It looks like Evan Fournier might not be coming back to Celtics


The idea of Evan Fournier coming back to the Celtics was starting to be embraced by more than a few C's fans after watching the sharp-shooter torch Team USA while playing for France in the Olympics.

But, alas, it doesn't appear it was meant to be.

According to the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy, the Celtics aren't close to signing the free agent, who is reportedly asking for a deal of four years in the vicinity of $80 million.

As it turns out, the Celtics’ trade for Josh Richardson may have been insurance for a free-agent priority that is not working out so well.

According to a league source, negotiations between the Celtics and Evan Fournier are close to stalling, with the team unwilling to meet the valuable wing player’s asking price of $80 million over four years.

Though it’s unclear what the Celtics are offering, “it’s not looking good,” said the source.

In 16 games with the Celtics last season, Fournier averaged 13 points and 29.5 minutes per game, shooting 46.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.