Strengths: Lauvergne has impressive physical tools from an athletic standpoint for European standards, standing 6’11” he has remarkable mobility and speed, with the ability to finish above the rim quite easily … His speed allows him to be quite effective when served in secondary transition game, often concluding with the dunk … In the half court game, he’s always active and mobile, showing good instincts for the offensive rebound … He’s showing good room for improvement from a technical standpoint, with his game based mostly on his motor and mobility … On the defensive end he’s able to contest shot on the perimeter thanks to his mobility, granting flexibility to all the team defensive system with his ability to guard smaller opponents in one on one situations.
Weaknesses: He lacks great length and he has a poor lower body strength, which limits his ability to take position in the post … He has poor shooting outside the painted area in catch and shoot situations with a rather limited range, he needs to work on his mechanics and release … This limits his effectiveness in pick and pop situations, when defenders could leave him more space and double team the guard … He lacks a reliable post game, he needs to work on his use of pivot feet and positioning … He tends to lose balance when faced by bigger opponents trying to take the middle of the area … His ball handling skills are rather weak for a perimeter oriented player, limiting his ability to exploit bigger opponents off the dribble. On the defensive side he could struggle against stronger big men, due to his limited wingspan and lower body strength …
Notes: He switched teams three times during 2012/2013 season, Chalon (where he grew up) after some tensions regarding the lack of work on his development by the team, he was averaging. 6.1 points in 16.1 minutes. He then had a 7 game stint with Valencia as an injury replacement, finishing with 7.3 points per. Finally he chose to join his national teammate Westermann under coach Vujosevic at Partizan, finishing the year averaging 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 21.5 minutes and showing some improvements in all his shortcomings.
Davide Bortoluzzi 6/30/13