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Evan Fournier - SG/SF, 6'7, 205
Orlando Magic - Acquired via trade in June 2014
       Date of birth: 10/26/1992
       Country: France
     Drafted (NBA): 20th pick, 2012
     Out of: Poiters Basket 86 (France)
  NBA Experience: 5 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2nd September, 2009 France Signed a one year contract with Nanterre.
11th June, 2010 France Signed a two year contract with Poitiers.
2012 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 20th overall by Denver.
11th July, 2012 NBA Signed four year, $6,556,245 rookie scale contract with Denver. Included team options for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
29th October, 2013 NBA Denver exercised 2014/15 team option.
26th June, 2014 NBA Traded by Denver, along with a 2014 second round pick (#56, Roy Devyn Marble) to Orlando in exchange for Arron Afflalo.
26th October, 2014 NBA Orlando exercised 2015/16 team option.
7th July, 2016 NBA Re-signed by Orlando to a five year, $85 million contract. Included player option for 2020/21.
When: Where:
September 2009 - June 2010 Nanterre (France, ProB)
June 2010 - June 2012 Poitiers (France)
June 2012 - June 2014 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
June 2014 - February 2017 Orlando Magic (NBA)
From blog:


   2012 NBA Draft Diary
2012-06-30

Pick 20: The NBA draft usually attracts some form of xenophobia, which this year's broadcast has so far lacked. But an opportunity presents itself when the first truly international player, Evan Fournier, is picked by Denver in an apparent draft-and-stash. Denver once took a foreign bust in the first round, so it follows that because Skita was bad, so will be Fournier. Danilo Gallinari? Danilo Schmallinari. Europe sucks. Or something like that.

Fran Frascilla finally has a shiny new toy to play with, but isn't especially fawning of Fournier, other than to cite his potential. This is fair enough since Fournier, while thoroughly projectable, is the rawest player picked so far other than perhaps Harkless and Drummond.

A group of French people are shown. They are promptly booed for being French.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Evan Fournier
SG/SF, 6’7, 205lbs, 24 years old, 5 years of experience

Due to the team around him, Fournier got more shots and more scoring opportunities than befit his talent. A career-worst three-point percentage perhaps speaks to the extra defensive pressure he faced as the de facto go-to guy, and although he still tried to get to the rim and assume this pressure, it was reflected in his efficiency (with a nagging wrist injury also probably partly responsible). More importantly, the defence was particularly poor. That can’t be blamed on having to take the toughest match-ups - he was taken off of those. And that also can’t be blamed on the wrist.

Player Plan: Four years and $68 million remaining, with a player option in the last year. Needs to make improvements to be worth it, but worth keeping for now.

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