In his fifth season with the Magic, Fournier started all 81 games in which he played. Fournier averaged more than 31 minutes per game for the fourth consecutive season. It was the first time in his seven-year NBA career that he reached the 80-game mark. Though he played nearly a full campaign, the 26-year-old Frenchman posted his lowest scoring average (15.1 PPG) since the 2014-15 season. However, Fournier averaged a career-high 3.6 assists per game and helped lead the Magic to their first postseason appearance since 2012. Fournier shot 34.0 percent from beyond the arc on 7.6 attempts per game. he knocked down 80.6 percent of his free throws -- topping 80 percent for the fourth consecutive season. Fournier scored a season-high 31 points and hit a season-high six three-pointers in an Oct. 20 loss to Philadelphia. Two days later, in a win over Boston, Fournier handed out a season- and career-high 10 assists. Playing in the postseason for the first time since 2013 (as a member of the Nuggets), Fournier started all five of Orlando's first-round games against the Raptors. He scored in double-figures four times, including 16 points in a Game 1 victory. Fournier added 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Game 4.2017
Fournier entered the 2017-18 season already established as a primary scorer with the starting shooting guard job in hand. He picked up right were he left off, scoring 20 or more points in eight of the first nine games to begin the regular season. Fournier was also more efficient from distance, shooting 41.5 percent over the first 26 games. That mark would have been a career high had he been able to keep it up. Fournier then missed an eight-game stretch due to a sprained ankle, but was back to his regular self and in the starting five again by Dec. 26. Upon returning, Fournier began a stretch of 31 consecutive games in double figures. That included a new career-high of 32 points (12-22 FG, 6-12 3Pt) in a Jan. 16 victory over Minnesota. The only reason Fournier's scoring streak ultimately came to an end was due to injury. He was forced to exit a March 7 game against the Lakers due to knee troubles and was later diagnosed with a sprained MCL. Fournier missed the final 17 games of the regular season as a result, with the Magic posting a 5-12 record over that stretch. The team missed the playoffs with a record of 25-57.2016
Following the best season of his NBA career, Fournier was awarded a five-year contract extension in July. The Magic also traded away second-leading scorer Victor Oladipo in the offseason, clearing the way for significantly increased usage for Fournier. The move seemed to pay dividends immediately, as Fournier scored 20 points in the season opener and started the first 31 games of the year. He averaged 17.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting over that span. That momentum was halted just before Christmas, when Fournier missed a five-game stretch due to a heel contusion, but he was back in action shortly thereafter. The injury bug bit once again Jan. 14, when he missed the first of a seven-game stretch due to foot soreness. It didn't take long for Fournier to get back on track, however, as he averaged 17.3 ppg over his final 32 games to close out the season. With Oladipo out of the picture, Fournier led the Magic in scoring at 17.2 ppg, which also happened to be a career best. He was also the second-leading distributor to only Elfrid Payton, tallying up a career-high 3.0 apg. The Magic still missed the postseason, however, posting a record of 29-53.2015
Fournier used the offseason to get healthy following a late-season hip injury and even competed for the French National Team in EuroBasket 2015. He put an improved game on display during camp and exhibition play, ultimately winning a starting job over the likes of Aaron Gordon and rookie Mario Hezonja. While Fournier was 1-for-7 from the field in the opener, he averaged 25.0 PPG over the next four games. That started a streak of 13 consecutive games in double figures and included a career-high 30 points Nov. 3 against the Pelicans. He'd later match that mark with another 30-point outing on March 15 against his former team, the Denver Nuggets. When it was all said and done, Fournier put up what was easily his best NBA season. He was third on the team in scoring at 15.4 PPG, which also happened to a personal best. Furthermore, Fournier set career highs in rebounding (2.8 RPG) and assists (2.7 APG). He was best from outside with a team-high 156 three-pointers made, beating out his second-place teammate (Victor Oladipo) by 58 treys. The Magic again missed the postseason, but Fournier gave them a key piece to build around.2014
Despite the progress Fournier made with the Nuggets, he was dealt to Orlando in a draft-day deal in exchange for Aaron Afflalo prior to the 2014-15 season. In his Magic debut Oct. 28, Fournier started and put up 11 points, three rebounds and two assists. He started the first 28 games of his debut season with Orlando, averaging 14.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting over that span. He even set a new career high with 28 points in a Nov. 12 victory over the Knicks. Fournier was awarded his starting role largely due to Victor Oladipo missing the first nine games of the regular season with a knee injury, but managed to hold on to it well after Oladipo's return. Fournier hit his first bit of adversity in early-December, as he was replaced in the starting lineup by Elfrid Payton. Fournier fell into a bit of a shooting slump in the eight games after that, shooting 34.9 percent from the field (though he still averaged 10.3 points). He did get back on track, however, converting 46.5 percent of his field goals over the next 20 games, which included four appearances in the starting five. Fournier was then struck with a hip injury that ended up costing him 18 games. He did appear in two more April games, scoring 11 and 18 points, but the hip injury resurfaced and he was ultimately shut down. Despite the injury-shortened season, Fournier still set new career highs in scoring (12.0 ppg) and assists (2.1 apg).2013
After exceeding expectations in his rookie campaign, Fournier was ready to be a key contributor in his second NBA season. Neither Andre Iguodala or Corey Brewer returned to the Nuggets for 2013-14, which left the door open for Fournier to earn more playing time. He appeared in each of the first 18 regular season games, scoring in double figures four times but also failing to score in the final four games of that stretch. Fournier's playing time dipped to 9.5 mpg in the month of December, but he wouldn't be an afterthought for long. His minutes picked back up again in January after Andre Miller was sidelined due to a team-imposed suspension that ultimately resulted in his departure from the organization. From Jan. 1 onward, Fournier appeared in every single game, even making four starts during that stretch. Over those final 52 games, Fournier averaged 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists across 23.6 minutes. He set a new career high with 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting in a Feb. 23 loss to Sacramento. Fournier recorded two more 20-point games in April -- 26 against the Rockets on April 6 and 23 against the Jazz on April 12. He improved in nearly every primary counting stat from his rookie season.2012
Fournier was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft. The young wing made his NBA debut in the season opener, Oct. 31, and put up five points in 10 minutes. On Nov. 17, Fournier chipped in 10 points and two assists Nov. 17 against the Spurs. Fournier heated up at the end of the regular season, when he appeared in each of the final nine games with three starts. Over that span, he averaged 12.3 points, 2.7 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 three-pointers per game. The young Frenchman made his first career start in an Apr. 14 win over Portland in which he produced 24 points (8-12 FG), four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Fournier ended up starting the final three games of the regular season and four games in the playoffs, picking up time in place of Danilo Gallinari, who was out with a knee injury. Through four postseason games, Fournier averaged 4.8 points across 13.3 minutes per contest. In the Game 1 win over Golden State, Fournier generated 11 points, two dimes and two steals.
June 28, 2012Drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2012Signed a rookie contract with the Denver Nuggets.
June 27, 2014Traded by the Denver Nuggets with Devyn Marble to the Orlando Magic for Arron Afflalo.
July 7, 2016Signed a five-year contract with the Orlando Magic.