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Nuggets have inquired about Magic’s Evan Fournier

Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) gets past Denver Nuggets guard PJ Dozier, left, for a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier has been the subject of frequent trade rumors, as the Denver Nuggets have shown interest in him.

The Nuggets are among several teams checking in on Fournier, as the list of interested teams continues to grow, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

The Magic, who currently sit in 14th (next-to-last place) in the Eastern Conference with a record of 14-29, are committed to moving Fournier along with teammate Aaron Gordon, according to Chris Mannix of SI.com.

The Nuggets have reportedly “dangled” Gary Harris and Will Barton in deals and they also have some interesting young talent in Bol Bol and rookie R.J. Hampton to trade.

Fournier, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, is not letting the trade talks affect his on-court play.

“Sometimes like a deal might happen and then not at the last minute and you will never know it,” said Fournier. “It’s just the nature of this business, so there’s really no reason for me [to worry]. My first couple of years here, there’s been rumors but it’s really like nothing because I’m still here and I still have to play a game.”

Fournier recently scored 31 points on March 19 against the Brooklyn Nets and on March 23 against the Nuggets, while shooting 55.0 percent from three-point in those two games.

In 25 total games, the 28-year-old is averaging 19.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from three-point.

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