After listening to about his commerce to the Boston Celtics, Evan Fournier knew precisely who to name.
Fournier caught up with ex-Celtic and fellow France native Vincent Poirier. The 2 performed collectively on the French Nationwide Workforce, so the previous Orlando Magic ahead figured he’d ask his FIBA World Cup teammate about what it is prefer to play in Boston.
“That’s the very first thing I did, sure,” Fournier instructed reporters earlier than Monday’s C’s-Pelicans recreation. “However extra so than basketball it was in regards to the metropolis, the followers, the eating places, and so forth. So, he solely had nice issues to say.”
The Magic traded Fournier for 2 second-round picks and level guard Jeff Teague, who was waived and joined the Milwaukee Bucks shortly thereafter. Fournier admits he was stunned when he heard the information that his tenure in Orlando was over, however he is excited to be a Celtic.
“As soon as I heard in regards to the commerce I used to be clearly actually excited,” he stated. “It’s a little bit of a shock since you by no means know when it’s going to occur or not, clearly there have been rumors, however once you spend seven years in a single place, , it’s a little bit bit surprising at first. However as soon as it settles in you’ll be able to mirror in your state of affairs and, like I stated, it’s an ideal alternative for me.”
Fournier has averaged 19.7 factors and three.7 assists by way of 26 video games this season. The 28-year-old is anticipated to be a dependable scoring choice to enhance C’s stars Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker.
Fournier is making his C’s debut vs. the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday evening at TD Backyard.