Zalgiris bolsters roster with former NBA big man 14

Zalgiris fans will see yet another new face in green-and-white, as the Lithuanian champions have signed a one-year deal with French center Joffrey Lauvergne.

The 28-year-old has spent his last two seasons with Fenerbahce, and has also tried his hand in the NBA, where he represented the Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs.

Before his run in the NBA, Lauvergne also played for Elan Chalon, Valencia Basket, Partizan Belgrade and Moscow Region Khimki

Last season, the 211 cm hooper averaged 6.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 13 minutes of action in the EuroLeague.

His stats were better in the Turkish league, as he dropped 10.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22 minutes of playing time on a nightly basis

The newly minted Zalgiris man was also an important member of the French national team. He claimed a gold medal in EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia, and followed it up with bronze medals in the FIBA World Cup in 2014 and EuroBasket 2015.

Lauvergne becomes Zalgiris’ fourth addition of the off-season, as he joins Tomas Dimsa, Steve Vasturia and Marek Blazevic.

Comments

  1. Bombardir

    Stiprus papildymas! Let’s go green boys!

  2. Linas

    Neblogas buvo, bet Turkijoj kažkaip prigeso…Žaidėjas rimtas, reik tikėtis,kad Kaune atsigaus. Panašu,kad ateina vietoj Landale. Jei Walkup, Hayes ir Milas lieka ir vietoj Leday ateina Rubitas, turim beveik suformuotą komandą:
    PG Walkup, Lekavicius, Jokubaitis
    SG Grigonis, Dimsa, Vasturia
    SF Hayes, Milaknis
    PF Rubit, Jankunas
    C Lauvergne, Gebenas, Blazevic

  3. aaa

    Jankunas arba Milaknis kaip antras pasirinkimas i pozicija jau tikrai nebelabai tinkami. Nu gal dar Milas is bedos pabegiotu 8-10 min, bet Jankis tai jau max 3-4 min eurolygoj temps…

  4. aaa

    Va cia tai tikrai rimtesnis pirkinys. Tikekimes neuzges Lietuvos klimatu:)

  5. Saras

    Vau, super!!!

  6. Nustebino staigmena

    Solydus pastiprinimas Zalgiris pucia raumenys kiti tikejosi kad dviems metams uz visu ispirkas ir nupirko raumenys

  7. Motiejunas

    Puikiai darbuojas treneris atejo ir darbai vyksta solydziai

  8. Oho

    Tokią žinoma pavardę matyt yra tikra staigmena

  9. Lauvergne'o

    Pirmoji J. Lauvergne ‘o zinute lietuviskai: man bus didele garbe kautis uz zaliai baltus

  10. zb

    zalgiriui snaiperio gero reikia kad milui padetu jeigu isvis milas pasiliks zalgirije,gero snaiperio ir viskas komanda suformuota

  11. Hyper

    Welcome Joffrey !

  12. Rokas

    Let’s go green boys!!!!

  13. 💚💚💚

    Bienvenue à Kaunas, Joffrey ! Bonne chance à vous et à toute l’équipe !

  14. Darius

    Šita vasara yra staigmenų, pirma išėjo Šaras su asistentais, tada netikėtas trenerio pasirinkimas, dabar įsigytas labai stiprus centras. Kas dėl trenerio, tai čia surizikuota, bet kas nerizikuoja, tas negeria šampano, ar ne ? Manau Lauvergne labai tiks naujam treneriui ir Blaževičiui bus gerai šalia tokio meistro tobulėti.