As expected, Evan Fournier remained on the bench for the New York Knicks’ first three games of the season. Unless an injury happens, that’s likely where he’ll stay until New York finds a trade partner for the 30-year-old.
Fournier was vocal over the offseason about his desire to be traded to a team where he can regularly contribute. The $18.9 million he’s making this season could help to match salary if the Knicks trade for a star, whoever that might be.
In the meantime, Fournier was a guest on ‘Tidal League,’ where he said that Draymond Green took Kevin Garnett’s spot as the best trash talker in the NBA. When asked about Dillon Brooks, he said that the new Rockets forward isn’t that much of a trash talker.
Maybe Fournier said that because Brooks rarely can back up his trash talk, with Steph Curry being the latest player to make the forward look bad.
Fournier didn’t outright trash Brooks and say it’s hard to like him but confirmed what someone else said.
Evan Fournier agrees it’s “hard to like” wannabe NBA villain Dillon Brooks
Dillon Brooks never learns his lesson. In the playoffs last season, he called LeBron James “old” and said he doesn’t “respect anyone until they come and give me 40.” After each of Memphis’ three road losses in Los Angeles, Brooks didn’t make himself available to the media postgame, which led to him being clowned even more so on social media.
Brooks’ latest attempt at trash talk came when Houston visited San Antonio. On the topic of Victor Wembanyama, Brooks said, “He’s tall, that’s really it.” The Spurs proceeded to beat the Rockets in overtime, 126-122.
As you can see, Evan Fournier was correct to say it’s hard to like Brooks. Even if he played for the Knicks, it’d be hard to like him since he can’t back up what he says. He’s an expert at drawing negative attention, which is the last thing the Grizzlies needed last season.
Dillon Brooks and Houston won’t visit MSG until Jan. 17, and maybe he’ll have something to say about Evan Fournier. The New York guard simply confirmed what’s true, but Brooks doesn’t need much to go off on.