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Post#41 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:36 am by Murphs56

From Zgoda: Turiaf on his french national teammate

"You're going to like him," Turiaf said.

Here's most of what Turiaf had to say:
"He's somebody who can slash to the basket, who can shoot threes very well. And he will do all the intangibles. People are always trying to put other people in boxes. He is a basketball player. He can score. He's going to do whatever he has to do to help the team win. Yes, he can play defense. But he's not just a defender."
Turiaf mentioned that Gelabale and Nicolas Batum, whom the Wolves pursued aggressively last summer, were the two French players who always defended the opposing team's best player.
"He is a good defender," Turiaf said. "A lock-down defender."
And just as importantly, he can shoot threes on a team that is struggling mightily to do so this season.
"He's very efficient and he has a nice little pull-up jumper. He can play in the paint very well. He has a nice little fade-away jumper. He plays both ways. He's a complete player.
"He has been looking for an opportunity to come back to the NBA, so I think he's very, very excited. And I think he deserves to be in this league because he's somebody that has a lot of talent and a lot to offer to a basketball squad. And the way you guys play here, with the Rick Adelman system, with the high post and the cut, with the team basketball?
"That's something that really will make his skill come out a lot."
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Post#42 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:50 am by Calinks

Murphs56 wrote:From Zgoda: Turiaf on his french national teammate

"You're going to like him," Turiaf said.

Here's most of what Turiaf had to say:
"He's somebody who can slash to the basket, who can shoot threes very well. And he will do all the intangibles. People are always trying to put other people in boxes. He is a basketball player. He can score. He's going to do whatever he has to do to help the team win. Yes, he can play defense. But he's not just a defender."
Turiaf mentioned that Gelabale and Nicolas Batum, whom the Wolves pursued aggressively last summer, were the two French players who always defended the opposing team's best player.
"He is a good defender," Turiaf said. "A lock-down defender."
And just as importantly, he can shoot threes on a team that is struggling mightily to do so this season.
"He's very efficient and he has a nice little pull-up jumper. He can play in the paint very well. He has a nice little fade-away jumper. He plays both ways. He's a complete player.
"He has been looking for an opportunity to come back to the NBA, so I think he's very, very excited. And I think he deserves to be in this league because he's somebody that has a lot of talent and a lot to offer to a basketball squad. And the way you guys play here, with the Rick Adelman system, with the high post and the cut, with the team basketball?
"That's something that really will make his skill come out a lot."


We are back in the playoff hunt baby!
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Post#43 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:26 am by Murphs56

Calinks wrote:
Murphs56 wrote:From Zgoda: Turiaf on his french national teammate

"You're going to like him," Turiaf said.

Here's most of what Turiaf had to say:
"He's somebody who can slash to the basket, who can shoot threes very well. And he will do all the intangibles. People are always trying to put other people in boxes. He is a basketball player. He can score. He's going to do whatever he has to do to help the team win. Yes, he can play defense. But he's not just a defender."
Turiaf mentioned that Gelabale and Nicolas Batum, whom the Wolves pursued aggressively last summer, were the two French players who always defended the opposing team's best player.
"He is a good defender," Turiaf said. "A lock-down defender."
And just as importantly, he can shoot threes on a team that is struggling mightily to do so this season.
"He's very efficient and he has a nice little pull-up jumper. He can play in the paint very well. He has a nice little fade-away jumper. He plays both ways. He's a complete player.
"He has been looking for an opportunity to come back to the NBA, so I think he's very, very excited. And I think he deserves to be in this league because he's somebody that has a lot of talent and a lot to offer to a basketball squad. And the way you guys play here, with the Rick Adelman system, with the high post and the cut, with the team basketball?
"That's something that really will make his skill come out a lot."


We are back in the playoff hunt baby!


Based on my calculations before tonight, if this man is in shape and competently can defend and shoot a 3, we should win 3 of the next 5 against Atlanta, Washington and Charlotte. However, based on these new injuries, w'ell probably lose all 5. Stiemsma starting equals the end of civilization
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Post#44 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:30 am by Basti

Murphs56 wrote:Based on my calculations before tonight, if this man is in shape and competently can defend and shoot a 3, we should win 3 of the next 5 against Atlanta, Washington and Charlotte. However, based on these new injuries, w'ell probably lose all 5. Stiemsma starting equals the end of civilization


Amoundson backing him up is a slap into the face of the human extinction.
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Post#45 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:15 am by FinnTheHuman

The biggest problem for Gelabale is getting used to the 3 point line. Half a meter is a lot, even some former NBA players in Euroleague tend to shoot it too strong until they get used to it.
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Post#46 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:35 am by shrink

Basti wrote:
Murphs56 wrote:Stiemsma starting equals the end of civilization


Amoundson backing him up is a slap into the face of the human extinction.


I believe that while SG is clearly a need, we have a bigger need for a back-up center. Ridnour .. as poorly as he fits as a back-up SG, plays that position better than Steimsma or Amundson play back-up center. If Pek goes down and Steimsma actually start, our team should be ridiculed.
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Post#47 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:53 am by Murphs56

shrink wrote:
Basti wrote:
Murphs56 wrote:Stiemsma starting equals the end of civilization


Amoundson backing him up is a slap into the face of the human extinction.


I believe that while SG is clearly a need, we have a bigger need for a back-up center. Ridnour .. as poorly as he fits as a back-up SG, plays that position better than Steimsma or Amundson play back-up center. If Pek goes down and Steimsma actually start, our team should be ridiculed.


You mean cuz neither understand what post position is?
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Post#48 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:56 pm by Basti

shrink wrote:
Basti wrote:
Murphs56 wrote:Stiemsma starting equals the end of civilization


Amoundson backing him up is a slap into the face of the human extinction.


I believe that while SG is clearly a need, we have a bigger need for a back-up center. Ridnour .. as poorly as he fits as a back-up SG, plays that position better than Steimsma or Amundson play back-up center. If Pek goes down and Steimsma actually start, our team should be ridiculed.


We obviously need a better center off the bench. Steamer can be nice off the bench occasionally but I cringe at the very thought of him starting the next few games. Lou backing him up will be even worse. The next few games will be pick-our-poison games :(

And yes, I agree with you wholeheartedly.
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Post#49 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:56 pm by Klomp

“@Mickaelgelabale: I will be wearing # 15 tomorrow.”
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Post#50 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:49 pm by Murphs56

Did he even practice lol? I think he's going to have to play at least 20 minutes or so
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Post#51 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:18 pm by GopherIt!

Calinks wrote:Already got some footage of him working out at the Target Center.



Mr Garrison is our only hope.
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Post#52 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:44 am by shrink

When Gelabale, I expect he will only get garbage minutes for the Wolves for the next ten days.

So yes, he could be a starter.
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Post#53 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:34 am by Klomp

It's officially official now, FIBA clearance and all

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward Mickael Gelabale to a 10-day contract.

Gelabale, 29, spent two seasons (2006-07, 2007-08) in the NBA with the Seattle SuperSonics, and averaged 4.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 15.6 minutes per game in 109 contests. Gelabale was drafted in the second round (48th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft by Seattle.

Gelabale, 6-7, began this season playing in Croatia for Cedevita Zagreb in the EuroLeague and Adriatic League. In 10 EuroLeague games, Gelabale averaged 12.8 points on 60.5 percent shooting, including 42.1 percent from beyond the arc. Gelabale signed with Valencia BC in Spain in December and played in five games in the EuroCup and Spanish League, averaging 10.8 points on 51.6 percent shooting from the floor. Gelabale has also spent time playing professionally in France, Belgium and Russia.

Gelabale played for the French National Team in the 2012 Summer Olympics, averaging 7.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in six contests, all starts.


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