Thunder Acquires Joffrey Lauvergne
OKLAHOMA CITY, August 30, 2016 – The Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired forward Joffrey Lauvergne from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for two protected 2017 second round draft picks, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today.
In two seasons with the Nuggets, Lauvergne appeared in 83 games (16 starts) and averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. During the 2015-16 season, Lauvergne scored in double-figures on 26 occasions and recorded five double-doubles.
A native of Mulhouse, France, Lauvergne was originally selected No. 55 overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2013 NBA Draft before being acquired by Denver. Earlier this month, Lauvergne helped lead the French National Team to a 3-3 record in the Rio Olympics after registering averages of 9.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game. Previously, Lauvergne won a Bronze medal with France in the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball where he appeared in nine games and averaged 9.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.