Evan Fournier left Orlando and Florida last season at the time of the trade deadline. His departure, along with that of Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, marks the beginning of a new era in Florida. Before fully embarking on this one, return to the highlights of our national Vavane in the Magic jersey, all for the most nostalgic.
Arrived in 2014 in Orlando after two first seasons in the NBA in Denver, Colorado, Evan Fournier has since become an important player in the NBA. From replacement to star player in his franchise, in Florida the Frenchman has enjoyed superb progress over six and a half seasons, so much so that he has established himself as a defining element of the last decade for the Magic and a player who counts in the story of Orlando. 435 regular season games played (including 399 as a starter) for 16.2 points, 3 assists and 2.9 rebounds on average, present in several Tops 10 of his franchise, Evan now occupies ninth place in the number of games played under the Magic jersey. In terms of points scored it is a little better, eighth with 7,049 points (still far from Dwight Howard, first with 11,435), while in terms of assists, he ranks tenth with 1,300 assists straight up. Evan is even on the podium, in third place, at the level of 3-points taken and returned just behind Dennis Scott and Nick Anderson, two other big names in the franchise.
Fournier has therefore entered the hearts of fans of the Mickey franchise and his duet with his friend Niko Vucevic is a real beautiful page in the history of the Magic, which will take time to be forgotten. If he only participated in two Playoffs campaigns with Orlando (eliminated in the first round each time), Vavane will have had his moments of glory. Indeed, in the money times, his teammates knew who to give the ball to. The French made his law with his big 3-points or his shots in penetration and he released his franchise more than once. Timberwolves, Cavaliers, Pistons thus fell at the Amway Center on very clutch shoots from the Frenchie. And last season, it was in Phoenix that he showed the Suns who’s boss. Arrived a little in anonymity, Evan Fournier therefore left Orlando as a known and recognized player. Winning mentality, loyalty, hard work, emotion, he brought a lot to the Magic. So well done and respect, quite simply
Evan Fournier risks leaving a big void for a few more seasons in Orlando. Now take advantage of these ten minutes of slow-mo to enjoy the best moments of the Frenchman in Florida and hope for Magic fans that Jalen Suggs or Cole Anthony take over, so that the tears do not flow for too long.
Source texte : nba.com, basketballreference