One NBA writer is proposing that the New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs make a trade centered around Evan Fournier and Doug McDermott. Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report proposed that the Knicks trade Fournier and a 2024 second-round pick to the Spurs for McDermott.
“The Spurs have another shooter who’s more consistent than Fournier in Doug McDermott,” Bailey wrote. “He has hit 41.0 percent of his career three-point attempts and could give a boost to a Knicks team that finished 19th in three-point percentage last season.
“For San Antonio, this deal would give Wembanyama a French teammate who can help him transition to life in the NBA and a second-round pick for taking on a salary bigger than McDermott’s. Fournier should still be able to play, too. He’s younger than McDermott and averaged 14.1 points per game while shooting 38.9 percent from three in 2021-22.”
Fournier only appeared in 27 games last season. He was removed from the rotation by head coach Tom Thibodeau. After the Knicks lost to the Miami Heat in the 2023 Eastern Conference Semifinals in six games, Fournier told reporters he expected to get traded this summer.