As Evan Fournier reflected on his time in Orlando after Wednesday’s game, he sure sounded like someone who knew he had just played his final game there.
That turned out to be true.
Fournier reportedly has become the third player to be dealt by Orlando on Thursday, following Nikola Vucevic and Al-Farouq Aminu, in what appears to be an all out Magic fire sale.
Teams are finalizing the deal now, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/Rc27IxxhnB— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021
Fournier, who like Vucevic was also having the best season of his career by averaging a personal-beat 19.7 points per and shooting 38.8 percent from three, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
It was a near certainty he would be dealt, but his status as a potential rental certainly limited the return the Magic could get. A front office that has made a habit of undervaluing second-round picks now gets a pair of them back for Fournier.
We’ll see if Aaron Gordon will soon be joining Fournier in Boston.
Updates coming soon...