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Mickael Gelabale

N/A | Forward

Timberwolves

Biography

Background

2012-13: Returned to the NBA after a four-year absence by seeing action in 36 games with the Wolves… Averaged 5.0 ppg and 2.8 rpg in 17.9 mpg, posting career bests from the field (51.8%) and the FT line (87.5%)… Signed for the rest of the year on Feb. 8, upon the expiration of his second 10-day contract… Initially signed a 10-day contract on Jan. 19, and scored 11 points vs. Houston later that day; it was his first NBA game since Mar. 16, 2008… Made 13 starts, tallying 7.7 ppg (on 55.4% shooting) and 3.6 rpg while logging 26.0 mpg in those contests… Snared a season-high seven rebounds Mar. 18 at Memphis, and dealt a season-high five assists Mar. 15 at Houston… Led the Wolves with a season-high 19 points Mar. 9 at Denver (one of 10 double-figure scoring nights), and added 15 points and seven rebounds at Washington on Jan. 25… Most recently played for Spanish club Valencia, averaging 11.0 ppg (40.7%) and 3.4 rpg in five ACB contests (20.8 mpg)… Began the season with Croatian club Cedevita Zagreb, where he tallied 12.8 ppg (60.5%) and 4.9 rpg in 10 Euroleague contests (31.7 mpg)… Also saw action in 12 Adriatic League games for Cedevita, contributing 10.8 ppg (60.7%) and 5.1 rpg.

CAREER NOTES:

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... 2011-12: Spent the season with BC Khimki Moscow Region, appearing in a total of 25 games... Tallied 4.5 ppg and 2.5 rpg in 12 Russian League appearances (13.9 mpg), and registered 3.6 ppg and 2.4 rpg in five VTB United League outings (13.0 mpg)... Also competed in the Eurocup, adding 4.2 ppg and 1.5 rpg in six outings... His most recent NBA apperance was with Seattle in 2007-08... He suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during practice on Mar. 18 and was sidelined for the remainder of the season.

INTERNATIONAL NOTES:

Represented France at the 2012 Summer Olympics, averaging 7.8 ppg (44.4%) and 3.5 rpg in six contests (logging 24.5 mpg)… In September 2005, he helped the French national team to the bronze medal at the 2005 European Championship.

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