In an effort to return to the NBA, Mickael Gelabale has informed all 30 teams about his interest in signing with an organization between now and Jan. 30, agent Bill McCandless told RealGM on Friday afternoon.
Gelabale’s agency reached out to all teams through email, and it is confident that someone will seriously consider acquiring Gelabale in January.
“He’s better than [Chris] Douglas-Roberts or any D-Leaguer in my opinion,” McCandless said.
After his contract with Croatian club Cedevita ended late last week, Gelabale moved to Valencia of the ACB – where he holds an opt-out clause to leave to the NBA by Jan. 30.
Gelabale, whose offensive efficiency ranks second in the EuroLeague, scored 11 points in 22 minutes in his first game with Valencia against Real Madrid. At 6-foot-7, Gelabale also provides defensive versatility.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could pursue Gelabale, but they are not likely to sign a wing player until after Dec. 25, a league source said.
Gelabale, 29, spent two seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics after being selected in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft, averaging 4.5 points on 45 percent shooting in 109 games.