The fourth year isn’t guaranteed, Wojnarowski adds (via Twitter).
The Knicks, who entered the free agent period with the most money to spend, were looking for a wing to provide an offensive boost. Fournier will step right in as the team’s starting shooting guard or small forward.
He averaged 17.1 PPG and 3.4 APG in a combined 42 regular-season games with Orlando and Boston during his walk year. He missed time due to back, groin and knee injuries and also was placed under health and safety protocols after contracting COVID-19 in April.
Fournier averaged 15.4 PPG in five postseason games.
During the 2019/20 season, Fournier averaged a career-best 18.5 PPG in 66 games. He’s a career 37.9% 3-point shooter.
The Celtics signaled they wouldn’t try to re-sign Fournier when they acquired Josh Richardson from Dallas.
41 thoughts on “Knicks, Evan Fournier Agree To Four-Year Deal”
Someone needs to call Brad Stevens and let him know free agency has started
good for celtics he didn’t offer that money
Yes and call the Warriors while you’re at it.
With what money? I think we just have a MLE and the rest have to veteran minimums. Also we missed the playoffs last year WITH Curry vets have better choices to ring chase.
Yes you’re right Warriors don’t have any money but I’m just talking in a general sense. Up to this point Warriors have signed no one. Someone needs to call them and let them know free agency started, and start getting guys for that exception and minimum contracts.
Lmao what dumb Knicks moved I guess Fournier is a super star in there eyes
Ask team USA
winning in the olympics doesn’t warranty winning in the nba and I’m saying that as a european
giving money based on national teams performance is the worst thing you can do
He’s coming off a 17 mill contract. So go back to the hole you crawled out. He’s a 20 a gm scorer. Who is one of best shooters in NBA. He got market value. I doubt you know what that means.
he may have market value but they didnt have to make that deal
He was a 20 pts scorer and got the 17 million from a mediocre team who offered him a bad contract. 20m is not market value for him.
Only way I see this working for the Knicks is if he’s used a trade chip to match salaries, idk why we don’t take the Okc and Atl approach and use that cap space to take a veteran and gain a pick
KnickerbockerAl is right. This is a three year deal with a fourth year option worth up to $78, or less than $20 million a year. One of the Knicks big problems was shooting/scoring and this helps solve that. Would have preferred Powell but this is a good move.
Knicks have a ton of cap space, it would be a real shame if something happened to it
They don’t have much left after this signimg and the two they resigned burks and Noel.
Plus Rose $43M/3Y
That’s my point. They had a ton of money for an impact guy but they struck out and just threw money all over the place. And yeah they got some decent guys but imo they’ll regret the Fournier money soon.
that went right over their heads
I would of paid Powell instead or brought back Bullock
Yeesh was hoping they’d use the cap on someone impactful. Guess you work with what’s out there.
Make a deal for a PG and resign Rose, offseason done.
Already signed rose
I could have lived with Bullock (at 10 mm per) vs this deal. Fournier is good player and fit. But this is cap significant contract, and I was hoping that we’d save that for PG.
12 roster spots taken right now (I’m not counting Sims (2way, I assume)). NEED A PG. That’s it. Love what Bullock gave us last year, on the court and in the locker room, but I don’t see how we squeeze him in here. I hope it was a team went higher than we wanted to go.
Dinwiddie still available that’s the final domino
We don’t have enough cap space for SD after the Burks, Noel and Rose contracts.
Horrible. Tim Hardaway all over again. Ugh.
Tim Hardaway got us Randle and Burkes.
Do you geniuses actually follow the NBA. Or jus found out about it. You gotta be the most Boring children out here.
And you have to be the worst homer! This is a terrible signing and a waste of cap space. Doesn’t move the needle at all. But we know they are just trying to stay in playoff hunt. Not build a championship roster
There may be a trade happening too Myles Turner maybe? Or Sexton?
Fournier is a Shooter/Scorer. Someone who will open up the floor and offense. It’s called spacing. He will get good looks so 20 a gm is expected. It’s what we needed most along with a starting PG. You geniuses see what McDermott just signed for. Well he can’t get mins on our team. Once just once, I’d like to see the geniuses here give an alternative plan. Just once. Instead of just talking out their Aaaaaaaaaaaa. Clueless and boring
Sign an all star should have gen the pool plan
Trades can still happen….lots of things can still happen we have lots of picks and players not saying I want to see these guys go but Toppin Quickley Knox Mitch and new drafts picks can all be packaged for a stat
Yes you do not have an alternative plan as a Knicker. You are correct again today and on a roll. No good players will sign with you because your owner is the worse. You are overpaying. It would be ok if these were 1-2 year contracts but they are not. Honesty what is the end goal with your team? It seems like it is just to make the playoffs
‘He will get good looks so 20 a gm is expected.’
He’s literally never done this but otherwise I agree.
oh damn i didnt know it was that contract
About Freakin time. We’re not done yet. I got Thibs on speed dial. You welcome Tom
No problem with these moves he kept the 4th place core together and added a scorer better than Bullock in Fournier…bet there’s a trade coming for a point
I have mixed feelings about this move. I was hoping for Oubre instead
Knicks have cap space coming off an actual playoff appearance and manage to land …. Fournier and a Rose extension