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# Joffrey Lauvergne
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  • San Antonio Spurs
  • Signed as a free agent in July 2017
  • PF/C
  • 6'11" / 220lbs
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  • 09/30/1991
  • France
  • 55th pick, 2013
  • Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
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DateLeagueTransaction
15th August, 2009FranceSigned a four year contract with Chalon-Sur-Saone.
25th November, 2012FranceLeft Chalon-Sur-Saone.
27th November, 2012SpainSigned a one month contract with Valencia.
28th December, 2012SerbiaSigned for the remainder of the season and through 2015 with Partizan Belgrade.
2013 NBA DraftNBADrafted 55th overall by Memphis.
2013 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Memphis, along with Darrell Arthur, to Denver in exchange for Kosta Koufos.
23rd June, 2014SerbiaLeft Partizan Belgrade.
24th June, 2014RussiaSigned a two year contract with Khimki.
4th February, 2015RussiaLeft Khimki.
19th February, 2015NBASigned a three year, $5,209,720 contract for the remainder season and through 2017 with Denver.
30th August, 2016NBATraded by Denver to Oklahoma City in exchange for two protected 2017 second round picks (#49, Vlatko Cancar; #51, Monte Morris).
23rd February, 2017NBATraded by Oklahoma City, along with Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne, to Chicago in exchange for Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson and a 2018 second round pick.
18th July, 2017NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with San Antonio. Included player option for 2018/19.
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2007 - 2009Centre Federale (France, NM1)
August 2009 - November 2012Chalon-Sur-Saone (France)
November 2012 - December 2012Valencia (Spain)
December 2012 - June 2014Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
June 2014 - February 2015Khimki (Russia)
February 2015 - August 2016Denver Nuggets (NBA)
August 2016 - February 2017Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
February 2017 - June 2017Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2017 - presentSan Antonio Spurs (NBA)
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June 29, 2017

Joffrey Lauvergne
PF/C, 6’11, 220lbs, 25 years old, 3 years of experience

Brought over with an eye to being a bench scorer up front, but his shot making abilities fall short of his shot making intent at this point. Tries to go to the glass, tries to take charges, and is a heady player with decent IQ who both cuts and finds cutters, yet his overall defensive profile is suitably below par that his offensive game will need to be what gets him into NBA rotations. And to do that, he is simply going to have to be a better finisher, both at the rim on pick-and-roll plays and from outside on pick-and-pop plays. This means more strength, poise and touch. Best case scenario, he could become something akin to Anthony Tolliver, but as of right now, he is the backup to - and inferior clone of - Bobby Portis, who neither shoots nor boards as well as he.

Player Plan: Expiring $1,709,719 contract with a $2,137,149 qualifying offer. Has not improved much in his three NBA seasons, especially defensively, but his somewhat wild offensive game has some potential that might be worth exploring for that qualifying offer amount or slightly above. Markkanen probably just took his spot, though.

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