Knicks Rumors: Evan Fournier, Spencer Dinwiddie Linked to NYK Ahead of Free Agency

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJuly 27, 2021

Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie plays against the Boston Celtics during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Evan Fournier and Spencer Dinwiddie are reportedly among the New York Knicks' targets heading into free agency.

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported both guards are on the Knicks' radar as free agency approaches. The team is also expected to be among Kyle Lowry's top suitors.

It's likely that Fournier and Dinwiddie are fallback options in case Lowry chooses to sign elsewhere.

Fournier split the 2020-21 season between the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic. The veteran Frenchman averaged 17.1 points and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 41.3 percent from three-point range. While Fournier's points dropped after the deadline move to Boston in March, his three-point efficiency skyrocketed from 38.8 percent to 46.3 percent.

Dinwiddie was limited to three games last season because of a partial right ACL tear. In 2019-20, Dinwiddie broke out and averaged a career-high 20.6 points and 6.8 assists for the Nets.

The free-agent-to-be has also set a high price on his services, revealing he wants $25 million per season.

Spencer Dinwiddie @SDinwiddie_25

All they did was divide 125 by 5 lol it’s math y’all.<br><br>All I did was look at the market and do multiplication. I didn’t say anything about a max deal like some of y’all implied lol <a href="https://t.co/VtxMViI1Ks">https://t.co/VtxMViI1Ks</a>

The Knicks are looking to build on a surprising postseason appearance. Most viewed the Knicks as a clear lottery team heading into the regular season, but Tom Thibodeau earned Coach of the Year honors by taking them to the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.


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