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Evan Fournier

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2015-16 SEASON: Appeared in a career-best 79 games (71 starts) with Orlando, averaging a career-high 15.4 ppg., 2.8 rpg., 2.7 apg. and 1.22 stlpg. in a career-high 32.5 minpg., while shooting a team-high .400 (156-390) from three-point range and a team-high .836 (199-238) from the free throw line…As a starter, averaged 15.6 ppg., 2.9 rpg., 2.7 apg. and 1.28 stlpg. in 33.4 minpg.…Tied for 17th in the NBA in three-point FG percentage and ranked 35th in free throw percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 19 times, in rebounding once and in assists seven times…Scored in double figures 61 times, had 20+ points 24 times and 30+ points twice, including a career-high 30 points on Nov. 3 @ New Orleans and Mar. 15 vs. Denver…Hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 3.1 seconds in overtime on Nov. 18 vs. Minnesota…Hit a go-ahead short jumper with 14.2 seconds left on Dec. 23 vs. Houston…Hit the game-tying layup with 12.2 seconds left to force overtime on Feb. 19 vs. Dallas…Dished out a career-high-tying eight assists on Feb. 19 vs. Dallas…Recorded at least one steal 58 times and had two-or-more steals 28 times, including a career-high five steals on Jan. 20 vs. Philadelphia…Logged a career-high 46 minutes on Nov. 4 @ Houston and Apr. 8 vs. Miami…Missed three games (Feb. 28-Mar. 2) due to a sore right wrist.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 251 career NBA regular season games (111 starts) with Denver and Orlando, averaging 11.0 ppg., 2.5 rpg. and 2.0 apg. in 24.5 minpg….Shot .389 (352-906) from three-point range during his career…Also played in four career playoff outings, averaging 4.8 ppg. and 1.0 apg. in 13.3 minpg.

2014-15: Played in 58 games (32 starts) with Orlando, averaging 12.0 ppg., 2.6 rpg. and 2.1 apg. in 28.6 minpg., while shooting .378 (85-225) from three-point range…As a starter, averaged 14.2 ppg., 2.9 rpg. and 2.5 apg. in 33.3 minpg.…Ranked 31st in the NBA in three-point FG percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring six times and in assists four times…Scored in double figures 39 times and had 20+ points six times, including 28 points on Nov. 12 @ New York…Dished out a career-high eight assists on Nov. 17 @ Detroit…Recorded at least one steal 22 times and had two-or-more steals 12 times…Missed 23 games due to injury: missed one game (Nov. 19) due to a left heel contusion, two games (Jan. 10-12) due to a sprained right knee and 20 games (Feb. 27-Apr. 4, 13-15) due to a sore right hip…Did not play once (Apr. 11) due to precautionary rest.

2013-14: Appeared in 76 games (four starts) with Denver, averaging 8.4 ppg., 2.7 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 19.8 minpg., while shooting .376 (89-237) from three-point range…As a starter, averaged 13.5 ppg., 3.5 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 35.0 minpg.…Led (or tied) the team in scoring six times and in assists twice…Scored in double figures 27 times and had 20+ points four times…Tallied 25 points and a career-high eight rebounds on Feb. 18 vs. Phoenix…Tied career-high with eight rebounds on Feb. 21 @ Chicago…Had at least one steal in 25 games, including a career-high-tying three steals twice, the last time on Mar. 23 vs. Washington…Logged a career-high 44 minutes on Feb. 27 vs. Brooklyn…DNP-CD six times.

2012-13: Played in 38 games (four starts) during his rookie campaign with Denver, averaging 5.3 ppg. and 1.2 apg. in 11.3 minpg., while shooting .407 (22-54) from three-point range… Led (or tied) the team in scoring once…Scored in double figures seven times, including 24 points on Apr. 14 vs. Portland…Made his NBA debut on Oct. 31 vs. Philadelphia, tallying five points and one assist in 10 minutes…Made first career NBA start on Feb. 12 @ Toronto, recording six points, one rebound and two assists in 18 minutes…DNP-CD 44 times…Appeared in four playoff games, averaging 4.8 ppg. and 1.0 apg. in 13.3 minpg….Scored 11 points during his playoff debut in Game #1 vs. Golden State on Apr. 20.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Denver in the first round (20th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft…Traded from Denver to Orlando in exchange for Arron Afflalo and the draft rights to Devyn Marble (Jun. 26, 2014)…Re-signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 7, 2016).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Played in 59 games with Union Poitiers Basket 86 of the French League…In 2011-12, averaged 14.0 ppg., 3.2 rpg., 2.2 apg. and 1.50 stlpg. in 26.0 minpg….At 19 years old, became the youngest player in French League history to score at least 20 points in a game with 21 on Feb. 5, 2011 against SLUC Nancy…Earned the French League Rising Star Award as the league’s most improved player in both 2011 and 2012...Participated in the Nike Hoop Summit in 2011…Helped France win a Bronze Medal in the Europe U20 championships in Spain in 2011.

ONE-ON-ONE: Last name is pronounced forn-yay…Born in Saint-Maurice, France…Wore #94 as a member of the Denver Nuggets to represent the country code of where he is from in France…Had a movie produced about his rise from the French League to the NBA called “Evan: Le Reve Américan (The American Dream),” which premiered in Paris on Oct. 17, 2012…Has a dog named Simba, who was named after his favorite Disney character…During the 2015 holidays, took youth from the Central Florida Boys & Girls Clubs on a Walmart shopping spree, in conjunction with Pepsi…Assisted the Magic and UnitedHealthcare staff in assembling 12,500 Hi-Five Kids Packs for Second Harvest Food Bank in spring of 2016…If he wasn’t an NBA player, he would be an archaeologist…Fan of the NFL’s Denver Broncos…You can follow him on Twitter: @EvanFourmizz.

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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 205 lbs./ 93 kg
Born: October 29, 1992
From: France
Draft: 1st Round (20th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Orlando Magic 2014 - 2015
  Denver Nuggets 2012 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: /France

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