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NBA fee agency 2016: Magic, Evan Fournier agree to extension, per report

In the wake of Friday’s free agency chaos, Evan Fournier and the Magic quickly agreed to a new deal.

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Evan Fournier's time with the Orlando Magic isn't over.

As first reported by The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, Fournier has agreed to a five-year $85 million deal to remain on the Magic. Fournier was a restricted free agent.

According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the contract comes in at $17 million per year with a player option on the fifth season. By accepting deal, Fournier turned down three other teams that were offering larger per year contracts, but could not match the fifth year due to the current CBA.

Fournier, a 23-year-old shooting guard, has spent the last two years of his four-year NBA career in pinstripes. Last season the Frenchman enjoyed a breakout year, putting up a career-high 15.4 points per game. His team-high 40 percent from beyond the arc is his largest selling point, as the Magic look to add shooting this offseason.

In a market where players like Evan Turner (four years, $70 million) were cashing in, Fournier signed a team-friendly deal that allowed his team the freedom to acquire more assets.

Retaining Fournier is not surprise. From the outset, the Magic made it clear they wanted to hold onto the Frenchman, and the recent trade of Victor Oladipo to the Oklahoma City Thunder further proved that point.

Fournier joins D.J. Augustin as reported signees for the Magic in the opening day of free agency.