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Thabo Sefolosha | Guard/Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/2/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: N/A
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Thabo Sefolosha reportedly underwent surgery on Thursday, and he's expected to be ready for the 2015-16 season opener.
We wish Sefolosha the best, and all signs are pointing towards him making a full recovery. With Thabo out of the picture, Atlanta will give DeMarre Carroll all the run he can handle, while Kent Bazemore having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. The Hawks open up their first-round series against the Nets on Sunday. Apr 17 - 11:19 AM

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Thabo Sefolosha addressed the media for the first time on Tuesday since his arrest last Wednesday that resulted in a season-ending broken fibula.

"I will simply say that I am in great pain, that I have suffered significant injury and those were caused by the police." Sefolosha didn't go into a lot of detail, but he did say that he will undergo surgery in the next few days. We'll continue to monitor this story very closely.
Apr 14 - 2:37 PM

NYPD Internal Affairs wants to interview Thabo Sefolosha about last week's nightclub incident, according to reports.

According to sources, the Internal Affairs bureau of the New York City Police Department has contacted counsel for Thabo Sefolosha about interviewing him as a complaining witness in last week's incident. Sefolosha was arrested during the incident and his counsel has since questioned the NYPD's tactics during the arrest. Sefolosha broke his leg during the incident and will miss the rest of the 2015-16 season.
Source: ESPN
Apr 14 - 1:59 PM

A new video released by TMZ appears to show an officer hitting Thabo Sefolosha with a nightstick.

You can see six different officers tugging Sefolosha around in the video, and then one officer decides to swing his nightstick towards him. Police reports suggest that Sefolosha charged at an officer which started the altercation, but there hasn't been any video evidence to support that claim yet. Sefolosha suffered a broken fibula during the scuffle which will end his NBA season, but this story is far from over and we will continue to pass along updates when we know more. Click the link below to see the video.
Source: TMZ Sports
Apr 11 - 11:40 AM

The NBPA is launching an investigation into the tactics used by the NYPD during Thabo Sefolosha's arrest early Wednesday morning that resulted in a season-ending broken fibula that will require surgery.

"The players union is concerned about the circumstances of Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic's arrest and is doing its own investigation of the situation," NBPA spokeswoman Tara Greco said. "The union was fully engaged in supporting all three players in court and in the precinct this week, and will continue to stay engaged as each situation evolves." Sefolosha's injury went untreated as he was held in custody, and this is developing into a pretty major story. We'll continue to provide updates as they become available.
Source: ESPN
Apr 10 - 1:59 PM

Updating a previous report, an X-ray and MRI revealed a fractured fibula and ligament damage in Thabo Sefolosha's right leg, and he will need surgery to correct the injury.

"This is a very difficult situation for Thabo and our thoughts and support will be with him during his recovery. We know that his approach and dedication will serve him well in his rehabilitation," Head Coach Mike Budenholzer said. "Our team remains focused and will be prepared as we head into the postseason." Kent Bazemore is going to pick up most of Sefolosha's minutes, but he's not going to see enough floor time as a reserve to matter in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 9 - 7:06 PM

Thabo Sefolosha has reportedly been diagnosed with a fractured fibia, and he will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season.

Sefolosha suffered the injury during his arrest in New York early Wednesday morning following the stabbing of Chris Copeland and two other women, and he is currently facing charges of resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and disorderly conduct. Sefolosha was averaging 18.8 minutes per game for the Hawks, and this is a tough blow for Atlanta as they are losing their defensive specialist off the bench. Kent Bazemore will pick up most of Sefolosha's reserve minutes, but 18 minutes isn't enough floor time for Bazemore to produce in a meaningful way in standard leagues.
Apr 9 - 4:16 PM

Thabo Sefolosha suffered an ankle injury during his arrest and will not play against the Nets on Wednesday.

He had a bandage on his right ankle, so it doesn't sound serious. There has been no word of the Hawks resting guys just yet, so the team won't miss Sefolosha too much.
Apr 8 - 5:42 PM

Thabo Sefolosha allegedly "charged at an officer" on Wednesday and has been arrested and charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

These events transpired after Chris Copeland and another woman were brutally attacked by a man wielding a knife, but it's unclear why Thabo Sefolosha and teammate Pero Antic interfered with the crime scene. Sefolosha was seen limping on Wednesday morning, but it's safe to say he won't be taking the court against the Nets tonight. We will pass along further details as soon as we know more. Kent Bazemore will have to step up for the Hawks in Sefolosha's absence.
Apr 8 - 2:14 PM

Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic have both been arrested for preventing police from setting up a crime scene at a New York nightclub.

Chris Copeland of the Pacers and another woman were stabbed with a knife at that nightclub, but it doesn't make sense why Antic and Sefolosha got involved. The Hawks arrived in New York to face the Nets on Wednesday and the Pacers are playing the Knicks, but it doesn't sound like their chances of playing is too good after this altercation. We will let you know as soon as we uncover more details.
Apr 8 - 9:26 AM

Thabo Sefolosha got hot in the second half of Tuesday's road loss, finishing with a season-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

The Hawks lost despite deploying their usual starting lineup but Sefolosha provided a silver lining, proving that he's fully recovered from the calf injury that caused him to miss 23 games. He may be worth fantasy owners' attention when the Hawks rest starters, but is tough to rely on with competition from Kent Bazemore (24 minutes), Shelvin Mack (24 minutes) and even Austin Daye (seven minutes).
Mar 31 - 10:08 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (calf) said he felt fine in his return on Wednesday night.

Sefolosha played just seven minutes against the Magic in his first game since late-January, but was able to get through the game without any setbacks. With the playoffs on the horizon, the Hawks are likely to be cautious with Sefolosha's minutes so he can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats.
Mar 26 - 10:49 AM

Thabo Sefolosha finally returned from his calf injury and played seven scoreless minutes on Wednesday.

He's not going to have any fantasy value, but the Hawks will need his defense and experience in the playoffs. He hadn't played since Jan. 30.
Mar 25 - 10:55 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through shootaround and will play on Wednesday vs. the Magic as expected.

After a 23-game absence, Sefolosha is finally back to bolster Atlanta's bench rotation. Expect the Hawks to ease him back into action tonight, and just to be clear, he still belongs on the wire in just about all leagues at the moment.
Mar 25 - 11:20 AM

Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through a full practice on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Magic.

Sefolosha has missed the past 23 games, so he'll likely be eased back into the rotation. However, as long as Kyle Korver is healthy, Sefolosha belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mar 24 - 5:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Thabo Sefolosha
3John Jenkins
4Austin Daye
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
C1Al Horford
2Pero Antic
3Elton Brand
4Mike Muscala