Evan Fournier‘s displeasure with leaving the New York Knicks rotation dates back to the early parts of last offseason. In the Knicks’ 21-point win over the Washington Wizards last Friday, he fell out of the rotation for a different reason.
Fournier suffered an ankle injury just 16 minutes into his Knicks debut, and the veteran scorer had this to say about the additional turmoil he now faces, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Post:
“I felt a little out of rhythm. Obviously, I haven’t played all year. I guess it was to be expected,” Fournier said after the game. “I don’t know, I was just trying to help in some way.”
Even though players are expected to always be ready, it is never easy to come in when it is cold and produce the jump. Fournier was eager to play in the 12 games leading up to the matchup against the Wizards, which could have contributed to his injury.