Mickael Gelabale Acquired by D-League's LA D-Fenders

According to Ball In Europe, Mickael Gelabale has signed with the D-League and will reportedly join the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers-owned D-League affiliate, and is slated to join the team for their Thursday game against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Gelabale, who I've always liked, is a 6'7" athlete that played two seasons with the formerly-known-as Seattle Supersonics.  In his first season in the NBA, Gelabale (love this name) actually started 14 games for the Sonics, though averaged just 4.6 points and 2.5 boards in 18 minutes of action.  Last season, he played 39 games in the NBA and six in the D-League with the Idaho Stampede.  In those six games, he averaged 17.8 points and 4.3 boards, shooting an astounding 60% from the field.  Once he was called back up however, he blew out his knee in March and hasn't played since.

Los Angeles is really utilizing their D-League team well.  After this pick-up, they'll have quite a few possible NBA prospects - Lakers second round pick Joe Crawford, Earl Barron (played with Miami last season), along with Brandon Heath and Dwayne Mitchell (both spent preseason with the Lakers).

Gelabale's coming into the D-League seemingly will cap a great March of NBA prospects choosing the D-League rather than heading overseas.  Among the others: Dermarr Johnson, JamesOn Curry, Denham Brown, Earl Barron, Shaun Livingston, Demarcus Nelson, Mouhamed Sene, Herbert Hill and Quincy Douby.

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