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What happened to Fournier?

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What happened to Fournier? 

Post#1 » by Bensational » Fri Nov 8, 2019 4:01 pm

Over the last 3 games he's dropped to 8FGAs a game. His %'s have been bad, but not as abysmal as some on the team who have continued to shoot through them. 33% overall and 22% from 3.

He catches a lot of heat on the board, but he's been a team player enough to take himself out of the action and not force shots all game.

My question is, why? Is he injured? Recovering? Adjusting to Fultz?

Love him or hating, there are good things he can do for the team. I want to know what we need to do to get him firing again. (As long as it doesn't involve dominating the offense as heavily as he started out doing).
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#2 » by GelbeWand09 » Fri Nov 8, 2019 4:05 pm

I have the feeling, AG got a bigger playmaking role again, like last season. Cliff probably changed it, to get AG going.
In the moment, Fournier is as invisible as AG was the games before.
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#3 » by fendilim » Fri Nov 8, 2019 4:23 pm

GelbeWand09 wrote:I have the feeling, AG got a bigger playmaking role again, like last season. Cliff probably changed it, to get AG going.
In the moment, Fournier is as invisible as AG was the games before.

If this is the case then we're in deep ****. Last season's run, Gordon wasn't pressing on offense, he played his game. Even last game against the Mavs, he wasn't really forcing it at all. Until of course the last 2 offensive fouls when he tried to create.

I think Fournier is adjusting to Fultz. Fultz runs a lot of pick and roll, they dont necessarily end up as shot attempts for Fultz, but he does dish it out to his teammates as well, so we don't really notice it. Also, if you look at the past few games, there is more of a conscious effort for him to pass the ball to Fultz, and let Fultz' initiate.
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#4 » by Just Plain Mark » Fri Nov 8, 2019 4:28 pm

I know that some of the players are missing open shots, but at some point doesn't the bulk of the blame go to Clifford for a system that the players don't seem to understand and seems to change every few games? The Magic are dead last in the NBA offensively, they are shooting inefficient shots (and missing most shots) and they aren't getting to the free throw line.

Fortunately, the Magic have lots of front court players...
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#5 » by rcklsscognition » Fri Nov 8, 2019 4:49 pm

Team seems to be figuring out their roles still, a lot of jockeying back and forth going on, so much for continuity. It's going to be rough until an alpha male appears and that is Fournier, so it's coming.
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Post#6 » by MagicStarwipe » Fri Nov 8, 2019 4:54 pm

He was the least involved in the offense as he has been all season against Dallas (more similar to his role last season) and we finally scored over 100 points. Just sayin'. Team offense works better without Fournier holding the ball trying to create.
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#7 » by PrimeThyme » Fri Nov 8, 2019 6:04 pm

Over the last 3 games he's dropped to 8FGAs a game.

I'm not complaining.
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#8 » by GameOver25 » Fri Nov 8, 2019 6:38 pm

MagicStarwipe wrote:He was the least involved in the offense as he has been all season against Dallas (more similar to his role last season) and we finally scored over 100 points. Just sayin'. Team offense works better without Fournier holding the ball trying to create.


He's right there with Gordon trying to create, it's an eyesore, and they're both starters lol.
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#9 » by SOUL » Fri Nov 8, 2019 9:30 pm

Been wondering the last two years.
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#10 » by basketballRob » Fri Nov 8, 2019 9:49 pm

I've noticed teams are attacking his dribble more this year.

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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#11 » by Blue_and_Whte » Fri Nov 8, 2019 11:21 pm

GameOver25 wrote:
MagicStarwipe wrote:He was the least involved in the offense as he has been all season against Dallas (more similar to his role last season) and we finally scored over 100 points. Just sayin'. Team offense works better without Fournier holding the ball trying to create.


He's right there with Gordon trying to create, it's an eyesore, and they're both starters lol.
My oh my.
Fournier is much better than ag as creating off the dribble his decisions once he gets there are someone questionable but at least he can get by people.

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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#12 » by fendilim » Sat Nov 9, 2019 2:21 am

Heard Fourniers postgame interview?
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#13 » by fendilim » Sat Nov 9, 2019 2:22 am

GameOver25 wrote:
MagicStarwipe wrote:He was the least involved in the offense as he has been all season against Dallas (more similar to his role last season) and we finally scored over 100 points. Just sayin'. Team offense works better without Fournier holding the ball trying to create.


He's right there with Gordon trying to create, it's an eyesore, and they're both starters lol.
My oh my.

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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#14 » by j-ragg » Sat Nov 9, 2019 3:05 pm

fendilim wrote:
GameOver25 wrote:
MagicStarwipe wrote:He was the least involved in the offense as he has been all season against Dallas (more similar to his role last season) and we finally scored over 100 points. Just sayin'. Team offense works better without Fournier holding the ball trying to create.


He's right there with Gordon trying to create, it's an eyesore, and they're both starters lol.
My oh my.

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Did you watch Fournier last season when he aged a decade?
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Re: What happened to Fournier? 

Post#15 » by fendilim » Sat Nov 9, 2019 6:03 pm

j-ragg wrote:
fendilim wrote:
GameOver25 wrote:
He's right there with Gordon trying to create, it's an eyesore, and they're both starters lol.
My oh my.

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Did you watch Fournier last season when he aged a decade?

I did. He still had better percentages than Gordon as a shot creator.
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