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Evan Fournier: ‘I didn’t really know how to help the team’

With 37 wins we would be ninth in the West, so in play-in, but as the East has gotten stronger…Evan Fournier puts into perspective the failed season of the Knicks who indeed finished the season with a better record than the Pelicans and Spurs who go head-to-head tonight in “play-in”. But this season, for once, the Eastern Conference was busier and perhaps more challenging, and New York fell by the wayside.

We never managed to find an osmosis, a way to play to win » regrets the Frenchman in the team† † If we don’t have a much better season next year, they’ll kick us all out!

Under contract for another three seasons, the Frenchman returns to his irregularity and to this new role: “exclusive shooter”.

“I noticed that I was out of the ball a lot. I was looking for myself a lot, I had trouble fitting into the system, I wasn’t sure how to help the team. he continues† “I was very frustrated, with an uneven performance. I had to understand that either I fight against my use as an exclusive shooter, or I embrace this concept. In the end I finished in the Top 5 on three-pointers in the NBA. So it’s positive to be among the best in sports. I also broke the Knicks’ three-point record in one season.”

“I barely get into my prime and see myself continuing as a holder for a few more years”

Last year he was also able to discover a new role: sixth man…’ It’s not my decision, but for me I’m barely going into my “prime” and see myself continuing as a starter for several more years. In defense I have to start at the beginning of the season, then I have to start a conversation with the coach in the attack this summer. I understood my role, but I can do more and help in other situations† †

From now on, place for a well-deserved “break”, before projecting towards Eurobasket 2022 of which he will be the leader, a priori with Rudy Gobert.

“We are going to evaluate the young people, especially with the window in June. I think of Theo (Maledon), I think of Killian Hayes… and other players I don’t have in mind there. Timothé (Luwawu-Cabarrot) has to make up for Nico’s absence and become a clear starter. But I will see Vincent (Collet, the coach) first. With Rudy (Gobert) we were already manager, so our role doesn’t change, but with Nando and Nico we would have been less alone.

The full interview with Evan Fournier

Evan Fournier Percentage bounces
Season Team GM Minimum shots 3 points LF Out secure early pd side int bp CT Points
2012-13 PINE TREE 38 11 49.3 40.7 76.9 0.2 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.7 0.5 0.8 0.0 5.3
2013-14 PINE TREE 76 20 41.9 37.6 75.6 0.5 2.2 2.7 1.5 2.4 0.5 1.3 0.1 8.4
2014-15 ENT 58 29 44.0 37.8 72.8 0.5 2.2 2.6 2.1 2.0 0.7 1.4 0.0 12.0
2015-16 ENT 79 33 46.2 40.0 83.6 0.4 2.4 2.9 2.7 2.7 1.2 1.7 0.0 15.4
2016-17 ENT 68 33 43.9 35.6 80.5 0.7 2.4 3.1 3.0 2.7 1.0 2.1 0.1 17.2
2017-18 ENT 57 32 45.9 37.9 86.7 0.4 2.8 3.2 2.9 2.4 0.8 1.7 0.3 17.8
2018-19 ENT 81 32 43.8 34.0 80.6 0.5 2.7 3.2 3.6 2.8 0.9 1.9 0.2 15.1
2019-20 ENT 66 31 46.7 39.9 81.8 0.3 2.3 2.6 3.2 2.4 1.1 1.9 0.2 18.5
2020-21 * All teams 42 30 45.7 41.3 78.8 0.2 2.8 3.1 3.4 2.3 1.1 1.7 0.5 17.1
2020-21 * ENT 26 30 46.1 38.8 79.7 0.2 2.7 2.9 3.7 2.1 1.0 2.1 0.4 19.7
2020-21 * BUNCH 16 30 44.8 46.3 71.4 0.3 3.0 3.3 3.1 2.6 1.3 1.2 0.6 13.0
2021-22 NYK 80 30 41.7 38.9 70.8 0.4 2.2 2.6 2.1 2.3 1.0 1.3 0.3 14.1
Total 645 29 44.5 38.1 79.8 0.4 2.3 2.8 2.6 2.4 0.9 1.6 0.2 14.3

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