At this point in time, it seems there is simply no realistic situation where the New York Knicks and Evan Fournier will wind up mending their relationship with one another.
Despite the swingman’s recent statements where he publicly expressed that he “has hope” to play with the franchise this season while adding that he “can help the team” with his particular skill set, with the club’s offseason moves coupled with head coach Tom Thibodeau’s latest comments on the matter, it seems more likely than not that Fournier will remain on the outside looking in on a spot in their active rotation.
Because of this, it would likely be in the best interest of both parties if they were to focus their attention on finding a way for the 30-year-old to be offloaded to another team where his services could be more valued.
Frankly, with his soon-to-be 12 years of experience in the association coupled with his highly efficient scoring touch (career averages of 14.0 points on 37.9 percent shooting from deep) there is bound to be a slew of squads out there who could benefit from his arrival.
Players Knicks should target in a potential Evan Fournier trade
That said, though finding a taker for Fournier may not prove to be all that difficult of a task, receiving the proper return package very well could be.
Should the Knicks move the veteran at some point between now and February’s deadline, Leon Rose and company should be gunning to receive the best offer they realistically can for his services.
Should bringing back ready-made talents be a coveted outcome for the front office, there are three, in particular, New York should strongly consider targeting.