Joffrey Lauvergne

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  • Joffrey Lauvergne
    C, San Antonio Spurs

    Joffrey Lauvergne has, as expected, declined his $1.6 million player option for next season.

    Lauvergne will get more than that overseas, and he's already chosen to join Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce. His promising days in Denver never translated into sustained NBA success.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Joffrey Lauvergne
    C, San Antonio Spurs

    Joffrey Lauvergne is expected to decline his $1.6 million player option for next season.

    Lauvergne will easily get more than that from a club overseas, and it's certainly possible that another NBA team can give him a little bit more than what he's set to receive if they believe in his talent. He's seen his numbers dip since leaving Denver but Lauvergne has some solid passing skills and can work in the mid-range. If he does depart then the Spurs would be a little thinner up front, and while there are more pressing matters for the team to deal with it does look like an area they could address in free agency.

    Source: San Antonio Express-News

  • Joffrey Lauvergne
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    Joffrey Lauvergne, away from the team due to a death in the family, is expected to rejoin the Spurs on Saturday.

    The Spurs have been scrambling for solutions as they've been totally overmatched against the Warriors, and while it's not likely to change much Lauvergne's return will at least give them another piece to play with. He's got a decent mid-range game so we'll see if that comes into play at all.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Joffrey Lauvergne
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    Joffrey Lauvergne (personal) will miss Game 3 against the Warriors on Thursday.

    It's unclear when Lauvergne will rejoin the team. Even when he does he won't see minutes unless the game is out of hand.

    Source: San Antonio Spurs on Twitter

  • Joffrey Lauvergne
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    Joffrey Lauvergne logged nine minutes in the Spurs' last regular season game on Wednesday.

    King Joffrey played just 9.7 mpg and saw action in 55 contests. He dealt with some early ankle issues and hasn't really ever been extremely healthy, so it's hard to say if there is any upside potential left. There were times that local beat writers, who aren't prone to typical small market overstatement, were somewhat impressed with him.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge remains questionable for Thursday after spending most of shootaround with the strength and conditioning staff.

    Aldridge left San Antonio's last game with a knee injury and frankly it seems like he's closer to doubtful tonight. The team remains optimistic that it's a day-to-day thing, however, so LMA needs to be held in all leagues. The Spurs will struggle to replace his production in what's been a great bounce-back campaign, though hopefully that's only a short-term concern or a complete non-issue. Pau Gasol or Davis Bertans would likely start with Rudy Gay and Joffrey Lauvergne seeing extra work off the bench. If you need a player for tonight, the above should be prioritized in the order that they've been listed.

    Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge didn't return to the second half of Tuesday's game but still finished with a team-high 13 points as well as four rebounds, two assists and a block in 18 minutes.

    That should tell you everything you need to know about how bad the Spurs were in this one. Bryn Forbes chipped in 12 points with three rebounds, six dimes and a triple in 18 minutes to finish as San Antonio's second leading scorer. If LMA missed any time with his knee contusion, it'd be Joffrey Lauvergne (nine points, five boards) and Davis Bertans (eight points, two triples, one steal and one block) doing some heavy lifting off the bench with Pau Gasol (10 points, six rebounds) likely to slide into the starting five. Gasol should already be owned in all leagues but is the top Aldridge alternative, with Bertans' stat set slotting him second ahead of Lauvergne.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out of Monday’s game with the Rockets because of right knee soreness.

    The Spurs will be without their go-to scorer against a prolific offensive opponent, but Davis Bertans, Joffrey Lauvergne and Rudy Gay will all be viable options if you’d like to dabble in some value plays. Aldridge isn’t expected to be out for long and his poor performance on Saturday looked like it had more to do with foul trouble than a potential injury, but it’s always worth keeping an eye on older Spurs. Speaking of, Manu Ginobili will sit out for rest purposes. Bryn Forbes will be worth a look if you need threes in a pinch.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    Gregg Popovich said that Pau Gasol will be available to play on Saturday night but didnt’t say whether or not he would start.

    Gasol’s shoulder injury resulted in just a short-term absence, which is good news for the Spurs. He might not play his usual allotment of minutes tonight but should be in lineups anyway as a steady middle-round producer. This will spell the end of the brief run of fantasy relevance for both Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne. Rudy Gay will also take a slight hit.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    Pau Gasol is being listed as questionable for Saturday’s game with a sprained right shoulder.

    Gasol missed Thursday’s tilt with the Warriors because of the injury and will hopefully limit his absence to just one game. He missed the game before that because of a knee bone bruise, so it’s been rough sledding for the vet even if he hasn’t missed much time. Gasol has been a top-100 producer whenever he’s hit the court this season so you’ll want him in your lineups if he’s able to go. His return would squash the appeal of Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne.

    Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    Pau Gasol was absent from Wednesday’s practice because of a shoulder injury.

    At this point, Gasol is extremely doubtful for tomorrow’s game. Davis Bertans will probably start while Joffrey Lauvergne will see extra run off the bench, with Rudy Gay potentially getting a little more burn at the power forward spot. Tony Parker said Gasol’s injury was a bad one, but we’ll wait for an official diagnosis from the team (hopefully) before advising a drop.

    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    Tony Parker said that Pau Gasol left the game with a ‘bad’ shoulder injury against the Grizzlies last night.

    Gasol suffered the injury after colliding with his brother Marc in the second half and finished the game with two points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks. The Spurs medical staff will re-examine Gasol on Tuesday and we should know more about his availability on Thursday. The Spaniard is averaging 10.7 points, 8.5 rebounds 3.3 assists and 1.1 blocks per game this season returning top-60 value. Joffrey Lauvergne and Davis Bertans will have to cover for him if he’s forced to miss any action but both can only be seen as streaming options

    Source: San Antonio Express-News

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge will play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Coach Pop says LMA is still sore but he’ll play through it tonight. It’d be a surprise if he got a full plate of minutes against the lowly Grizzlies but Aldridge is still worth firing up if you have him. Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne will go back to relying on garbage time for their fantasy production.

    Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter

  • Joffrey Lauvergne
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    Joffrey Lauvergne saw 15 minutes off the bench in Saturday’s loss but used them to full effect, picking up eight points, nine rebounds and two steals.

    Lauvergne was a force on the glass and actually grabbed five of his boards on the offensive end. He was at least in the same ballpark as Davis Bertans (11 points, five rebounds, three triples in 22 minutes) but both players are only worth fantasy consideration when the Spurs find themselves shorthanded in the frontcourt. With no word on a potential return date for LaMarcus Aldridge, both Bertans and Lauvergne remain on the table for the near-future.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF/C, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out on Saturday because of a sprained right ankle.

    This isn’t overly surprising considering how quickly Aldridge was deemed unavailable to return on Wednesday after he sustained the injury. His owners will just have to sit tight, though the possible MRI that was mentioned earlier this week probably doesn’t provide much comfort in the short-term. Pau Gasol should return tonight and will slot into the starting five and will be a fine play as long as his minutes are near their normal levels. Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne are also on the radar tonight as DFS or streaming options.

    Source: San Antonio Spurs on Twitter