On the first day of free agency, the Celtics gave the Knicks: a strong shooter in the paint. For some teams, like the Knicks, free agency feels like Christmas.
Boston’s guard Evan Fournier has agreed to a four-year contract with the Knicks, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Deal includes a team option on the fourth year, per source.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
Fournier will become part of the New York team’s large payroll used to make multiple deals as free agency opened. The Knicks have reportedly spent about $35 million in re-signing Derrick Rose, Alec Burks, and Nerlens Noel.
With another potential $78 million to Fournier, some New Yorkers are wondering whether their team made the right decision. However, the current French Olympian’s average of 13 points in just 16 regular-season games after missing part of the season due to COVID-19 and injury should convince them.
While Fournier was only with Boston for a season, he played a key role in their offense and leaves a hole to be filled.
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