The former New York Knicks guard is not expected to be a buyout option

Former New York Knicks guard Evan Fournier got his wish by being traded to the Detroit Pistons before the NBA trade deadline. The 31-year-old has been in the league since 2012-2013 and spent 2 1/2 seasons with the Knicks. He hasn’t gone as planned for the most part, playing just 32 games over the last year and a half. Fournier played 80 games and averaged 29.5 minutes during his first season in 2021-22.

He was seen as a potential buyout option for teams around the league, but according to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, the Pistons are expected to keep him.

“Evan Fournier, who was excited to be traded from New York and eager to seize his new opportunity in Detroit, has played 25 minutes per game in his two games since joining the Pistons. While some around the league wondered whether Fournier might hit the free agent market after landing with a rebuilding Detroit team, the Pistons have indicated they intend to retain the Frenchman”, HoopsHype has learned.

In his first two games with the Pistons, Fournier averaged 11.5 points per 25 minutes.