Joffrey Lauvergne Rumors

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Joffrey Lauvergne
Joffrey Lauvergne
Position: F
Born: 09/30/91
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $1,524,305
Lauvergne not only will be joining one of the top NBA franchises, he will be reunited on the court with his fellow countryman, Tony Parker, (Team France) as well as Davis Bertans (Partizan Belgrade). And that suits him just fine as he told French site La Montagne. “I’m very happy to go to this great franchise. I’ll be with Tony (Parker) with whom I get along well. The coach (Gregg Popovich) is a very strong person, who has won everything. I will also be with Davis Bertans, with whom I played for two years at Partizan Belgrade. The fact that he is there is a plus for me. The Spurs style of play is European, and that suits me well.”
According to Lauvergne, the four-time NBA champion vouched for his “Les Bleus” comrade to the Spurs, something that played a part in their decision to sign him. “For the record, Tony (Parker) was spending his holidays in the same place as me. One night, we met in a restaurant by total chance. The next day he called me and said ‘yesterday we were together for 20 minutes and you didn’t even tell me that the San Antonio Spurs were interested in you!’ I replied that I didn’t go with the flow and in the meantime, they had called him to take information. Apparently, he pushed the Spurs to sign me,” Lauvergne revealed to L’Equipe.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Joffrey Lauvergne. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Lauvergne, 6-11/260, has played three seasons in the NBA with career averages of 6.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.0 minutes in 153 total games. Originally selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft (55th overall) he was part of a draft night trade that sent him to Denver, where he spent his first two seasons in the league and averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.8 minutes.