Since his NBA debut in 2013, Joffrey Lauvergne has demonstrated admirable skills to date. Before moving up to the big leagues, the French professional basketball player played for a handful of French teams, where he recorded admirable statistics. Currently, the talented baller has left the NBA to join the Turkish basketball super league Fenerbahçe.
To live up to his commitment to the game, the accomplished basketball center and power forward have won numerous awards and medals throughout his career. He was a member of the French national team that won gold at EuroBasket 2013, and on top of that, the versatile basketball player won the bronze medal at the 2014 World Championship next summer. Other awards that are due to him: Champion of the French League in 2012, two-time champion of the Basketball League of Serbia – which he achieved in 2013 and 2014 respectively, two-time French Cup winner – both in 2011 and 2012, 2014 Ideal of the Adriatic League from five years of age, winner of the French Leaders Cup 2012 and champion of the Adriatic League in 2013.
Joffrey Lauvergne Bio
There is not much background information about the star basketball player, but his birth dates indicate that he was born on September 30, 1991, in Mulhouse, France. From his birthplace, it can be concluded that he has French nationality, but his ethnicity is not known. Similarly, there is no information about the identity of his mother, but his father is listed as Stephan Lauvergne – a celebrated basketball player during his active years in the game.
Joffrey Lauvergne was educated in his home country France, he attended the INSEP in Paris France where he graduated from high school. There is no record of the university he attended, but it is on record that he started playing professional basketball for several French basketball teams before he was drafted as 55th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the second round of the 2013 NBA draft.
Before joining the National Basketball Federation, Joffrey Lauvergne played with four non-NBA teams, namely – Elan Chalon, which he joined in 2009 and stayed until 2012, he was with Valentia in 2012, and in the same year, he moved to Partizan, where he stayed until 2014 when he joined the Khimki team. Although his NBA draft was completed in 2013, he stayed with Partizan and Khimki for some time before making his official debut with the Denver Nuggets of the NBA.
The young basketball player’s career in the big leagues began after his NBA Draft 2013, where he was voted 55th in the second round by the Memphis Grizzlies. He then moved to the Denver Nuggets, where he signed a two-year contract on February 19, 2015, and made his NBA debut three days later. His first appearance in the NBA ended with a 119-94 defeat to Oklahoma City Thunder, and he had a record 8 points with 3 rebounds. On February 19, 2016, he scored a career-high of 22 points in a game against the Sacramento Kings that ended 116-110 in favor of the Nuggets.
Joffrey Lauvergne switched to the side of Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade that sent two protected draft picks from the second round of 2017 to the Denver Nuggets team. With a 114-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlys on February 3, 2017, the NBA Center and Power Forward reached a season-high of 16 points.
The next change for Joffrey Lauvergne, which took place on February 23, 2017, took him to the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls. He was traded to the Bulls along with NBA professional players such as Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne, and in return, the Oklahoma City Thunder received players such as Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson, and a draft pick from the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft.
On July 18, 2017, Joffrey Lauvergne signed another contract with the San Antonio Spurs. On February 13, 2018, he recorded a career-high of 26 points to accompany a season-high of 11 rebounds, which he achieved in a 117-109 nugget defeat to the Nuggets. After his time with the Spurs, the French baller joined the Turkish basketball club Fenerbahçe and signed a two-year contract with the franchise on July 4, 2018.
The only information we have about the professional basketball player’s family background is that his father, Stéphane Lauvergne, played professional basketball during his heyday. Stéphane Lauvergne was best known as a player for the French national team. Information about his mother and siblings, if available, is currently not available.
The center and front force of the NBA stand at a towering 6-foot (2.11 m) height and weigh a proportional 118 lb (260 kg), consistent with its great height. Although his other body statistics are not known, it is publicly known that the guy is a tough guy. Apart from his shocking kickboxing skills, the famous basketball player is known to resist long periods of time under the prick of a hypodermic needle to get some epic tattoos on his person.
His most recent tattoo shows a gladiator fending off the attack of a charging lion in front of a cheering crowd, in addition to his earlier inscription, the logo of his former European team known as Partizan Belgrade, which easily rolls off his skin.