Javin DeLaurier signs with NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks


Former Blue Devil striker Javin De Laurier will attend training camp with the reigning NBA champions this year after signing an unsecured training camp contract.

DeLaurier’s latest professional move was first reported by Sportrac’s Keith Smith via his Twitter account.

Information regarding the amount of boot camp contracts is difficult to pin down, but as of 2019, the broad outline of these deals included no fixed salary, around $ 130 per day, hotel, and all hotel costs. travel being paid so that the player can attend training camp. It is possible to earn up to $ 2,000 per week in compensation for up to four weeks.

Signing with Milwaukee in this title makes sense for both the player and the team as the Bucks need to add size to their depth chart behind the veterans. Brook lopez and Bobby portis.

To make room for DeLaurier, the team gave up Mamadi Diakite. Last season, Diakite signed a two-way contract with the team and ended up playing in 14 games after converting that two-way deal to a standard contract in April.

The decision to forgo the 6-foot-9 Diakite opens up an opportunity for DeLaurier to potentially win a similar deal with the team. The 23-year-old signed with the Charlotte Hornets on a 10-piece deal after the 2020 college season, but has been waived. He played seven NBA G-League games for the Greensboro Swarm before playing this summer for the Atlanta Hawks Summer League team.

In limited action with the Swarm due to pandemic restrictions imposed by COVID-19, DeLaurier has averaged just 2.9 points and 3.3 rebounds over seven games. He only played 11 minutes per game before moving on to the Canadian Elite Basketball League where he played for the Niagara River Lions.

DeLaurier was much more successful north of the border where he was a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league in rebounds per game (10.4) and second in blocks per game (1.7 ). On the offensive side of the ball, the former Blue Devil scored 14.8 points per night while shooting 52 percent from the field.

For the Hawks this summer, he finished the season averaging 6.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting just under 63 percent from the ground and adding a black per game.

While it may be a bit difficult for DeLaurier to make it to the final 15-player roster for the Bucks, that’s not out of the question. His rebounding and defensive prowess are exactly the kinds of things a late rotation could produce and he has certainly shown an ability to excel in both areas over the course of his career.

In four seasons at Duke DeLaurier posted career averages of 3.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game while averaging 13.5 minutes per night. He was Duke’s main job reserve for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. During the 2019 season, he started 16 games alongside Zion Williamson and Rj barrett and helped Duke reach the Elite Eight that year. He ranked first in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 38 games played in the 2019-20 season and ranked 11th on total conference blocks (50) per game in 2018-19.

DeLaurier has a 0.658 shooting percentage during his college career and has appeared in 114 games in four seasons for the Blue Devils.

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