Nuggets’ Joffrey Lauvergne traded to Oklahoma City Thunder

Multiple sources report that the Denver Nuggets are trading Joffrey Lauvergne to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a pair of second-round picks.

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It looks like Joffrey Lauvergne is no longer a Nugget. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denver Nuggets frontcourt just got a little less crowded.

The team is sending power forward Joffrey Lauvergne to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a pair of second-round picks, the team announced Tuesday.

The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski first broke the news.

The move looks like an attempt to whittle a large roster down as the regular season approaches.

Lauvergne, 24, is entering his third NBA season. Last year, he averaged 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and shot 51.3 percent from the field in 17.9 minutes per game. Minutes were tough to come by, as the Nuggets already had two more promising young big men on the roster in Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic and veterans Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur.

The Nuggets added even more frontcourt depth in the NBA Draft when they took Juan Hernangomez 15th overall. Shipping Lauvergne away might create an opening for the Spanish rookie.

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