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Post#31 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:20 am by shrink

Klomp wrote: This can only end in an injury...


ROFL!!!
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Post#32 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:47 pm by Klomp

And...the Wolves, as expected, will sign European swingman Mickael Gelabale on Friday after Lazar Hayward's 10-day contract expires following tonight's game.

Gelabale probably already is town and very well could be at practice tomorrow. A member of the French Olympic team last summer, he will help address their needs for a defender and three-point shooter.
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Post#33 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:09 pm by FinnTheHuman

He played awesome for a Croatian underdog team Cedevita in Euroleague this season, he was arguably their MVP. He will be an average bench contributor at worst if you ask me.
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Post#34 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:26 pm by Klomp

Most importantly...

A BLACK GUY!
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Post#35 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:15 pm by Klomp

Hopefully he has good insurance
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Post#36 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:08 pm by Murphs56

Don't do it Gelabale. For your own safety, please...
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Post#37 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:12 am by Basti

le crapaud wrote:Don't worry with Gelabale, you'll be happy with him I'm sure. Smart player team driven who doesn't force things or take bad shots. He's an accomplished player in Euroleague with a good pedigree. He managed to change his game quite well after all those injuries he suffered. One of my favorites french players. Hope he can stick with this team because it's a perfect fit. I really think he's an Adelman type player.


le crapaud wrote:after all those injuries he suffered


le crapaud wrote:after all those injuries he suffered


le crapaud wrote:after all those injuries he suffered


His knees will implode the very moment he steps on the court.
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Post#38 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:38 am by ...

Basti wrote:
His knees will implode the very moment he steps on the court.



HA! You think his knees will allow him to even make it off the plane. :lol: Can we start the Gelabale appreciation/thanks for trying thread already or what?
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Post#39 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:48 am by Saltine

the deal is done :)
http://www.nba.com/2013/news/01/17/timb ... index.html


Wolves' sign French swingman Mickael Gelabale

Posted Jan 17, 2013 8:33 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 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.

Gelabale has been playing for Valencia in the Spanish league. He is being brought in to add depth to a team that has been decimated by injuries to Kevin Love, Brandon Roy, Chase Budinger, Josh Howard and Malcolm Lee.

Gelabale does have some NBA experience. He played 109 games with the Seattle SuperSonics from 2006-08. He averaged just over 15 minutes per game in those two seasons before heading back overseas.

He will be the sixth Timberwolves player with an international background.


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Post#40 Re: Stein Tweets Wolves Likely Get Gelabale
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:19 am by Calinks

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

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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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