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The Denver Nuggets' first-round pick, Evan Fournier, says he wants to play for the team in the upcoming season.
Fournier, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound guard from France, was the 20th overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft. The Nuggets drafted him with the idea of having the 19-year-old play one or two more years in Europe, but Fournier said he wants to stay here.
Fournier averaged 14.1 points and 3.2 rebounds playing for Poiters of the French Pro A League.
The Nuggets have 12 players under contract for the 2012-13 season. They have two restricted free agents, guard Rudy Fernandez and center JaVale McGee, and unrestricted free agent guard Andre Miller also on the roster.
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The Denver Nuggets selected French guard Evan Fournier with the 20th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
The 19-year-old Fournier averaged 14.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists playing for Poiters in France Pro A last season. He was also a member of the French national team at the junior and youth levels.
He averaged 16.9 points for the French U20 team at the 2001 U20...
The Denver Nuggets have chosen the French Fournier as their #20 pick which surprised many as many draft experts had Marquis Teague becoming a Nugget. Nevertheless, Fournier — for the time being — is a Denver Nugget. It’s still unknown what Denver will do with him, as they have a full roster include free agents [...]
With the 20th overall pick the Denver Nuggets take Evan Fournier from France. Fournier is still only 19 years old. He can play both the shooting guard and small forward positon. He excels at attacking the rim and he is full of potenial.
THe Nuggets don’t really have any holes on their team right now. This pick should allow Fournier time to develop.
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Denver, CO – With the 20th pick in the first round, the Denver Nuggets surprised most experts and went overseas, selecting Evan Fournier from France. Fournier is 6’7″, 204 lbs, and won’t be 20 years old until October. Last year, he averaged 14.0 points per game, shot 42% from the field, and 75% from the … Continue reading »
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