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Evan Fournier will have to be patient: his role will not change!

Another year ago, Evan Fournier was preparing to start his eleventh NBA season in the shoes of the starting guard of the Knicks. Except that things have since changed a lot for the Frenchman, as he comes out of the worst exercise of his career (6.1 points average, 34% shooting…), quickly leaving the New York starting five then multiplying especially the “DNP – Coach’s decision”.

Upon arrival, the back of the Blues only participated in 27 of the 82 matches of new York, without ever seeing the floor in the playoffs. An unprecedented and difficult situation for him to manage, obviously wanting to leave the “Big Apple” in order to relaunch his career.

Problem: three weeks before the start of the new season, Evan Fournier remains a Knicks player and the “ disaster » which he spoke about in July is happening, because there is a good chance that he will not be transferred after the training camp. What he didn’t imagine in the least last spring…

Quentin Grimes leaves with a head start

Given the success of New York once its almost 31-year-old rearguard was removed from the five and then from the rotation, it is in any case not surprising to learn that Tom Thibodeau does not intend to change its plans by the end of October.

I have a lot of respect for him “, ensures the New York coach during the media day of his team. “ It’s hard to argue [en sa faveur] with a record of 37-22 and a net positive rating [après sa sortie du cinq de départ]… »

The role of Evan Fournier will therefore remain the same on the Knicks side, that is to say that he will sit behind at best Quentin Grimes in Tom Thibodeau’s rotation.

When you look at what happened last season and what this group achieved from December 4th, we assume we’ll start like that “, adds “Thibs”, who however does not rule out reconsidering his decision.

It remains to be seen whether Evan Fournier will then be able to get the better of Josh Hart, Donte DiVincenzo or even Duane Washington Jr. in positions 2/3…

Evan Fournier Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts L.F. Off Def Early Pd Party Int Bp Ct Pts
2012-13 DEN 38 11 49.3 40.7 76.9 0.2 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.7 0.5 0.8 0.0 5.3
2013-14 DEN 76 20 41.9 37.6 75.6 0.5 2.2 2.7 1.5 2.4 0.5 1.3 0.1 8.4
2014-15 ENT 58 29 44.0 37.8 72.8 0.5 2.2 2.6 2.1 2.0 0.7 1.4 0.0 12.0
2015-16 ENT 79 33 46.2 40.0 83.6 0.4 2.4 2.9 2.7 2.7 1.2 1.7 0.0 15.4
2016-17 ENT 68 33 43.9 35.6 80.5 0.7 2.4 3.1 3.0 2.7 1.0 2.1 0.1 17.2
2017-18 ENT 57 32 45.9 37.9 86.7 0.4 2.8 3.2 2.9 2.4 0.8 1.7 0.3 17.8
2018-19 ENT 81 32 43.8 34.0 80.6 0.5 2.7 3.2 3.6 2.8 0.9 1.9 0.2 15.1
2019-20 ENT 66 31 46.7 39.9 81.8 0.3 2.3 2.6 3.2 2.4 1.1 1.9 0.2 18.5
2020-21 * All Teams 42 30 45.7 41.3 78.8 0.2 2.8 3.1 3.4 2.3 1.1 1.7 0.5 17.1
2020-21 * ENT 26 30 46.1 38.8 79.7 0.2 2.7 2.9 3.7 2.1 1.0 2.1 0.4 19.7
2020-21 * BOS 16 30 44.8 46.3 71.4 0.3 3.0 3.3 3.1 2.6 1.3 1.2 0.6 13.0
2021-22 NYK 80 30 41.7 38.9 70.8 0.4 2.2 2.6 2.1 2.3 1.0 1.3 0.3 14.1
2022-23 NYK 27 17 33.7 30.7 85.7 0.2 1.7 1.8 1.3 1.7 0.6 0.8 0.1 6.1
Total 672 28 44.3 37.9 79.9 0.4 2.3 2.7 2.6 2.4 0.9 1.6 0.2 14.0

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def=defensive rebound; Tot = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; Pts = Points.

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