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Boston Celtics unwilling to meet Evan Fournier’s contract demands, per report

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Boston Celtics' Evan Fournier dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 29, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boston Celtics may not re-sign Evan Fournier this offseason as the franchise is not ready to meet Fournier’s demands, per Mark Murphy of Boston Herald.

According to the report, Fournier is expected to demand a four-year, $80 million deal in the free agency. The French national is an unrestricted free agent, and he can join any team that will meet his asking price.

(via sportkeeda.com):

“According to a league source, negotiations between the Celtics and Evan Fournier are close to stalling, with the team unwilling to meet the valuable wing player’s asking price of $80 million over four years.”

The Celtics already acquired Josh Richardson and Kris Dunn as insurance policy in case Fournier does not return to Boston. Last February, Boston acquired Fournier via a trade with the Magic sending two second round picks to Orlando.

Fournier had a strong run in the playoffs, even though the Celtics did not make it out of the first round of the postseason. The Frenchman averaged 15.4 points on 43.3% shooting from deep in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

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