The New York Knicks made it a priority to land shooting guard Evan Fournier this off-season on a fresh contract. Signing him to a four-year, $73 million deal, the former first-round pick is looking to make an impact with the Knicks this upcoming season and beyond. With nine years of experience in the NBA, Fournier is a more than capable player, elevating the roster above the value that Reggie bullock provided last season.
While Bullock certainly offered value as a catch and shoot specialist, Fournier is capable of creating shots for himself, which adds another element to the offense, taking pressure off Julius Randle at power forward.
Last season, Fournier average 17.1 points, 3.4 assist and shot nearly 46% from the field. He connected on 41.3% of his shots from three-point range, averaging 6.7 attempts per game. Posting an effective field goal percentage of 56.5%, Fournier is simply a better player than Bullock and will offer the team far more offensive competency with similar defensive prowess.
However, while fans are excited about his impact, Fournier is already a favorite among the base. His social media presence has already elevated fans who are excited about the 2021-22 season. Asking to take part in several interviews with Knicks podcasts, Fournier also dropped a hilarious tweet regarding his visual appearance in EAâ€™s mobile basketball game.
Every fucking year bro… ?????
I am sick of this shit. ??? pic.twitter.com/DH9Hr7twij
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) August 25, 2021
It is actually quite insane that EA managed to depict Fournier in such a ridiculous way. Just look at his eyes, they look like they are staring into your soul. And what is with his hair? It looks nothing like his actual style. Hopefully, EA learned a lesson from this encounter with Fournier â€” do better!