Former Blue Devil Power Forward Javin DeLaurier will attend the training camp with the reigning NBA champions this year after signing a non-guaranteed training camp contract.
DeLaurier’s most recent professional move was first from Sportrac’s Keith Smith. reported via his Twitter account.
Information about the size of training camp contracts is difficult to determine, but as of 2019, the general outline of such arrangements did not include a fixed salary, around $ 130 per day, hotel and all travel expenses paid for the player’s participation in the training camp. There is an opportunity to earn up to $ 2,000 per week in compensation for up to four weeks.
Signing up at Milwaukee in this capacity makes sense for both players and team as the Bucks need to enlarge their depth table behind Veterans Bach Lopez and Bobby Portis.
To make room for DeLaurier, the team decided not to Mamadi Diakite. Diakite signed a two-way deal with the team last season and eventually played 14 games after that two-way deal was converted to a standard contract in April.
The decision to forego the 6-foot-9 diakite opens up an opportunity for DeLaurier to potentially strike a similar deal with the team. The 23-year-old signed a contract for Exhibit 10 with the Charlotte Hornets after the 2020 college season, but was waived. He played seven games in the NBA G-League for the Greensboro Swarm before playing for the Atlanta Hawks Summer League team that summer.
In limited action with the crush due to the pandemic restrictions imposed by COVID-19, DeLaurier averaged just 2.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in seven games. He only played 11 minutes per game before moving to Canada’s Elite Basketball League, where he played for the Niagra River Lions.
DeLaurier had far more success 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 place in blocks per game (1.7). On the offensive side of the ball, the former Blue Devil scored 14.8 points a night while shooting 52 percent off the field.
For the Hawks, he ended the season this summer with an average of 6.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, while shooting almost 63 percent off the ground and adding one black per competition.
While it may be a bit of a steep uphill climb for DeLaurier to reach the final 15-man roster for the Bucks, it is not out of the question. His rebound and defensive skills are exactly what one would expect at the end of a big rotation, and he has certainly shown the ability to excel in both areas over the course of his career.
In four seasons at Duke DeLaurier, he achieved career averages of 3.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, while playing an average of 13.5 minutes per night. He was Duke’s main reserve reserve for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. In the 2019 season, he started 16 games on the side Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett and helped Duke reach the Elite Eight that year. In the Atlantic Coast Conference, he took first place with 38 games in the 2019-20 season and was 11th in the total number of blocks (50) per game of the conference in 2018-19.
DeLaurier has a career of .658 shot percent off the ground throughout his college career and has appeared in 114 games in four seasons for the Blue Devils.