Evan Fournier said he was thrilled to be leaving the Knicks

The New York Knicks recently traded Evan Fournier to the Detroit Pistons as part of a blockbuster NBA deadline trade deal that saw Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks join Jalen Brunson and company in the Big Apple.

Fournier’s brief time with New York was a tale of two completely different seasons. In his first year as a Knick, the veteran Frenchman broke the franchise record for most 3-pointers in a single season with 241 threes. Fournier started in 80 games during the 2021-22 season, averaging 14.1 points on 38.9% shooting from deep.

Fournier only appeared in 27 games the following season with only seven starts. By mid-November, he had gone from New York’s starting shooting guard to completely out of the nightly rotation.

When asked about his recent transition from New York to Detroit, Fournier told Mike Curtis of The Detroit News that he is excited and looking forward to starting over with his new team.

“I’m really excited to finally be out of New York, so I’m looking forward to a new opportunity,” Fournier said. “I don’t know what will happen, we’ll see… I’ll just be myself. If I can help the kids with what I see, I will gladly do it. First of all I have to get to know them… Get to know them personally and start working with them in this sense.”