France to have NBA firepower for next FIBA World Cup windows

Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier has revealed that he will join the French national team in the last window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.

France have already advanced to the next round of the qualifiers with four wins from their first four games in Group E.

“Why wouldn’t I go play for the national team like I do every summer? I will be here, that is for sure,” Fournier said during an interview with FIBA. 

“In my opinion, there are no reasons for players to miss and not play in the June-July window. You can count me in; I will play with the national team this summer, like I always do every single year. 

“People have to stop asking me this question because I am, and will always be available for the national team during the summer.”

Fournier joins Finland’s Lauri Markkanen as the NBA-based players committed to playing for their national sides during the NBA off-season.