Mickaël Gelabale (born May 22, 1983) is a French professional basketball player for Élan Chalon of the LNB Pro A. He also represents the France national basketball team internationally. Standing at 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in), he plays either at the small forward position or the power forward position in a small ball configuration.
Gelabale in 2015
|No. 30 – Élan Chalon|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|League||LNB Pro A|
|Born||May 22, 1983|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|2009||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|2015–2017||Le Mans Sarthe|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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. Stuck on the depth chart behind both Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis (in 2006–07) and rookie Kevin Durant (2007–08), Gelabale appeared sparingly for the team, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament midway through his second year.
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. He won the 2009–2010 Pro A championship and was named MVP of the Play-Offs Final with Cholet.
On January 19, 2013, he signed a ten-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. On January 29, 2013, he was signed to a second 10-day contract. On February 8, 2013, he signed with the Timberwolves for the rest of the season. Gelabale was waived by the Timberwolves on July 7, 2013.
French national teamEdit
In September 2005, Gelabale helped the senior men's French national team to the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2005. In EuroBasket 2011, his team won the silver medal, and in EuroBasket 2013, they won the gold medal.
|2006 FIBA World Championship||9||8.7||4.6||0.7|
|2010 FIBA World Championship||6||11.2||4.0||2.0|
|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|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- Gelabale Mickael (in French)
- Asvel Basket lands Mickael Gelabale, Davon Jefferson
- Spirou Charleroi signs forward Gelabale
- Mickael Gelabale leaves Spirou Charleroi
- Khimki officially signs Mickael Gelabale
- Cedevita lands Mickael Gelabale
- Gelabale, presented in Valencia (in Spanish)
- Wolves Sign Mickael Gelabale To 10-Day Contract
- Wolves Sign Mickael Gelabale To 2nd 10-Day Contract
- Johnson, Gelabale To Stay For Rest Of Season
- Timberwolves Waive Greg Stiemsma and Mickael Gelabale
- "MICKAEL GELABALE IS BACK TO BC KHIMKI". en.bckhimki.ru. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- Mickael Gelabale signs with SIG Strasbourg
- SIG Strasbourg, Mickael Gelabale part ways
- Mickael Gelabale moves to Limoges
- Mickael Gelabale signs with Le Mans
- Elan Chalon signs Mickael Gelabale