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Evan Fournier | Guard

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 205
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Evan Fournier criticized his team after Sunday's preseason win over the Rockets.
"We came out super flat, with no energy, soft," he said. We've just got to play harder than that, just being more focused and mentally ready." Fournier finished with 19 points (including four triples) with five boards, four dimes, three triples and a steal in 27 minutes, so while it's worth nothing Elfrid Payton (hamstring) was out of the lineup, Fournier certainly did his job. Even if Fournier earns a reserve role, his fantasy upside is pretty capped unless there's an injury in the starting backcourt. Oct 12 - 10:02 AM

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Evan Fournier played very well in a start for the Magic on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting (4-of-6 from the stripe) to go with five rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover over 27 minutes.

With Aaron Gordon (fractured jaw) and Elfrid Payton (hamstring) unavailable, Fournier has been thrust into the starting lineup, and he's made the most of the opportunity averaging 15.3 points, 2.7 three-pointers and 1.0 steal through three preseason games. However, both Gordon and Payton are expected to be fine for the regular season, so it's pretty clear that Fournier will be coming off the bench this season. If he can continue to impress head coach Scott Skiles with his play through the preseason, it's possible Fournier earns himself a sixth man role, but it's unlikely he's anything more than a low-end asset in deep leagues this season.
Oct 11 - 11:32 PM

Evan Fournier will start at small forward for Thursday's preseason game vs. the Pacers.

Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucavic will join Fournier in the starting unit for Thursday's game. Channing Frye started Orlando's first preseason game, but he'll be resting tonight as the Magic are on their second game of a back-to-back set, giving Fournier the opportunity to run with the starters. However, Frye is by no means a lock to open up the regular-season as the starter, so it'll be interesting to see what Fournier can do tonight given the opportunity.

Evan Fournier returned from a sprained ankle to finish Wednesday's exhibition victory with a team-high 18 points, three 3-pointers, two assists and two steals.

Fournier made 5-of-11 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs in only 24 minutes of action, and it's safe to conclude that his ankle wasn't bothering him. The bad news is that he's stuck behind Victor Oladipo on the depth chart, consigning him to the standard-league waiver wire as long as 'Dipo is healthy.
Oct 7 - 10:33 PM

Evan Fournier (sprained right ankle) will play in Wednesday's exhibition game against Miami, as expected.

Head coach Scott Skiles said that he's excited to see how he can use Fournier in the rotation, so we'll let you know how he fares after Wednesday's game. It's possible he finds himself in a sixth man role with Orlando this season, and if he can see consistent playing time in the mid-20s, he could certainly emerge as an asset in deep leagues.
Oct 7 - 1:06 PM

Evan Fournier (sprained right ankle) is expected to play against the Heat on Wednesday.

Magic head coach Scott Skiles said he expects to have Fournier available for Wednesday's preseason game, so it sounds like the 22-year-old is ready to put his ankle injury behind him. While Fournier is a solid target in deeper fantasy leagues, he won't see enough minutes to warrant a draft pick in standard fantasy leagues as long as he's coming off the bench.
Oct 6 - 12:14 PM

Evan Fournier (sprained right ankle) scrimmaged without limitations on Monday.

He practiced fully on Sunday and should be ready for Wednesday's exhibition. Orlando has too much depth to rely on Fournier in standard leagues, especially since he doesn't contribute many rebounds (2.6), assists (2.1) or steals (0.7) from the SG spot.
Oct 5 - 6:37 PM

Evan Fournier (ankle) is reportedly close to making a return.

He was able to get in a full practice on Sunday according to head coach Scott Skiles, and Fournier is optimistic about playing in Wednesday's game because his ankle is responding well. Fournier will have to earn his minutes in a crowded wing rotation, so he is only on the radar in deeper formats.
Oct 4 - 1:08 PM

Evan Fournier (ankle) will not play on Saturday.

The injury isn't serious and coach Scott Sklies said Fournier and Nikola Vucevic (shoulder) would play today in an important game. Fournier could see less minutes due to the team likely looking to improve on his 25th-ranked defensive efficiency.
Oct 3 - 5:23 PM

Evan Fourner (ankle) said he would welcome an extension with the Orlando Magic.

Fournier will become a restricted free agent after the 2015-16 season if he and the Magic don't agree to an extension before the October 31 deadline, but the 22-year-old is hoping it doesn't come to that. "It would be awesome," Fournier said. "But, to be honest, I don't even think about it because that's not in my power. That's not in my hands." Fournier should be healthy to start the regular season despite his current ankle injury, but he won't see enough minutes to make an impact in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 29 - 9:50 AM

Evan Fournier estimated that he will miss approximately two weeks because of his sprained right ankle.

Fournier did say that he will "definitely" be ready for the season opener on Oct. 28, but you never want to see a player miss training camp. Head coach Scott Skiles has indicated that the Magic will be a defensive-minded team this season, so that doesn't bode well for Fournier's fantasy outlook. As long as Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris are healthy, Fournier won't see enough minutes to make an impact in standard leagues. We will update his status as soon as we know more.
Sep 27 - 9:09 AM

When asked about Evan Fournier, coach Scott Skiles said the team will be "more of a defensive-minded team."

That's not a good sign for Fournier and he might see his minutes decrease. On the other hand, we should see more available minutes on the wing for Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris and Aaron Gordon. Of course, trusting what Scott Skiles said isn't exactly the best idea.
Sep 25 - 10:10 PM

Evan Fournier will not practice when the Magic open training camp on Saturday.

Fournier was injured in his final game at EuroBasket but the injury isn't believed to be serious, and we're considering him day-to-day. He's a marginal fantasy consideration while Victor Oladipo is healthy.
Sep 25 - 1:03 PM

Evan Fournier (ankle) tweaked his ankle during the third-place game at EuroBasket.

Fournier's ankle injury isn't thought to be serious, but it could limit him early on in training camp. While the 22-year-old has potential, he's not someone to be targeting in standard fantasy league drafts as he won't see enough minutes to make a difference.
Sep 24 - 10:56 AM

Evan Fournier is reportedly considering signing an extension with the Magic.

According to sources of Steve Kyler, both sides are talking the same valuation and a deal could be finalized before the end of training camp. Fournier started the 2014-15 season strong with Victor Oladipo sidelined, but he really fell off towards the end of the year, averaging just 8.7 points, 2.7 assists and 1.1 three-pointers per game during the month of February. He's not someone to target in standard leagues on draft day.
Aug 26 - 10:59 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2C.J. Watson
3Shabazz Napier
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Devyn Marble
4Tyler Harvey
SF1Tobias Harris
2Mario Hezonja
3Melvin Ejim
PF1Aaron Gordon
2Channing Frye
3Andrew Nicholson
4Dewayne Dedmon
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Jason Smith