Evan Fournier

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Evan Fournier
Evan Fournier 1.JPG
Fournier with Poitiers in October 2010
No. 10 – Orlando Magic
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-10-29) October 29, 1992 (age 22)
Saint-Maurice, France
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Nanterre (France 2nd)
2010–2012 Poitiers (France)
20122014 Denver Nuggets
2014–present Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards

Evan Mehdi Fournier (born October 29, 1992) is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played junior basketball at the French INSEP academy from 2007 to 2009.[1]

Professional career[edit]

France (2009–2012)[edit]

In September 2009, Fournier signed a one-year deal with JSF Nanterre of the LNB Pro B. In June 2010, he signed a two-year deal Poitiers Basket 86 of the LNB Pro A.[2]

Denver Nuggets (2012–2014)[edit]

On June 28, 2012, Fournier was selected with the 20th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 2012 NBA draft. On July 11, 2012, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Nuggets.[3] He then joined the Nuggets for the 2012 NBA Summer League where he averaged 14.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals in five games.[4] He played sparingly in his rookie season as he managed just 38 regular season games in addition to four playoff games.

In July 2013, Fournier re-joined the Nuggets for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[5] On October 30, 2013, the Nuggets exercised their third-year team option on Fournier's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season.[6] He went on to have a much better season in 2013–14 as he played in 76 games while averaging 8.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Orlando Magic (2014–present)[edit]

On June 26, 2014, Fournier was traded, along with the draft rights to Roy Devyn Marble, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Arron Afflalo.[7][8] On October 26, 2014, the Magic exercised their fourth-year team option on Fournier's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season.[9]

On November 12, 2014, Fournier scored a career-high 28 points on 8-of-14 shooting in the 97-95 win over the New York Knicks.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Denver 38 4 11.3 .493 .407 .769 .9 1.2 .5 .0 5.3
2013–14 Denver 76 4 19.8 .419 .376 .756 2.7 1.5 .4 .1 8.4
Career 114 8 16.9 .435 .381 .759 2.1 1.4 .5 .1 7.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Denver 4 4 13.3 .353 .000 .875 .0 1.0 .5 .0 4.8
Career 4 4 13.3 .353 .000 .875 .0 1.0 .5 .0 4.8

Awards and honors[edit]

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