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Joffrey Lauvergne - PF/C, 6'11, 220
San Antonio Spurs - Signed as a free agent in July 2017
       Date of birth: 09/30/1991
       Country: France
     Drafted (NBA): 55th pick, 2013
     Out of: Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
15th August, 2009 France Signed a four year contract with Chalon-Sur-Saone.
25th November, 2012 France Left Chalon-Sur-Saone.
27th November, 2012 Spain Signed a one month contract with Valencia.
28th December, 2012 Serbia Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2015 with Partizan Belgrade.
2013 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 55th overall by Memphis.
2013 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Memphis, along with Darrell Arthur, to Denver in exchange for Kosta Koufos.
23rd June, 2014 Serbia Left Partizan Belgrade.
24th June, 2014 Russia Signed a two year contract with Khimki.
4th February, 2015 Russia Left Khimki.
19th February, 2015 NBA Signed a three year, $5,209,720 contract for the remainder season and through 2017 with Denver.
30th August, 2016 NBA Traded by Denver to Oklahoma City in exchange for two protected 2017 second round picks (#49, Vlatko Cancar; #51, Monte Morris).
23rd February, 2017 NBA Traded 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, 2017 NBA Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with San Antonio. Included player option for 2018/19.
When: Where:
2007 - 2009 Centre Federale (France, NM1)
August 2009 - November 2012 Chalon-Sur-Saone (France)
November 2012 - December 2012 Valencia (Spain)
December 2012 - June 2014 Partizan Belgrade (Serbia)
June 2014 - February 2015 Khimki (Russia)
February 2015 - August 2016 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
August 2016 - February 2017 Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
February 2017 - June 2017 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2017 - present San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
From blog:


   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

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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