Could Evan Fournier’s NBA Adventure be Coming to an End? ASVEL and Olympiakos Reportedly Interested in the Detroit Pistons Guard

Already the end of the NBA adventure for Evan Fournier? The Detroit Pistons guard could well return to Europe next season and perhaps even to France if certain sources are to be believed. ASVEL and Olympiakos would be very interested in his profile.

It’s been almost 12 years since Evan Fournier, a talented guard made in Charenton, arrived in the United States to live his NBA dream. The Frenchman has worked to earn his place in the biggest league in the world and even came close to averaging 20 points during his final year in Orlando in 2020.

But this great adventure may well be coming to an end. According to Matteo AndreaniItalian journalist for Basket InsideEvan Fournier could return to Europe next season.

Evan Fournier is considering coming back to Europe.
Asvel Villeurbanne wants him, President Parker already contacted him.
Olympiacos Piraeus is also following his case.#Basketball #Baloncesto #EuroLeague #Transfers #Asvel #OLYMPIC #NBA #Olympiacos pic.twitter.com/fGZRc1hhrl

— Matteo Andreani (@matty_vanpersie) May 27, 2024

Tony Parker, the president of ASVEL, has already contacted him to try to form a very friendly outside line with Nando de Colo and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot. Olympiakos, semi-finalist of the 2024 edition of the EuroLeague, would also be interested. The rear would thus join Moustapha Fall in Greece.

The news seems surprising as we know what Evan Fournier is still capable of. At 31, he can still bring his solid scoring skills to an NBA team, and his good years in the Big League don’t go back that far. He was still averaging 14 points per game during the 2021-22 season, during which he even broke John Starks’ record for the most 3-pointers scored by a Knicks player in a season (since broken by Donte DiVincenzo).

But the Frenchman is still coming out of two very complicated seasons. Shelved by Tom Thibodeau for nearly 18 months, his end of the 2023-24 season with the Detroit Pistons did not really reassure. Lacking pace, he had difficulty demonstrating all his qualities and his rating has not really improved.

Evan Fournier 🇫🇷 who is a hit with his former team, this is his special one!

Top scorer on his team with 17 points and 5 assists off the bench, his best game in a Pistons jersey

(+8 plus/minus in a loss of 18 pts haha)pic.twitter.com/6AiilLC1YK

— Tom Compayrot (@Tom_Cprt) March 4, 2024

Still, with a lower contract than the one he had in recent years, it is possible to believe in a resurgence of the rear, like Nicolas Batum at the Los Angeles Clippers after the end of his adventure with the Charlotte Hornets. As a reminder, Fournier will potentially be a free agent this summer, with the Pistons having a team option.

But maybe Evan Fournier has had enough of the instability that comes with an NBA career. The change of role from evening to evening, the possibility of being transferred at any time, the trips which follow one another… an end of sporting life in Europe would undoubtedly bring more certainties.

In any case, the next objective of the Charenton bald man is the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Given the level he has shown in FIBA ​​in recent years, Evan could well place himself back in the world basketball landscape, recalling what type of player he is and seeing his number of courtiers increase, whether in Europe or the United States…

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Source text: Matteo Andreani

2024-05-27 09:35:00
#Evan #Fournier #returning #Europe #season

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