1. Evan Fournier Gets a Bag from the Knicks
Fournier spent a large chunk of his career as one of the most underrated players in the game, as some impressive scoring numbers with the Magic were eclipsed by the fact that he played on plenty of bad Orlando teams. However, the recent contract he earned with the Knicks might make him one of the most overpaid players in the game.
Fournier has agreed to a four-year deal with the Knicks that could pay him as much as $78 million if it maxes out. This is coming off of a season in which he underwhelmed following a trade to the Celtics.
Additionally, Fournier will be getting almost $20 million per year at the age of 32 by the time this deal is over, if the Knicks pick up the final option. One has to assume they won’t…right?
The Nets should be thrilled the Knicks overpaid for Evan Fournier.
Fournier’s average annual value puts him in a tier right below players like Victor Oladipo and Buddy Hield. As good as he is, and as much as the Knicks need shooting and scoring, that seems like an overpay, especially considering that Derrick Rose, Immanuel Quickley, and Alec Burks are all back.
Fournier will get his fair share of buckets, and the Knicks are a formidable foe, but their poor play against the Hawks in the postseason should’ve been a wake-up call that signaled the need for a bigger acquisition this offseason, not giving Fournier high-end starter money.