Fournier agreed Monday to a four-year, $78 million deal with the Knicks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Fournier has been one of the league's more underrated wing options for the last several years. Since the start of 2016-17, Fournier has averaged 17.0 points on 45.1 percent shooting, 3.2 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 31.7 minutes per game. He figures to see a similar role with the Knicks, as it appears he'll be the team's starting shooting guard in 2021-22.
Fournier ended with 16 points (5-15 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two assists and a steal across 28 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Nets. Fournier might have ended as one of three Boston players with 15-plus points, but he had a rough night from the floor and struggled even further from three-point range, which is one of his strengths. Considering Fournier doesn't provide much outside of his scoring and three-point shooting numbers, he needs to bounce back in Game 5 if the Celtics want to avoid elimination. For what is worth, the veteran sharpshooter has made 48 percent of his shots from beyond the arc during the current series.
Fournier registered 16 points (5-9 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two steals and one rebound in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 130-108 loss to the Nets. The 28-year-old bounced back from Game 1's 3-of-10 shooting effort to post an efficient 16 points while sinking 4-of-5 three-pointers. Fournier has now scored in double digits in nine straight games dating back to May 2, a span in which he's averaging 18.4 points, 3.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 three-pointers and 1.3 steals. The ninth-year forward will look to keep up his impressive scoring streak in Game 3 on Friday.
Fournier (knee) isn't listed on the injury report for Tuesday's play-in game against the Wizards. Boston rested most of its rotation for the final game of the season Sunday, and all those players will be on the court for Tuesday's contest. Fournier finished the season strong and averaged 20.0 points, 5.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 33.0 minutes over his last five games.
Fournier (knee) will not play Sunday against the Knicks. The Celtics are locked into the seventh seed in the East, so they'll rest most of their regular rotation players as they finish out the schedule. Expect Fournier to return for Game 1 of the play-in tournament against a to-be-determined opponent.
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