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Thabo Sefolosha
SG/SF - 6'7, 220lbs - 40 years old - 14 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2021
  • Birthdate: 05/02/1984
  • Drafted (NBA): 13th pick, 2006
  • Pre-draft team: Biella (Italy)
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
21st October, 2005FranceLeft Chalon-Sur-Saone.
21st October, 2005ItalySigned for the remainder of the season and through 2008 with Angellico Biella.
2006 NBA DraftNBADrafted 13th overall by Philadelphia.
2006 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Philadelphia to Chicago in exchange for the draft rights to Rodney Carney (#16), a 2007 second round pick (#38, Kyrylo Fesenko) and cash.
30th June, 2006ItalyLeft Angellico Biella.
28th July, 2006NBASigned four year, $8,175,228 rookie scale contract with Chicago. Included team options for 2008/09 and 2009/10.
18th October, 2007NBAChicago exercised 2008/09 team option.
24th October, 2008NBAChicago exercised 2009/10 team option.
19th February, 2009NBATraded by Chicago to Oklahoma City in exchange for a 2009 first round pick (#26, Taj Gibson).
29th October, 2009NBASigned a four year, $13.8 million extension with Oklahoma City.
12th October, 2011TurkeySigned for the duration of the NBA lockout with Fenerbahce.
3rd December, 2011TurkeyOpted out to return to the NBA.
15th July, 2014NBASigned and traded by Oklahoma City with a three year, $12 million contract to Atlanta, along with the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis (#58, 2007) and cash, in exchange for the draft rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis (#34, 2003).
18th July, 2017NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $10.5 million contract with Utah.
Career Moves
2002 - October 2005Chalon-sur-Saone (France)
October 2005 - June 2006Angellico Biella (Italy)
June 2006 - February 2009Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2009 - October 2011Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
October 2011 - December 2011Fenerbahce (Turkey)
December 2011 - June 2014Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2017Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
July 2017 - presentUtah Jazz (NBA)
Articles about Thabo Sefolosha

June 29, 2017

Thabo Sefolosha
SF, 6’7, 220lbs, 33 years old, 11 years of experience
Sefolosha lost his job to Taurean Prince, which is a very good illustrating of the youth-supplanting-veteran evolution that the fourth oldest team in the league needs more of. However, Sefolosha is now to be an unrestricted free agent, so the opportunity to get some value is gone. For cheap, he would be a solid candidate to bring back behind Prince and to assist Bembry, and if there is any value to be found in a sign-and-trade deal - which seems unlikely - it should be taken. Thabo can still play defence and pick up a few points on the way. But for that reason, he is probably going to find a contender somewhere. (And probably should have been dealt to one at the deadline.)

Player Plan: Expiring $3.85 million contract. The time for value has passed and it is probably just best now to let him walk.

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June 9, 2011

You know how, when evaluating draft talent, we highlight people's flaws and say that this is why they will never make it in the NBA? The starting shooting guards in the conference finals were Keith Bogans, Thabo Sefolosha, DeShawn Stevenson......and Dwyane Wade. Of the final eight starting guards in the season, three were contractually obligated to never take a dribble. Four if you count Mike Bibby. Makes you reconsider to what extent that analysis should really stretch; after all, if a head coach likes you enough, it doesn't matter how flawed you are. Of course, this inability to dribble also rather submarined Chicago's campaign, as will now be explained.

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