Evan Fournier could have been inserted in a trade package for O.G. Anunoby

2023-03-09T17:37:41+00:00 2023-03-09T17:37:41+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

09/Mar/23 17:37


The French shooting guard could have been moved to Canada to bring O.G. Anunoby to the Madison Square Garden

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

According to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, the New York Knicks tried to bring O.G. Anunoby to the Big Apple, and they wanted to insert Evan Fournier into the package.

“There were rumblings the Knicks talked to the Raptors about Evan Fournier, and I think it was three first-round picks for OG Anunoby, but talks didn’t go far, I was told… I’d assume there were protections of some kind”, Michael Scotto said.

“There was also uncertainty if Anunoby would want to stay with the Knicks in the summer of 2024 when he’s expected to opt out of his deal and become an unrestricted free agent. Anunoby is on a good contract now, but some executives think he’s going to cost too much once he hits the open market. Next season, Fournier basically becomes an expiring contract at $18.8 million since the 2024-25 season is a team option”, he added.

The former Orlando Magic shooting guard is averaging 6.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 18:00 minutes per game in just 23 appearances with New York (5th in the East, 39-28) this season, while the British small forward is producing 16.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists with the Canadian franchise (9th, 32-35).

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