Joffrey Lauvergne Biography
Joffrey Lauvergne was born September 30, 1991, he is a French professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted 55th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2013 NBA draft, who then traded his rights to the Denver Nuggets.
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After two years in INSEP (2007–2009), Joffrey Lauvergne arrived in Chalon-sur-Saône in 2009. With Élan Chalon he won a French League in 2012, two French Cups in 2011 and 2012, and Leaders Cup in 2012. Lauvergne averaged 5.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in the French League. He was waived by the team on 25 November 2012.
On November 28, 2012, Lauvergne signed a short-term deal with the ACB club Valencia. He averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in five matches.
On December 28, 2012, Lauvergne signed a two and half year contract with Partizan Belgrade. After breakthrough half-season he was having in Partizan, he was drafted 55th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2013 NBA Draft, who then traded his rights to the Denver Nuggets. It was also announced that he will stay some time overseas before joining the NBA.
Later in the summer of 2013, Lauvergne confirmed that he will stay with the club for another season, despite the financial problems the club was facing. In his second EuroLeague season, with lot of trust from head coach Duško Vujošević, he has made big steps forward in his development, becoming one of the best rebounders in the league averaging 9.3 rebounds in 10 regular season games.
His games haven’t gone unseen, as Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly has said that they really liked the progress he has made through the season. When team captain Dragan Milosavljević injured, Lauvergne was appointed as new team captain. This made him first foreign captain in history of the Serbian team.
Over 24 games in the EuroLeague, he averaged 11.1 points per game, while also leading the league with 8.6 rebounds per game. Along with his teammate Bogdan Bogdanović, he was selected to the Ideal Team of the 2013–14 ABA League season. Partizan finished season by winning its 13th consecutive title, defeating arch rivals Crvena zvezda by 3-1 in the final series.
Day after leaving Partizan, he left the farewell letter praising his old teammates, coaching staff, fans and Serbian people in general. He also stated that he was feeling like part of family, almost like at home, surrounded with love and care from the people in the club.
On June 23, 2014, he signed a two-year deal with the Russian club Khimki. According to the Serbian daily press Večernje novosti, Partizan also received US$600,000 in the name of buyout from Khimki, as Lauvergne was still under contract with Partizan.
On February 4, 2015, Lauvergne parted ways with Khimki. Over 27 games, he averaged 9.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
On February 19, 2015, Lauvergne signed a reported two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets. Three days later, he made his NBA debut, recording 8 points and 3 rebounds in the Nuggets’ 119–94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
On February 19, 2016, Lauvergne scored a career-high 22 points in the Nuggets’ 116–110 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
Oklahoma City Thunder
On August 30, 2016, Lauvergne was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for two protected 2017 second round draft picks. On February 3, 2017, he scored a season-high 16 points in a 114–102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
On February 23, 2017, Lauvergne was traded, along with Cameron Payne and Anthony Morrow, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick.
Joffrey Lauvergne Spurs
On July 18, 2017, Lauvergne signed with the San Antonio Spurs. On February 13, 2018, he scored a career-high 26 points to go with a season-high 11 rebounds in a 117–109 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
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Joffrey Lauvergne Stats
Born: 30 September 1991 (age 26 years), Mulhouse, France
Height: 2.11 m
Salary: 1.71 million USD (2017)
NBA draft: 2013, Memphis Grizzlies (Round: 2 / Pick: 55)
Current team: San Antonio Spurs (#77 / Power forward, Center)
Playing career: 2009–present
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Aside from the fact he could probably destroy anyone in kickboxing, (watch out Tim Duncan) Lauvergne also endured lots of hours getting jabbed repeatedly by needles for his latest epic tattoo.
His latest ink features a gladiator fending off a charging lion in front a crowd coupled with the logo of his former European team, Partizan Belgrade’s logo, ripping out of his skin.
Joffrey Lauvergne Contract
The Spurs continue to work to fortify their 2017-18 roster, agreeing to terms Monday with free-agent center Joffrey Lauvergne on a two-year contract, sources confirmed.
The Vertical first reported the news.
Lauvergne, 25, became an unrestricted free agent on Saturday when the Chicago Bulls rescinded their qualifying offer, spurring interest from multiple teams.
San Antonio jumped into the fray, as it is looking to add to its frontcourt after veterans Pau Gasol, David Lee and Dewayne Dedmon all opted out of the final year of their contracts. Lee and Dedmon are drawing interest from multiple teams, according to league sources. Gasol is expected to return to the Spurs on a more team-friendly deal after declining his $16.2 million option to free up cap space for the team.
Lauvergne has averaged 6.1 points and 4.0 rebounds over three NBA seasons, and split time in 2016-17 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Bulls, who added him to their roster in a deal at the trade deadline.
Joffrey Lauvergne Injury
INJURY REPORT: Joffrey Lauvergne (personal business) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) are both out for tomorrow’s Spurs-Warriors game.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 15, 2018
Joffrey Lauvergne Salary
Joffrey Lauvergne signed a 2 year / $3,180,397 contract with the San Antonio Spurs, including $3,180,397 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,590,199. In 2017-18, Lauvergne will earn a base salary of $1,524,305, while carrying a cap hit of $1,524,305 and a dead cap value of $3,180,397.
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San Antonio Spurs 2017-18 season review: Joffrey Lauvergne
Let’s look back at Joffrey Lauvergne’s season for the San Antonio Spurs.
When the San Antonio Spurs signed Joffrey Lauvergne in the 2017 offseason, he seemed to be the first of two or three backup big men behind LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol to be signed. That never happened, as the Spurs did not acquire another center or power forward, instead opting to use Davis Bertans to stretch the defense and Rudy Gay as an undersized four.
That would mean Lauvergne has his biggest role yet in the NBA, right?
Wrong — at least if fans look at his 9.7 minutes per game, which became a career-low for the Frenchman.
Lauvergne actually played somewhat heavy minutes for a backup center in the first three games: 12, 17 and 16, respectively. Early but it was a trajectory towards his 17.6 minutes per game with the Denver Nuggets in 2015-16.
However, a sprained ankle derailed Lauvergne in the season’s third game. This took him out for three weeks, part of which saw him come back healthy but not receive playing time.
From there, it was a complicated process for Lauvergne to reenter the rotation permanently. Bertans played his way into a regular role, while Gay took over 20 minutes off the bench, in a role next to Aldridge or Gasol to give lineups the shooting that combats the modern-day NBA. Partly due to this, Lauvergne only picked up double-digit minute totals in 21 games after Nov. 14.
There was an outlier amongst these 21 performances, however: the 26 points and 11 rebounds on the final day before the All-Star break, against the Denver Nuggets, when Aldridge was out and the Spurs desperately needed scoring production. Surprisingly, this came from Lauvergne’s scoring total on 12-for-15 shooting. No one saw that coming, and it was by far his best game of the season.