Money talks at the Free Agency and the New York Knicks weren’t shy about negotiating with free agent shooting guard Evan Fournier, who, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, agreed to a four-year deal worth up to $ 78 million.
Fournier, a renowned sniper with a career 3 point percentage of 37.9, shot at least 37.0 percent out of three in seven seasons.
Last season, Fournier was shipped to the Boston Celtics when the Orlando Magic got rid of their veteran team while it sought a rebuild, and it fitted pretty well in Beantown, leading to an interest from the Celtics to bring it back.
However, Fournier is currently attending the Tokyo Olympics as part of the French men’s national basketball team and received a list of offers from his agent and quickly settled on Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks.
Fournier will bring his Knicks team his sniper and goal shot, which last season finished 26th in points (107.0), 23rd in the offensive score (110.6) and 27th in 3-point attempts last season (30.0) proved.
Those numbers alone underscore Fournier’s fit, but when you evaluate the New York wing group, it becomes clear that apart from RJ Barrett, they are the team’s weakest unit.
That shouldn’t be the case anymore as Fournier joins Immanuel Quickley along with rookies Quentin Grimes and Miles McBride in a group that should develop into one of the most competitive Knicks.