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Danny Ainge got more than "shooting size" with Evan Fournier

 Celtics boss, Danny Ainge, said it a while back - that the Celtics needed some "shooting with size". Well, he may have accomplished that goal by trading for 6'7" Evan Fournier.


In last night's runaway 132-96 win over the Orlando Magic,  the French import contributed 18 points, five boards, four assists and two steals in 29 minutes of action. Evan started the game at the forward spot in place of the ailing Jaylen Brown.

Fournier hit 8-of-14 shots from the field and 2-of-5 beyond the arc. His shooting and scoring were expected. But his other contributions are a bonus

His size allows him to play at least two positions on the court and makes him effective defending bigger opponents on defensive switches - a "must" with coach Brad Stevens. It would help the Celtics cause immensely if he is able to continue to contribute in the rebound, assist and steal categories..

It also doesn't hurt that Evan and Kemba Walker may have a bit of camaraderie going.  Kemba started the contest with Fournier and poured in a very-welcome 32 points while looking spry and healthy.

The former Orlando Tri-Captain does seem to fit in nicely with the current Celtics crew, and his potential contributions in the post-season can';t be over-stated. Looks like a fine pickup by Danny Ainge. 

 


 

 

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