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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.

Mickaël Gelabale
Mickaël Gelabale.jpg
Gelabale in 2015
No. 30 – Élan Chalon
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1983-05-22) May 22, 1983 (age 36)
Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe
NationalityFrench
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career2001–present
Career history
2001–2004Cholet
2004–2006Real Madrid
20062008Seattle SuperSonics
2008Idaho Stampede
2009Los Angeles D-Fenders
2009–2010Cholet
2010–2011ASVEL
2011Spirou Charleroi
2012Khimki
2012Cedevita
2012–2013Valencia
2013Minnesota Timberwolves
2013–2014Khimki
2014SIG Strasbourg
2015Limoges CSP
2015–2017Le Mans Sarthe
2017–presentÉlan Chalon
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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Professional careerEdit

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 March 29, 2009, he resumed 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 Basket 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]

On November 21, 2014, Gelabale signed a one-month contract with Strasbourg IG.[13] After his contract expired, he left Strasbourg.[14] On January 5, 2015 he signed with Limoges CSP.[15]

On July 2, 2015, he signed a two-year contract with Le Mans Sarthe.[16]

On October 10, 2017, he signed with Élan Chalon.[17]

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.

International statsEdit

Tournament GP PPG RPG APG
EuroBasket 2005 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
EuroBasket 2011 9 7.3 1.8 1.0
2012 Olympics 6 7.8 3.5 1.3
EuroBasket 2013 11 7.6 2.9 1.5

Career statisticsEdit

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

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.

NBAEdit

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

EuroLeagueEdit

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 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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gelabale Mickael ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  2. ^ Asvel Basket lands Mickael Gelabale, Davon Jefferson
  3. ^ Spirou Charleroi signs forward Gelabale
  4. ^ Mickael Gelabale leaves Spirou Charleroi
  5. ^ Khimki officially signs Mickael Gelabale
  6. ^ Cedevita lands Mickael Gelabale
  7. ^ Gelabale, presented in Valencia ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  8. ^ Wolves Sign Mickael Gelabale To 10-Day Contract
  9. ^ Wolves Sign Mickael Gelabale To 2nd 10-Day Contract
  10. ^ Johnson, Gelabale To Stay For Rest Of Season
  11. ^ Timberwolves Waive Greg Stiemsma and Mickael Gelabale
  12. ^ "MICKAEL GELABALE IS BACK TO BC KHIMKI". en.bckhimki.ru. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  13. ^ Mickael Gelabale signs with SIG Strasbourg
  14. ^ SIG Strasbourg, Mickael Gelabale part ways
  15. ^ Mickael Gelabale moves to Limoges
  16. ^ Mickael Gelabale signs with Le Mans
  17. ^ Elan Chalon signs Mickael Gelabale

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