HoopsHype Mickael Gelabale rumors

April 12, 2013 Updates

Davis tugs at his left knee as he explains, and demonstrates how, in order to keep it straight, he needed to lift his leg with his hand. NBA doctors, Davis says, misdiagnosed the injury as tendinitis. He recently learned that the injury was actually a patellar tendon tear, for which he underwent surgery and rehabilitation. Now he says he's ready to resume his NBA career. In January, he got a shot with a workout for the Timberwolves. But Minnesota passed on bringing Davis back. "They signed [Mickael] Gelabale for the whole year," Davis says. "I played with him in France, so that really makes me sick. That makes me really sick. That really hurts. They signed him for the whole year." Grantland

April 1, 2013 Updates

Adelman said midseason acquisitions Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson have shown enough that they are candidates to be on the team next season, especially if they work on their games during the offseason. “This summer will be big for them,” Adelman said. “We like them both.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

February 9, 2013 Updates

Still, it might be Johnson who has the best chance to stick with the team long term, because of his size (6-11) and jumping ability. "We don't have somebody like that," Kahn said. Kahn indicated both players would be given the chance to work into the team's future plans. "I think in both cases there is a pathway to being here next year," he said. "It's not a done deal, but there is a pathway. Chris may be in a little bit of a different instance because [of his size]. So I would say he probably especially has a chance." Wolves coach Rick Adelman made clear that signing the two shouldn't preclude the team from trying to improve the roster more. "We'd better be hoping to do something," he said. "We have to improve this team." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Mickael Gelabale was in the NBA a while ago, didn’t do much, then headed overseas to hoop following a stint in the D-League in 2009. If you know Mickael Gelabale at gela-all, it’s because of his glorious, glorious dreadlocks. Other than that, not a terribly notable player. Which is why it’s notable that Gelabale returned this season, both to the Olympics and more recently to the Timberwolves, sans dreadlocks. When a guy you only know for his hair doesn’t have his hair, it’s strange. As it turns out, there’s a reason for that — the dreads weighed so much they were messing with his body. The Score

January 29, 2013 Updates

Both center Chris Johnson and swingman Michael Gelabale will be around a little while longer. Both signed a second 10-day contract with the Timberwolves, the team announced Tuesday. That means the team was granted another roster injury exception. Johnson has appeared in five games for the Wolves, averaging 9.2 points while shooting 18-for-25 (72.0 percent). He has also averaged 3.8 rebounds while playing 17.2 minutes per game. Johnson, who was in training camp with the Wolves, came back to Minnesota from San Jose of the Development League. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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The Wolves will re-sign both Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson for the rest of the season, won't they? They almost certainly will, but they will have to make a roster move to do so. The Wolves used an open roster spot to sign Gelabale to a 10-day contract and are likely to resign him to another when the first one expires Tuesday. They signed Johnson to a 10-day deal after the league granted their request for a roster exception because they had four players injured for the next two weeks or more. They could reapply for another exception Tuesday, but thereafter would have to create a roster spot for him because a player can only be signed to two 10-day deals before their contract must be guaranteed for the rest of the season. To do so, the Wolves would have to trade a player such as Lou Amundson for a future pick or waive a player. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

January 20, 2013 Updates

Timberwolves forward Mickael Gelabale, signed to a 10-day contract Saturday morning, Jan. 19, had recommendations from fellow French-born NBA players Tony Parker of San Antonio, Nicolas Batum of Portland and Ronny Turiaf of the Los Angeles Clippers. Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said he spoke to Parker before the Wolves' game in San Antonio last Sunday and had someone reach out to Batum to get his opinion. Gelabale played with Parker, Batum and Turiaf on France's national team last summer in the London Olympics. "He was brought to our attention a couple of weeks ago," Kahn said. "Nobody should expect him to come in and score 30 points. That's not the type of player he is. He can do a little of everything." St. Paul Pioneer Press

January 19, 2013 Updates

The injury-depleted Timberwolves have signed forward Mickael Gelabale to a 10-day contract, the team said Saturday. Gelabale, 29, last played in the NBA in 2008, with the Seattle SuperSonics. This season the 6-foot-7 forward has been playing professionally in Europe and Spain. Last year, he played for the French national team in the London Olympics. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

January 18, 2013 Updates
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with French swingman Mickael Gelabale. Terms of the deal were not immediately available, but Gelabale was expected to join the injury-filled Wolves on Friday after Lazar Hayward's 10-day contract expires. NBA.com

January 16, 2013 Updates

Vicente Solà, president of Valencia Basket, confirmed that Mickael Gelabale may soon sign a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Spanish club hopes to have him back when his contract in NBA expires. "He has not signed yet his contract with the Wolves. He may soon sign a 10-day contract. Hopefully we can have him back when his deal with Minnesota expires. But his future is not up to us" said Solà to LigaEN Punto Valencia. Sportando

January 13, 2013 Updates

A European Internet report Sunday said Gelebale had reached agreement with an NBA team. The Wolves have pursued him for weeks and David Kahn said before tonight's game that their still very interested. He did say there was a deal, but did say, "I heard there was a report. We are working on some things." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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