Despite having limited value, Evan Fournier is a prime candidate for a trade given the Knicks’ attempts to move him in recent weeks. The team’s goal is to sell the value of him for a comeback rather than bundling him with draft picks simply to make a trade.
Fournier, a French sharpshooter owed $18.9 million for the 2023-24 season, is hoping a solid World Cup performance will catalyze a potential move. After realizing coach Tom Thibodeau was going to sideline him, Fournier dropped his training regimen last year. He saw action in just 27 games, averaging 17 minutes and 6.1 points, with 1.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and a .337 field goal percentage.
However, Fournier’s previous season saw him average 14.1 points and shoot nearly 39% from center, indicating his potential as a quality producer. For a team looking for a solid shooting option, Fournier could appeal, and considering the current high price of scorers, the Knicks are looking to offload him at a neutral net cost.