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Mickael Gelabale | Guard/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: None
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Mickael Gelabale is close to a deal with Besiktas of the Turkish Basketball League.
The deal does contain an NBA escape clause, according to David Pick of Eurobasket.com. Gelabale had been hoping for an NBA offer, but the 31-year-old seems to have settled for an overseas deal for now. Gelabale could help an injury-riddled NBA team if he comes over mid-season, but fantasy owners can feel free to leave him off their draft boards. Oct 9 - 12:33 PM

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Mickael Gelabale told Sportando that he is still waiting for a good offer from a good NBA team.

Despite a strong season in Russia and a decent showing at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Gelabale is still a free agent. When asked if he was looking for a contract with a high-level Euroleague team or a chance to return to the NBA, the 31-year-old said, "I am looking for both. I feel I can play in one of the Euroleague top teams and also have a chance back in the NBA. I am just waiting for a good team and good offer to come." Gelabale has averaged 4.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 145 NBA games, so he won't bring much fantasy value with him if he does sign with an NBA team.
Source: Sportando
Sep 23 - 2:03 PM

Mickael Gelabale is reportedly the "prime target" for reigning Euroleague champions Olympiacos, who are in need of a small forward.

As of Saturday, however, Gelabale didn't have an official offer and he was "very close to signing a contract in Russia." Cartier Martin had been the frontrunner for Olympiacos but the team seems to have cooled on him, and Gelabale has the advantage of extensive experience playing overseas.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 01:58:00 PM

Mickael Gelabale still wants to play in the NBA and he will not return to Valencia in Spain.

He's apparently sitting on an offer to play in Euroleague, but is going to exhaust his resources to stay in the NBA. Gelabale was waived on July 7 and there's little reason to believe he'll be picked up with multiple wings still on the market.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 09:15:00 AM

Timberwolves waive G/F Mickael Gelabale.

The Wolves picked him up during the season and eventually signed him for the duration of the year on February 8. Gelabale was solid in his 17.9 minutes per game last season, scoring 5.0 points on 51.8 percent shooting. He might be headed back overseas next year.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 04:59:00 PM

The Timberwolves have until July 22 to decide whether or not to exercise the contract option on Mickael Gelabale.

Gelabale was signed by the Wolves after the team was ravaged by injuries this season, but he flashed the ability to contribute and make some solid plays during his time with the team. He could easily be brought back, but if he isn't, it's possible he'll decide to return to Europe where he had been playing before joining Minnesota last season.
Source: 1500 ESPN
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 09:27:00 AM

Mickael Gelabale played 32 minutes in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies, scoring 11 points with seven boards, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He only played 18 minutes in Andrei Kirilenko's return on Sunday, so there's very little to like about Gelabale as a pickup in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 01:20:00 AM

As expected, Andrei Kirilenko's return shifted Mickael Gelabale to a bench role on Sunday, where he went scoreless in 18 minutes.

Gelabale wasn't even returning fantasy value as the starting SF, and this demotion seals his fate in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 09:53:00 PM

Mickael Gelabale scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists and one steal over 31 minutes on Friday against the Rockets.

Gelabale has been hit-or-miss and a game against the uptempo Rockets profiled well for him. The Wolves frontcourt is probable to return at some point, so there's really only short-term appeal in deeper formats.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 11:48:00 PM

Mickael Gelabale hit 2-of-5 shots for five points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer in 26 minutes in another start for the Wolves on Tuesday.

He had 19 points on Saturday, but was on fire that night, hitting 8-of-10 shots. He'll be worth monitoring closely until Andrei Kirilenko returns, which could happen sometime later in the week. Kirilenko has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 11:46:00 PM

Rick Adelman wants Mickael Gelabale to be more aggressive.

"We talked to him about being more aggressive," Adelman said. "I think he was just trying to fit in. But we need him to make shots." Gelabale started the last two games for the Wolves and is averaging 16 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals during that span.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Mickael Gelabale started at SF and scored a season-high 19 points vs. Denver on Saturday, hitting 8-of-10 FGs with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one block in 31 minutes.

Gelabale, who was drafted by the Sonics back in 2005, hadn't scored double-digit points in nearly a month. He's getting extra opportunities with Andrei Kirilenko (calf) on the shelf, yet he's still a major gamble with minimal upside for fantasy owners.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 11:50:00 PM

Making his third start of the season for the Wolves, Mickael Gelabale scored 14 points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes.

The D-League callup has lucked into a major role for the short-handed Wolves, but he's yet to play with any consistency. His value will also evaporate when Andrei Kirilenko (quad) returns, likely after the All-Star break, so don't give him too much thought.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 08:39:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Timberwolves sign G/F Mickael Gelabale for the remainder of the season.

We noted that he was likely to stick with the team and that is exactly what will happen.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Mickael Gelabale is likely to remain with the Timberwolves for the rest of the season.

The team will have to make a decision on Gelabale, who is on his second 10-day contract, and with all of the injuries Minnesota has sustained this season, Gelabale is in a good spot to remain with the club.
Source: ESPN 1500
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 08:46:00 AM

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