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Gobert tells disgruntled Fournier to 'come to Utah'

  • Gobert tells disgruntled Fournier to 'come to Utah'

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Scott Skiles' abrupt decision Thursday to step down as head coach of the Orlando Magic was a surprise to many in the NBA community, including the team itself.

Related: Scott Skiles steps down as Magic head coach

Among the group of shocked Magic players was 23-year-old small forward Evan Fournier, who didn't hold back on social media upon hearing the news.

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Not one to miss an opportunity, Utah Jazz center - and Fournier's international teammate - Rudy Gobert tweeted at the soon-to-be restricted free agent shortly with a suggestion:

With just over $60 million in salary committed for next season, the Jazz have the funds to go after Fournier should they choose to. Averaging 15.4 points, Fournier would help boost Utah's 17th-ranked offense, fitting nicely alongside Gordon Hayward on the wing.

While Utah would likely love to see Fournier in a Jazz uniform, the Magic ultimately have the final say in where he lands, holding the option to match any offer sheet the Frenchman may sign.

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