Since his NBA debut in 2013, Joffrey Lauvergne has exhibited admirable prowess till date. Before joining the big league, the French professional basketballer played for a handful of French teams where he recorded admirable statistics. Presently, the talented baller has left the NBA to join a team in Turkish basketball Super League known as Fenerbahçe.
To match his commitment to the game, the accomplished basketball center and power forward has recorded a good number of awards and medals in the course of his ongoing career. He was part of the French National Team that won gold at the 2013 EuroBasket and to add to that, the versatile basketball player bagged the bronze medal at the 2014 World Cup the next summer. Other awards he has to his credit include; 2012 French League champion, two-time Basketball League of Serbia champion – which he accomplished in 2013 and 2014 respectively, two-time French Cup winner – recorded in both 2011 and 2012, 2014 Adriatic League Ideal starting five, 2012 French Leaders Cup winner and 2013 Adriatic League champion.
Joffrey Lauvergne Bio
There is not much background information on the star basketball player but his birth details say he was born in Mulhouse France on the 30th day of September 1991. From his place of birth, it can be concluded that he is of French nationality but his ethnicity is not known. Similarly, there is no information on the identity of his mother, his father, on the other hand, is listed as Stephan Lauvergne – a celebrated basketball player during his active years in the game.
Joffrey Lauvergne got educated in his home country France, he attended INSEP in Paris France where he got his high school certificate. There is no record of the University he attended but it is on record that he started playing professional basketball for some French Basketball teams before he got drafted in the second round of the NBA draft of 2013 as the 55th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Before joining the National Basketball Association, Joffrey Lauvergne played with four non-NBA teams namely – Elan Chalon which he joined in 2009 and stayed till 2012, he was with Valentia in 2012 and the same year, he moved over to Partizan where he stayed until 2014 when he joined the Khimki team. Even though his NBA draft was accomplished in 2013, he stayed some time with Partizan and Khimki before making his official debut with the Denver Nuggets of the NBA.
The young basketballer’s career in the big league took off after his NBA draft of 2013 where he was selected as the 55th overall in the second round by the Memphis Grizzlies. His right was then traded to the Denver Nuggets where he signed a two-year contract on the 19th day of February 2015 and made his NBA debut three days later. His first appearance in the NBA ended in a 119-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder and he had a record of 8 points with 3 rebounds. He scored a career-high 22 points on the 19th of February 2016 in a match against the Sacramento Kings that ended in 116-110 in favor of the Nuggets
Joffrey Lauvergne went over to the side of the Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade that sent two protected 2017 second round draft picks over to the team of the Denver Nuggets. The NBA center and power forward recorded a season-high of 16 points on February 3, 2017, in a 114-102 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The next trade for Joffrey Lauvergne, accomplished on the 23rd of February 2017, took him over to the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He was traded alongside professional NBA players like Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne to the Bulls and in exchange, the Oklahoma City Thunder received the likes of Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson and one second-round draft pick of the 2010 NBA draft.
By the 18th of July 2017, Joffrey Lauvergne signed another contract with the San Antonio Spurs. He recorded a career-high 26 points on February 13, 2018, to accompany a season-high of 11 rebounds he recorded in a 117-109 loss to the Nuggets. After his stint with the Spurs, the French baller joined Turkish basketball club known as Fenerbahçe and signed a two-year contract with the franchise on the 4th of July 2018.
The only information we have on the family background of the professional basketball player is that his father, Stephane Lauvergne played professional basketball during his heydays. Stephane was best known as a player for the French national team. Information regarding his mum and his siblings, if any, is currently not accessible.
The center and power forward of the NBA stands at a towering height of 6 feet 9 inches or 2.11 m and weighs a proportionate 118 kg or 260 lb to go with his great height. Although his other body stats is not known, it is public knowledge that the dude is one tough hombre, apart from his shattering kickboxing abilities, the famed basketballer has been known to withstand long period under the jab of the hypodermic needle in a bid to get some epic tattoos emblazoned on his person.
His latest tattoo features a gladiator fending off the attack of a charging lion in front of a cheering crowd, in addition to his former inscription which is the logo of his past European team known as the Partizan Belgrade which is easily seen rippling out of his skin.