Orlando’s Evan Fournier on NBA restart: “We’re trying to save the season”

Evan Fournier
Jan 4, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) shoots over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Evan Fournier will join the Orlando Magic in the NBA season resumption with the goal of making an impact in the postseason. The Orlando starting shooting guard joined a Zoom media session for the NBA season restart.

The Frenchman talked on the financial aspect of the decision to resume play in the Orlando “bubble” and his decision on his impending free agency.

According to SB Nation:

That’s the main reason why we’re going to start the season, because us not playing (and the NBA just cancelling the season), the NBA would lose so much money,” Fournier said on the NBA’s financial future.

“Like a huge impact on next year – for the owners, for us, for the salary cap, for everyone. We’re trying to save the season, that’s my take on it. We’re trying to save it financially, us going to Disney.”

The Magic swingman has also referred to the situation of his contract, as he holds a player option for the 2020-21 season worth $17 million for next season.

“As far as my free agency, I have no pressure at all really, because I have a player option regardless,” Fournier told Aaron Goldstone of SB Nation. “So when the moment comes, I’m just going to look at (stuff) and look at the numbers – and then make my decision. But there’s really no pressure.”