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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier will indeed exercise his $17 million player option for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.
Although 2020 marked a career year for the 28-year-old guard, it would have been tough to find a team willing to pay him more than $17 million per season in free agency. He will now return to Orlando for the 2020-2021 season after putting up career-highs of 18.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting from the field a season ago.
Starting guard Evan Fournier shot 41 percent (5-12 FG, 3-7 PT, 5-7 FT) and grabbed four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in a Game 5 elimination loss to Milwaukee.
The 27-year old shooting guard played 33 minutes and struggled early offensively. Fournier's aggressiveness in the paint resulted in several trips to the free throw line (5-7 FT) which buoyed his scoring total.
Evan Fournier posted 12 points (4-14 FG, 3-9 3PT, 1-3 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two blocks over 35 minutes of play on Monday.
Fournier has been consistent, if not impressive, so far in the playoffs. He doesn't offer enough upside with the current Orlando roster to warrant much consideration in playoff fantasy formats.
Evan Fournier couldn't find his shot on Thursday, producing 12 points (4-13 FG, 1-6 3PT, 3-4 FT) and adding three rebounds, two assists, three steals, and one turnover across 35 minutes in a 111-96 loss to the Bucks in Game 2.
Fournier had good looks throughout the contest but failed to convert, missing five of six attempts from three-point range. As a team, the Magic shot 21%, so Fournier certainly helped contribute to their poor shooting from deep. He has yet to regain his regular-season form, and if the Magic are going to make the series competitive, they're going to need him to step up and score closer to his 18.5 ppg average before the pandemic.
Magic guard Evan Fournier has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Celtics after coming down with an illness that is not COVID-19, per Josh Robbins of The Athletic.
Fournier got off to a slow start in Orlando before coming back to life with a team-high 22 points in Friday's loss to the Sixers. With Aaron Gordon (hamstring) and Michael Carter-Williams (strained tendon, foot) also ruled out on Sunday, Terrence Ross, Gary Clark and Wes Iwundu should all see increased roles. Consider Fournier questionable for Tuesday's tilt against the Nets.