Mickaël Gelabale

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Mickaël Gelabale
Mickael Gelabale Seattle vs Phoenix.jpg
Free agent
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1983-05-22) May 22, 1983 (age 31)
Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2004 Cholet Basket
2004–2006 Real Madrid
20062008 Seattle SuperSonics
2008 Idaho Stampede
2009 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2009–2010 Cholet Basket
2010–2011 ASVEL
2011 Spirou Charleroi
2012 Khimki
2012 Cedevita
2012–2013 Valencia
2013 Minnesota Timberwolves
2013–2014 Khimki
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Mickaël Gelabale (born May 22, 1983) is a French professional basketball player who last played for Khimki of the VTB United League. He is a 6-foot 7-inch, 215-pound small forward, with athleticism as his main asset.

Professional career[edit]

Gelabale started playing professionally with Cholet Basket, averaging 10 points and five rebounds per game in his final season (2003–04). Subsequently, he joined Real Madrid, being used in the side's rotation during two seasons (about 23 minutes per game combined).

At the end of his first season, Gelabale was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round (48th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft, but opted to stay in the Spanish capital instead of immediately joining the NBA.

On July 12, 2006, he signed a two-year contract with the Sonics, joining Johan Petro as the second French player on the team. Barred by both Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis (in 2006–07) and rookie Kevin Durant (2007–08), Gelabale appeared sparingly for the team, also tearing his anterior cruciate ligament midway through his second year.

On March 29, 2009, he restarted playing, one year after his injury, with the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA D-League.

On September 28, 2009, the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA signed him to their practice squad to give him a chance at a long-term contract, but he was waived on October 10, 2009, two weeks before the beginning of the 2009–10 regular season. He then signed with Cholet Basket in the French Pro A on November 26, 2009.[1] He won the 2009–2010 Pro A championship and was named MVP of the Play-Offs Final with Cholet.

In July 2010, Gelabale signed a contract with ASVEL.[1][2]

In August 2011 he signed with Spirou Basket in Belgium for one year,[3] but his contract was later indefinitely suspended because of an injury.[4]

In January 2012 he signed with Khimki Moscow until the end of the season.[5]

In August 2012 he signed with KK Cedevita.[6] After the Croatian team was eliminated in the Euroleague, Gelabale signed with Valencia BC in December 2012.[7]

On January 19, 2013, he signed a ten-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[8] On January 29, 2013, he was signed to a second 10-day contract.[9] On February 8, 2013, he signed with the Timberwolves for the rest of the season.[10] Gelabale was waived by the Timberwolves on July 7, 2013.[11]

On July 31, 2013, Gelabale signed a one-year contract with his former team Khimki.[12]

French national team[edit]

In September 2005, Gelabale helped the senior men's French national team to the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2005. In 2011, his team won the silver medal in the EuroBasket tournament, and in 2013, they won the gold medal.

International stats[edit]

Tournament Games played Points per game Rebounds per game Assists per game
2005 EuroBasket 7 8.0 3.1 1.3
2006 FIBA World Championship 9 8.7 4.6 0.7
2010 FIBA World Championship 6 11.2 4.0 2.0
2011 EuroBasket 9 7.3 1.8 1.0
2012 Olympics 6 7.8 3.5 1.3
2013 EuroBasket 11 7.6 2.9 1.5

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Seattle 70 14 17.7 .462 .234 .805 2.5 .8 .3 .3 4.6
2007–08 Seattle 39 0 11.9 .439 .432 .778 1.5 .8 .3 .2 4.3
2012–13 Minnesota 36 13 17.9 .518 .308 .875 2.8 .7 .4 .1 5.0
Career 145 27 16.2 .470 .316 .815 2.3 .8 .3 .2 4.6

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2004–05 Real Madrid 19 13 24.3 .607 .333 .788 4.3 1.1 .9 .4 8.2 11.5
2005–06 Real Madrid 22 10 23.2 .467 .395 .769 3.5 .7 .6 .5 7.9 8.3
2012–13 Cedevita 10 7 31.7 .605 .421 .917 4.9 1.3 .5 .3 12.8 15.0
Career 51 30 25.3 .544 .386 .859 3.1 1.0 .7 .4 9.0 10.8

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