NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2008 – The Seattle SuperSonics yesterday assigned guard Mickael Gelabale to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Idaho Stampede. Gelabale is the 28th NBA player assigned to the D-League this season and will join Sonics teammate Mouhamed Sene who is also on assignment with the Stampede.
Gelabale, 6-7, 215-pounds, has appeared in 24 games for the Sonics this season, averaging 2.5 points in 8.3 minutes. For his career, Gelabale has seen action in 94 NBA games and holds averages of 4.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 15.3 minutes.
Drafted by the Sonics in the second round (48th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft, Gelabale spent another season in Spain with Real Madrid after helping lead Real to the 2005 Spanish ACB League title. He signed a multi-year deal with Seattle in the summer of 2006 to continue his NBA career.
Gelabale joins a Stampede team that is currently on a 14-game win streak, including a perfect 13-0 at home, and holds the D-League’s best record of 19-5.
Sonics fans can stay in step with Gelabale during his time with the Stampede, beginning on Friday, Feb. 1, when the Stampede hosts the Bakersfield Jam, by logging onto http://www.nba.com/dleague/news/dleague_webcasts.html to watch all D-League games streamed live for free.