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February 11, 2008 1:50 PM

Gelly returns

Posted by Jayda Evans

Sonics F Mickael Gelabale is scheduled to be called up from the D-league following tonight's game in Utah. Gelabale was slated to play six games with the Idaho Stampede and after five, the second-year pro is averaging 16.0 points and 4.0 rebounds.

Sonics player development assistant Brian Keefe was the last to see Gelly and center Mo Sene play for the top-ranked Stampede, who lead the league at 23-6. Reports back were that Sene needs to continue playing in the league and that Gelabale is standing out as one of the top talents in the league, which he should.

Once Gelabale returns, Sonics coach P.J. Carlesimo said he's going to immediately work the player back into the rotation.

"We've absolutely got to get Gelly minutes before the year is out," Carlesimo said.

The Supes had a spirited practice after two days rest to contemplate the loss to Phoenix on Friday. G Delonte West did not participate due to a knee injury, but the final 18-minute scrimmage was good for C Robert Swift. He showed off a left-handed hook shot and ran the floor well. Carlesimo is also looking for minutes for Swift to finish out the season.

The Supes have one more practice before playing Utah at KeyArena on Wednesday then are off for the All-Star break.

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