NBA commerce grades (Photograph by Maddie Meyer/Getty Photos)
After the preliminary hysteria of watching the Orlando Magic sign an actual path change in shifting Nikola Vucevic to the Chicago Bulls, fellow “Euro Bro” Evan Fournier was rapidly out the door after him. The Frenchman getting moved to the Boston Celtics in alternate for a pair of second-round draft picks.
Whereas loads of followers have been essential of Fournier up to now, they didn’t even have time to correctly course of what was happening. Their jaws nonetheless firmly on the ground after the Vucevic information broke. However with each gone, the group actually has dropped at an finish an period of basketball with loads of downs, and a few ups as nicely.
NBA commerce grades: Evan Fournier headed to the Celtics for some picks.
Orlando will get:
- A pair of second-round draft picks
Boston will get:
Put within the context of the Vucevic deal occurring a short while beforehand, the Magic have been at all times going to lean onerous into a brand new path and rebuild of kinds by eliminating their clear finest participant. In a vacuum although, this explicit deal could seem just a little extra puzzling for Fournier, even when he’s within the ultimate months of his present deal.
For the Celtics, their season has not gone to plan, and so they have clearly slipped within the pecking order within the Jap Convention. Including Fournier offers them a chance to retool for a postseason run, with one of many extra underrated, if not irritating at occasions to observe, creators within the league.