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Frenchman Evan Fournier joins Boston Celtics

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                Full-back Evan Fournier leaves Orlando Magic The French basketball player was sent to Boston Celtic on Thursday, March 25, while the Magic pick up Jeff Teague and two draft rounds.  At 28, he took on a new challenge within a legendary NBA franchise.
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                                    <p>Goodbye Florida, hello Massachusetts.  After Colorado in the Denver Nuggets for two seasons (2012-2014) and therefore the Florida sun under the colors of the Orlando Magic for almost seven years (2014-2021), Evan Fournier went into exile in the northwest of the United States. United.  After several days of rumors, the information was made official Thursday, March 25: the French will now play at the Boston Celtics.

Evan Fournier would become a free agent in a few months. Knowing the international tricolor on the start, the Celtics are positioned, just like the Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks. It is ultimately the oldest franchise in the NBA (founded in 1946) which closed the deal, in exchange for Jeff Teague and two second draft rounds. For the Magic, a period of reconstruction begins, because just before giving Fournier to the Celtics, it is Nikola Vucevic who started with the Chicago Bulls.

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<p>In Boston, the French will find his number 94 which is dear to him, he the native of Saint-Maurice in Val-de-Marne (94).  The C's will recover a boy who plays his best basketball this season (19.7 points, 3.7 assists) but who will have to find a place in his new team.  Moved at the time of leaving Orlando, Evan Fournier, who leaves after a last successful match with the bonus of the victory basket, knows that he is changing dimension.  The Celtics co-hold with their rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA title record (17).  And even if the last one dates back to 2008, the franchise wants to be ambitious this season.

« It’s a place where you play the title all the time. A legendary franchise, with high expectations, well coached, even if this year, they have experienced difficult times. I am excited by the sporting challenge », Announced the new Celtics player to The team.

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