NY Knicks: Evan Fournier would be a big addition
Evan Fournier is one of the premier free agent perimeter shooters the NY Knicks could sign this offseason. Fournier was recently acquired by the Boston Celtics for a pretty low-costing deal, especially considering the 2020 free agency saw sharpshooters get paid very well.
Boston will most likely look to re-sign Fournier, but the Knicks have the most cap space in the league, so they can match anything the Celtics offer with owning his Bird Rights.
Fournier has developed into an above-average playmaker for a wing. His playmaking ability has also led to an improvement in creating his own shots. Fournier is a talented shooter off the dribble, which is something the Knicks could use. All of the NY Knicks’ top shooters are much better at catch-and-shoot looks, meaning adding someone to create his own looks could really help.
Fournier averages 18 points while shooting almost 40% from three. The Knicks also seem to be significantly better when Alec Burks can score around 20 points or more. Getting a consistent guy to put around 18-20 points up and space the floor could work wonders to help get double teams off of Randle.
Fournier and RJ Barrett would be able to complement each other very well also. Barrett is best at driving to the hoop for scoring, though his shot has improved wildly. Barrett is very strong and runs down the court with force, so having an option like Fournier to kick out can put Barrett in more 1-on-1 situations driving to the paint.