Report: Celtics land Evan Fournier in trade with Magic


Danny Ainge has made a move.

The Boston Celtics have acquired Evan Fournier in a trade with the Orlando Magic, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thursday.

The Celtics will send Orlando two second-round draft picks in exchange for Fournier, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who was the first to report the deal.

Yahoo Sports' Keith Smith reported Boston was still in trade discussions with the Magic involving Aaron Gordon, but the Denver Nuggets reportedly beat out the C's to trade for the veteran forward.

Fournier is a solid pickup for the Celtics. The 28-year-old wing is averaging a career-high 19.7 points per game on 46.1% shooting (38.8% from 3-point range) and gives the C's a scoring boost outside Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Fournier is making $17 million this season on the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer unless he agrees to an extension before the offseason.

UPDATE (3:35 p.m. ET): Jeff Teague will head to the Magic as part of the Fournier trade and be waived by Orlando, The Athletic's Jared Weiss reports. Here's the full deal:

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