Celtics agree to sign-and-trade with Evan Fournier
As reported by Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe on Twitter, the Celtics have agreed to a sign-and-trade with guard Evan Fournier that will send him to the New York Knicks. Per Himmelsbach, the deal created a $17.1 million Traded Player Exception (TPE) for President of Basketball Ops Brad Stevens.
The Celtics sent Fournier to the Knicks along with a 2023 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick, the latter being a top-55 protected pick from the Charlotte Hornets, the team said in a press release.
Acquired before the 2021 trade deadline, Fournier played 16 games for the Celtics and averaged 13 points and 2.8 three-pointers while playing 29.5 minutes per game.
The news comes less than 24 hours after the Celtics agreed to a four-year max extension for guard Marcus Smart.