Lauvergne (right) against MZT in 2013.
|No. 17 – Khimki|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|League||VTB United League|
September 30, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall|
|Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies|
|Career highlights and awards|
Joffrey Lauvergne (born September 30, 1991) is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for Khimki of the VTB United League. He was drafted 55th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2013 NBA Draft, who then traded his rights to the Denver Nuggets.
After two years in INSEP (2007–2009), Joffrey Lauvergne arrives 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 28 December 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, he confirmed that he will stay with the club for another season, despite some 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 hasn't gone unseen, as Denver Nuggets GM 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. Alongside with his teammate Bogdan Bogdanović, he was selected for the ideal team of the 2013–14 ABA League season. Partizan finished season by winning its 13th consecutive title, defeating arch rivals Red Star Belgrade by 3-1 in the final series.
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. 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 fa amily, almost like at home, surrounded with love and care from the people in the club.
Euroleague career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
|Led the league|
French national team
Lauvergne is a member of the senior men's French national basketball team. He won the gold medal with France at the EuroBasket 2013. The following summer, he won the bronze medal with France at the 2014 World Cup. His role in the team increased, and he averaged 9.2 points and 5.3 rebounds over nine tournament games.
|Tournament||Games played||Points per game||Rebounds per game||Assists per game|
|2014 World Cup||9||9.2||5.3||0.4|
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- "Lovernj novi crno-beli!". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). December 28, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
- Sherman, Roger. "NBA Draft 2013: Denver Nuggets selects Joffrey Lauvergne with No. 55 pick". sbnation.com. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
- "Joffrey Lauvergne confirms he will stay with Partizan Belgrade". Sportando. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
- Dempsey, Christopher. "Nuggets have rising prospect in Europe's Joffrey Lauvergne". The Denver Post. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
- "Lovernj novi kapiten Partizana". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- Gancedo, Javier. "Joffrey Lauvergne, Partizan NIS Belgrade". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- "Joffrey Lauvergne 2013-2014 Statistics". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- "The ideal five of the 2013/14 season selected". abaliga.com. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- "ABA: ’Večiti’ i Šarić u timu lige". b92.net. Retrieved 21 April 2014.(Serbian)
- "Ništa novo, Partizan je šampion!". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "JOFFREY LAUVERGNE JOINED BC KHIMKI". bckhimki.ru. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Lovernj ide u Himki!". B92.net (in Serbian). June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
- "Lovernj dve godine u Himkiju, Partizanu obeštećenje 600.000 dolara". novosti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Žo: Dragi prijatelji, ovo pismo je za vas". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Lovernj: Bio sam deo porodice". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Joffrey Lauvergne - EuroBasket 2013". fiba.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- "Joffrey LAUVERGNE - World Cup 2014". fiba.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
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- Joffrey Lauvergne at lnb.fr (French)
- Joffrey Lauvergne at eurobasket.com
- Joffrey Lauvergne at kkpartizan.rs (Serbian)
- Joffrey Lauvergne on Twitter
|KK Partizan captain