NBA Rumors: Could Knicks Finally Have a Taker For Evan Fournier?

He's been on the trade block for some time, and in the New York Knicks' doghouse for even longer. But maybe there is a trade out there for Evan Fournier after all.

According to Knicks Insider Ian Begley of SNY, there are actually a number of teams sniffing around the 11-year veteran, but one stands out to him in particular.

I have heard that a few teams – teams that seem like they could make the playoffs – have had interest in acquiring Evan Fournier. One other team that I am keeping an eye on is San Antonio. The Spurs are among those teams who have had interest in acquiring Fournier via trade. 

Fournier was a DNP-CD (basically, a healthy scratch) for 51 games last season, despite averaging 14 points per game and shooting 39% from long distance for them the previous year. 

The 30-year-old certainly hasn't been holding anything back this offseason, telling a French publication that "it would be a disaster" if he was to stay in New York, and that he'd be shocked if he played another game with the Knicks and was resisting the urge to "spit on everyone." 

On one hand, having a French-born veteran come in to help mentor young French phenom Victor Wembanyama makes some sense in San Antonio. 

But after hearing the scorched earth comments Fournier has been dropping, whether that's the type of "mentoring influence" Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich wants for Wemby is hard to imagine. 

Nevertheless, Fournier has shown the ability to knock down threes, with a 38% career mark in 11 NBA seasons, and a 14 PPG average. The Knicks should be able to find a landing spot for the veteran, who still has one guaranteed year left on his contract at $19M, before a club option in the final year. 

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