Evan Fournier on Facing Magic: ‘I’ve Moved On’

Evan Fournier on Facing Magic: ‘I’ve Moved On’


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Evan Fournier #94 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the game against the Charlotte Hornets.

Evan Fournier is coming off arguably the best game of his young Boston Celtics tenure, posting 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field during Sunday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. He’ll look to extend his hot shooting streak into Wednesday, as the 28-year-old will once again be asked to shoulder a significant scoring load with All-Star Jaylen Brown out of the lineup with a sprained ankle.

Beyond that, there’s also the looming aspect of a revenge game for Fournier, who will face off with the Orlando Magic, his former team of nearly seven years.

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Fournier on Return to Orlando: ‘I Moved On’

Despite averaging nearly 20.0 points per game for the Magic this season, Fournier was shipped to Beantown at the trade deadline in exchange for two future second-round picks and veteran guard Jeff Teague — a player who was waived before even arriving in Central Florida.

Yet, despite the table being set for a “revenge game,” don’t expect the Celtics swingman to take the court at Amway Center with any personal vendettas.

“I had a great time in Orlando, but I moved on,” Fournier told reporters Tuesday, via The Athletic’s Jared Weiss. “Playing for the Celtics is a great opportunity and I’m fully here. I don’t have any extra motivation or anything to play against the Magic. I just want to get the win and go home.”

More to come…