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Evan Fournier rejected $32 million Magic contract extension, according to report

Orlando attempted to sign the swingman to a four-year deal over the summer, but he opted to play out the season and become a free agent in 2016.

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Evan Fournier has been the Orlando Magic's most surprising and important player of the young 2015/16 NBA season. The 23-year-old leads the team in scoring with 19.2 points per game to go with 4.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.5 steals, and 45.4 percent shooting, helping the Magic to a surprising 6-7 record.

Clearly Fournier looks like a potential supplementary piece the Magic can use as they continue their rebuild, which project they began in earnest with the trade of Dwight Howard in 2012.

Orlando had the opportunity to secure Fournier as part of its long-term core over the summer, but November's deadline to reach an extension agreement came and went without one in place.

As Shams Charania reports, citing sources, the Magic offered Fournier $32 million over four seasons. "The contract will take care of itself," said Fournier, who will enter restricted free agency on July 1st.

Charania's story at Yahoo! Sports details why Fournier elected to pass on Orlando's offer, and how he spent his summer preparing for an important season.

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