By: Sam Meyerkopf / @HoopLikeDrazen
Evan Fournier has had a very up and down season. He barely got any burn throughout most of the year and then Danilo Gallinari went down. A spot opened up on the wing, especially for a good shooter, and Fournier’s minutes skyrocketed. In eight April games Fournier averaged 11.5 points and 2.8 assists, earning him a starting role for the end of the season and Playoffs.
He’s had a little bit of a rough Playoff series so far, unable to make a three in eight attempts and sometimes not being inserted back into the game after starting. The Nuggets desperately need his shooting and scoring, so if Fournier doesn’t make one of his first couple three’s, he’s usually headed to the bench for the rest of the game.
In a post game interview after the Nuggets Game 4 101-115 loss to the Warriors, Fournier talked about his first Playoff experience, having to guard Steph Curry to open the game up and the toughest place he’s ever played (besides Oracle Arena that is).