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Evan Fournier, Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier gets criticized for the role he was forced to play. But he was among the best shooters in Orlando Magic history. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

Top 20 Shooters in Orlando Magic History

12. Evan Fournier

By Jean Racine

In seven seasons, Evan Fournier played his way into the Orlando Magic history books with 895 three-pointers, which is third all-time. He is worthy to be considered one of the better shooters in Magic history.

When Evan Fournier came to Orlando, he was a bundle of potential. He played two seasons with the Denver Nuggets in which he averaged 7.4 points and 38 percent shooting from three in 16.9 minutes per game– not bad for the 20th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

The Magic acquired Fournier from the Nuggets along with the draft rights to Devyn Marble in exchange for Arron Afflalo. Orlando was a rebuilding team at the time and seemed like the perfect opportunity for Fournier to blossom and he did.

Fournier immediately took his game to new heights on the Magic.

In his first season, he averaged 12.0 points per game, 37 percent shooting from three in 28.6 minutes per game. Fournier was a bright spot on a Magic team, which had few shooting threats.

It seemed like the Magic chose Evan Fournier over Victor Oladipo to continue playing alongside a poor shooter in Elfrid Payton. Fournier proved Orlando right in that he upped his scoring average to a career-high 18.5 points per game in 2020, but he never made an All-Star team like Oladipo eventually did with the Indiana Pacers.

For the Magic, Fournier’s job was to create and score on the perimeter. He did his job well and was a reliant shooter for Orlando.

The numbers do not lie, Fournier is one of the best three-point shooters in Magic history. I listed him as high as seven on the all-time shooter list because he was much more than a shooter, although, he attempted 5.5 threes per game in Orlando.

All together, shooting was Fournier’s best skill on the Magic. His legacy is especially heightened because he was the best shooter on the team in each of his seven seasons in Orlando.

He did not have the greatest mechanics, but the results speak for itself. Fournier was not the most athletic, but he scored with his shooting and craftiness around the rim. He has a rightful place in the top-10 best shooter list.