October 10, 2017, 7:32 am
The Frenchman has been working really hard and is rapidly developing chemistry with his teammates. The Spurs’ coach was asked whether someone stood out to him over the last two preseason games and he was eager to say that Lauvergne has been really impressive. It’s good to see someone earn coach Popovich’s trust and Lauvergne is looking at an opportunity to contribute immediately. The Spurs are actually very thin in the frontcourt with the departure of Dewayne Dedmon during the summer but unless an injury forces Lauvergne into the starting mix it’s pretty hard to see him being relevant except from deep leagues.