News: Timberwolves forward Mickael Gelabale has barely seen the floor in recent games, thanks to the return of Andrei Kirilenko to the lineup. Gelabale played just the final three-plus minutes Tuesday against the Pistons, in a 105-82 blowout win. He missed his lone field-goal attempt, while grabbing one rebound in the game.
Analysis: Gelabale was averaging 27.4 minutes per game over the first 10 games of March, but has played just 11 minutes in four games since. He was pretty much only playing due to injuries, and the Timberwolves are healthy now. At this point, Gelabale is likely done as a major contributor to the rotation, barring further injury. He is averaging a career-high 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, and might have done enough to earn himself another contract this offseason. For now, however, he has no Fantasy value moving forward.
News: Timberwolves forward Mickael Gelabale remained in a starting role Saturday against the Nuggets, and he reached a career-high in scoring in a 111-88 loss. Gelabale scored 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting, with four rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes of action. Gelabale has started nine games for the Timberwolves this season.
Analysis: Gelabale had not played in the NBA since 2007-08 with the now-defunct Supersonics, so it has been a surprise to see him stick with the Timberwolves. He has only been playing due to injury, and is averaging just 6.0 points per game despite shooting 53.1 percent from the field. Continue to ignore Gelabale in the majority of Fantasy formats moving forward.
News: The Timberwolves waived seldom-used forward Lou Amundson on Friday in order to clear a spot on the active roster, the team announced. Minnesota signed forwards Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson for the remainder of the season -- both were under 10-day contracts.
Analysis: Gelabale has battled a nagging quad issue over the past couple games, but he has pleased the Timberwolves with his quality production and is averaging 6.5 points per game on the season. He earned his first start last Wednesday against San Antonio (10 points) and is worth tracking in deeper Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Minnesota forward Mickael Gelabale claims he is not 100 percent healthy, reports the team's official site Wednesday. The 29-year-old is dealing with a quad injury. He is expected to play through the injury.
Analysis: Gelabale has averaged 20 minutes in the team's last two games and that is what should be expected of him in the near future. He has very little Fantasy value, however, as he produces at a low rate.
News: The Timberwolves announced Tuesday they signed forward Mickael Gelabale to a second 10-day contract.
Analysis: Gelabale has scored in double figures twice since joining the Minnesota rotation. He is averaging 7.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in five games. He has been a better than expected contributor, but Gelabale still has marginal Fantasy appeal.
News: After scoring a combined nine points over the last two games, Minnesota forward Mickael Gelabale got back on track Friday against Washington. He finished with a season-high 15 points and hauled in seven rebounds in the 114-101 loss. He was an efficient 7 of 10 from the field, missing both of his attempts from downtown, and went 1 for 2 from the charity stripe. Gelabale also posted an assist and a steal while playing 26 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Gelabale has been seeing some decent playing time of late with all of the injuries in Minnesota and is averaging 8.7 points with four points through four games. The 29-year-old might be worth a look in deeper Fantasy formats while he's seeing some run but continue to ignore him in the majority of formats.
News: Timberwolves forward Mickael Gelabale appeared in his third game in a row Wednesday against Brooklyn, as he continues to see playing time on a 10-day contract. He played 25 minutes against the Nets, scoring two points on 1 of 4 shooting, with three rebounds. The Wolves lost the game, 91-83.
Analysis: Injuries have opened up a lot of playing time in Minnesota, and Gelabale is currently getting a shot to show what hes got. He has been out of the league since 2007-08, and was not particularly good when he did play, so Fantasy owners should not expect much from him.
News: The Seattle SuperSonics have lost reserve swingman Mickael Gelabale for the remainder of the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Gelabale was injured in practice on Tuesday. He underwent an MRI on Wednesday and team physicians confirmed the injury Thursday morning. He will require surgery.
Analysis: Gelabale played in 39 games this season, also briefly playing with Idaho in the NBA Development League. Gelabale averaged 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in about 12 minutes per game for the Sonics, and had played better since being recalled from Idaho. He had a four game stretch last month scoring in double figures, including a career-high 21 points against the Lakers. Gelabale, in his second full season in the NBA, is the second player Seattle has lost this season to knee surgery, joining oft-injured center Robert Swift. It is safe to cut him in all Fantasy formats.
News: Seattle reserve swingman Mickael Gelabale will have his sprained right knee re-examined on Thursday, but coach P.J. Carlesimo doesn't expect Gelabale to travel for two games this weekend, starting Friday at the Lakers.
Analysis: Gelabale is coming off a 16-point performance against the Nuggets, his first double- figure outing in 10 games. Gelabale has actually been in the rotation since late February, but doesn't produce enough to warrant use in Fantasy leagues when healthy.
News: Since scoring in double figures in four straight games, Sonics F Mickael Gelabale has scored just 5 points combined in two games.
Analysis: Gelabale played just 10 minutes Sunday at Minnesota and has returned to being an unreliable Fantasy option after his brief stint as a solid No. 4 option.
News: Suns F Mickael Gelabale had 16 points with 4 assists and 3 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Denver. He shot 7-for-13 from the field and was 2-for-2 from beyond the arc.
Analysis: Gelabale now has four straight games in double figures and has contributed greatly from the deal that sent Wally Szczerbiak out of town. He's worth a flier in larger Fantasy leagues.
News: After three months of biding his time on the bench, Sonics forward Mickael Gelabale is finally being rewarded for his patience. This season, because of the abundance of shooting guards and small forwards, Gelabale's development was put off in favor of playing veterans such as Wally Szczerbiak and Damien Wilkins, along with rookie lottery picks Kevin Durant and Jeff Green. But with Szczerbiak now in Cleveland and Wilkins out with a sprained right wrist, Gelabale, 24, has been given an opportunity to shine, and has seized the moment. The 6-foot-7 swingman from France is averaging 11 points a contest the past three games.
Analysis: Consider adding Gelabale in deeper leagues and hope he can continue this type of production going forward.
News: Sonics F Mickael Gelabale scored a career-best 21 points in 32 minutes of action off the bench Sunday against the Lakers. He shot 10-for-16 from the field and also added 8 rebounds.
Analysis: Gelabale saw more minutes than usual with Chris Wilcox out with the flu. Nick Collison, who normally plays the role Gelabale did on Sunday off the bench, was in the starting lineup. We wouldn't invest much in the frenchman, but he's worth a flier in extremely deep leagues. With Kurt Thomas out of town due to a trade, he's been bumped up the depth chart.
News: The Sonics assisgned SF Mickael Gelabale to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League Tuesday.
Analysis: Gelabale played in 24 games this season with Seattle. He averaged 2.5 points, 0.9 rebouns and 0.6 assists. Gelabale has been nothing more than a reserve in his NBA career and can be ignored in Fantasy leagues at this time.
News: Sonics SF Mickael Gelabale scored a career-high 12 points in a 123-96 loss to the Bulls on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Gelable is a little-used part of the Sonics offense and should not be considered in any Fantasy format at this point.
News: Mickael Gelabale (ankle) was able to return on Tuesday against Memphis. He picked up two points in two minutes off of the bench.
Analysis: When healthy, Gelabale is not a recommended Fantasy option in any format.
News: Sonics rookie F Mickael Gelabale sprained his left ankle at practice and is questionable for Tuesday night's game against Memphis.
Analysis: Gelabale has minimal Fantasy value at this time, so keep him reserved.
News: After starting in place of injured Rashard Lewis, rookie Mickael Gelabale did not play against Sacramento. Sonics coach Bob Hill said he is trimming his rotation to eight players and Damien Wilkins has earned minutes ahead of Gelabale.
Analysis: Gelabale has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: Sonics coach Bob Hill said he thinks rookie Mickael Gelabale will one day be able to guard three positions: point guard, shooting guard and small forward. The small forward had seven points, three rebounds and two assists on Friday against the Bucks.
Analysis: Gelabale has great athleticism and could one day be a big-time player in the NBA. He has shown at time this year he can play in the NBA, but he still doesn't do enough to warrant use in Fantasy leagues.
News: Sonics F Mickael Gelabale shot 0-for-7 from the floor in Friday's overtime win vs. Utah, finishing with no points in just under 23 minutes of action.
Analysis: Because of the lack of talented NBA rookies, there is a chance Gelabale could play in the rookie challenge at All-Star weekend. He is now in the team's starting rotation, but should only be used as a low-end Fantasy forward at this time. He just doesn't do enough to warrant adding.
News: Sonics F Mickael Gelabale started against Miami on Wednesday, but managed just over 12 minutes of action. He finished with four points and an assist.
Analysis: He is now in the team's starting rotation, but should only be used as a low-end Fantasy forward at this time. He just doesn't do enough to warrant adding at this time.
News: Sonics F Mickael Gelabale played a career-high 43 minutes Tuesday, one more minute than his previous career high. He hit six of seven shots and scored 12 points. He also had five rebounds.
Analysis: Gelabale has now scored 32 points and added 15 rebounds in his last three games. He is now in the team's starting rotation, but should only be used as a low-end Fantasy forward at this time.
News: The Phoenix Suns will get a drastically different-looking Seattle SuperSonics starting lineup when the Sonics visit the league's most dynamic team on Tuesday. Sonics coach Bob Hill, responding to the Sonics' 10-game road losing streak, changed 60 percent of his starting lineup, inserting rookie Mickael Gelabale, Earl Watson and Nick Collison and removing Luke Ridnour, Damien Wilkins and Danny Fortson. "When you lose (10) in a row (on the road), you got to do something," Hill said. Gelabale had 10 points and five rebounds on Saturday.
Analysis: Gelabale has now scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds in his last two games. Wait to see how he responds to his new role as a starter before adding him to Fantasy rosters.
News: Mickael Gelabale suffered a strained upper back in the first half and did not return. His status for Friday's game is uncertain.
Analysis: Gelabale should be just fine, but he still warrants no attention in Fantasy play.
News: Sonics rookie F Michael Gelabale played a career-high 41 minutes on Wednesday against the Mavs. He scored 10 points in the first half, when the Sonics were up by double-figures, and he scored zero in the second half. He also had two rebounds and one assist.
Analysis: The only reason Gelabale played for so long was because Rashard Lewis went out with an injury. He has played every game this month and seems to be getting more involved in the Sonics gameplan. However, he is not a recommended Fantasy option just yet.
News: Mickael Gelabale did not play Wednesday at Orlando because he was experiencing double vision. He said after the game that he was OK.
Analysis: Gelabale should be just fine, but he still warrants no attention in Fantasy play.
News: The Los Angeles Lakers rallied for a 104-101 preseason victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Thursday night. Nick Collison scored 20 points for the Sonics, while Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis each added 15. Los Angeles, which trailed by as many as 12 points in the second quarter, used a 7-0 run to take a 102-95 lead with one minute to play.
Analysis: Collison won't be seeing those types of numbers on a regular basis during the season, but he still warrants a selection in deeper Rotisserie formats in the late rounds. At least we know he can score 20 points when given a chance. As for Allen and Lewis, they are the obvious gems of the bunch and both warrant selections in the early rounds. We like Chris Wilcox as a sleeper in Rotisserie formats for his rebounding and blocks.
News: Mickael Gelabale and his distinguishable dreadlocks might have pocketed more money staying in Europe. Instead, he's coming to the NBA and adding to an influx of French flair on the Seattle SuperSonics' roster. Gelabale, the Sonics' second-round pick in the 2005 draft, signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract with Seattle on Wednesday. The first $200,000 of his deal will go to help pay a $700,000 buyout of his contract with Real Madrid, with the rest paid by the Sonics. Gelabale was making 500,000 euros per year untaxed - about $637,000 - playing in Spain, his agent, Bouna Ndiaye, said. Gelabale turned down an extension with Real Madrid earlier this year. "In my head I was thinking I'd stay two years in Madrid and then make the leap," Gelabale said with Ndiaye translating. "In March, I really made the choice to come into the league."
Analysis: The 6-foot-7 Gelabale, known for his athleticism, arrived in Seattle on Tuesday night and was planning to return to Paris on Thursday to rejoin the French national team in preparations for next month's world championships in Japan. Gelabale was a starter for the French during the 2005 European championships. Gelabale averaged 7.8 points and 3.5 rebounds playing 23.1 minutes per game this past season. He won't have much Fantasy value in the 2006-07 season.