NY Knicks: 4 Players Who Will Benefit From the Evan Fournier Signing

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The NY Knicks started off a busy free agency by re-signing valuable veterans such as Derrick Rose, Nerlens Noel, Taj Gibson, and Alec Burks.

They also made a big splash in the free-agent pool, grabbing Evan Fournier.

The fourth year is a team option, meaning that his contract value is truly around 3 years and $58 million.

It may seem pricey, but Fournier immediately becomes an upgrade over Reggie Bullock and has been a solid performer over the past few years.

The 28-year old French wing averaged 17.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game on impressive 46-41-79 shooting splits this past season with the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics.

Which NY Knicks players will get a boost from Evan Fournier’s presence?

In fact, he’s been a sneakily consistent scorer throughout his career. Over the past five seasons, Fournier has averaged 17.0 points while shooting 38% from three on nearly six attempts per game.

This makes it highly unlikely that he’s going to regress in New York, especially considering that he’s in the middle of his prime years.

He’s a high-volume sharpshooter who can also put the ball on the floor and create scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates.

The Knicks desperately needed another scoring threat who could space the floor, and Fournier absolutely fits that description.

He should be able to fit seamlessly alongside his new teammates, who will also likely get better from having him as part of the squad.

Here are 4 players who will benefit from Evan Fournier becoming a New York Knick.