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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Knicks' Benchwarmer Evan Fournier Could Be Dealt At Trade Deadline

Evan Fournier has only played in 29 games since the beginning of the 2022/23 season. He’s been healthy, but HC Tom Thibodeau refuses to play the Frenchman and has had him on the bench for no actual reason.

Before Fournier was benched he was putting up career-low numbers. Instead of having him play through the downs, he was benched as a healthy scratch and was never given an actual chance to recover on the second or third rotations. 

Now in the final year of what is an expiring $18M deal and only appearing in 2 games, the Kicks will most likely move Fournier at the deadline. 

Evan Fournier’s trade stock is at an all-time low due to his lack of play. If the Knicks move Fournier then another player or a possible draft pick will accompany him in the trade.

New York has eight tradeable first-round picks, including four of its own. The four picks from other teams are protected. As far as players go, the Knicks have the likes of Quentin Grimes and Isaiah Hartenstein who could find themselves out of the Big Apple. 

Other trade-eligible players include Donte DiVincenzo, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, Jericho Sims (Josh Hart and Miles McBride cannot be traded prior to the 2024 deadline). Though it’s not expected the Knicks are willing to depart from any more ‘big names’ unless they make a splash in a blockbuster trade.

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