During the 2018-19 season, Thabo Sefolosha returned to Utah for a second season. The 13-year-veteran averaged 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 50 appearances. He was a starter for two games. A league suspension cost him the first five games of the season. Sefolosha's season debut occurred with a quick three-minute appearance Nov. 3 during a loss to Denver. On Dec. 29, the defensive guru scored 10 points and grabbed 10 boards during a blowout win over the Knicks. A Jan. 5 hamstring injury forced Sefolosha to miss 16 of Utah's next 17 games. On April 1, Sefolosha drained four three-pointers en route to a season-high 14 points, adding two steals during a win over Charlotte. Utah finished with a 50-32 record and faced the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs. Sefolosha played in four of five playoff games versus Houston, providing a defensive boost off the bench. However, Utah fell to Houston in five games.2017
Thabo Sefolosha had a solid first half of the 2017-18 season with the Utah Jazz before suffering an MCL injury. Unfortunately, that injury required surgery and ended his season. It was the first time in his 12-year NBA career that he didn't appear in at least 40 contests. In 38 games (six starts), Sefolosha averaged 4.2 rebounds and set a new career best with 8.2 points per game. His 38.1 percent shooting on three-point attempts was his best mark since the 2012-13 campaign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In his short season, the 6-foot-6 forward recorded two double-doubles and 15 double-digit scoring games. Both double-doubles featured 12-rebound games, the most he had in a single game since the 2014-15 season. From Dec. 23 to Jan. 7, Sefolosha posted five straight double-digit scoring performances. During that stretch, he averaged 11 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals on 40.4 percent shooting. For the month of December, he averaged 9.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 46.9 percent from the field.2016
A groin injury limited Thabo Sefolosha to 62 games during the 2016-17 campaign. However, he started 42 of those contests, marking the first season since joining Atlanta that he was used primarily as a starter. Consequently, the swingman's minutes increased to 25.7 per game. Sefolosha averaged 7.2 points per game during the regular season, the second-highest mark of his career. He shot 44.1 percent from the field and 73.3 percent from the charity stripe. The Swiss guard also set a career high by averaging 1.5 steals per contest, ranking 16th in the Association. He scored a season-high 20 points in a win over Chicago on Nov. 9, adding five rebounds and three steals. Sefolosha provided a nice all-around stat line with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block against Orlando on Dec. 13. The Hawks again advanced to the postseason, but Sefolosha's minutes were cut back in their first-round playoff loss to Washington. In the series, the veteran played nine total minutes across four games.2015
Sefolosha returned from an injury-plagued first season in Atlanta and was given a more prominent role in his second campaign with the Hawks. Though he continued to primarily come off the bench, the swingman started 11 contests. He saw his playing time jump to 23.4 minutes per game. Not coincidentally, his counting stats also rose. Sefolosha averaged 6.4 points and 4.5 rebounds on the campaign, both improvements over the previous season. He shot a career-best 50.7 percent from the field, including 34.1 percent from beyond the arc. Sefolosha registered one double-double -- a 13-point, 11-rebound effort in a win over Memphis on March 12. In that contest, he hit 5-of-8 shots from the field and swatted two shots. Atlanta finished fourth in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Conference Semifinals in the postseason. In 10 playoff games, Sefolosha averaged 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. He scored 16 points and grabbed six boards in Game 4 of the team's second-round playoff series against Cleveland.2014
After five-plus seasons with Oklahoma City, Sefolosha was traded to the Atlanta Hawks prior to the 2014-15 campaign. Sefolosha took on a reserve role with the Hawks, starting seven of the 52 games in which he played. Sefolosha logged 18.8 minutes of action per contest, his lowest mark since his rookie campaign. On the season, the swingman averaged 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He also averaged one steal per game. The athletic wing shot 41.8 percent from the field and 77.6 percent from the free-throw line. Sefolosha registered his first double-double in four seasons Jan. 3 with a 13-point, 12-rebound performance in a win over Atlanta. At the end of that month, the 6-foot-7 guard suffered a strained right calf that knocked him out of action until late March. Following his return, Sefolosha posted a season-high 19 points along with five rebounds against Detroit on Mar. 31. He played two more games before a fractured tibia ended his campaign.2013
Sefolosha was limited to 61 games during the 2013-14 campaign, though he started every game in which he played and averaged 26 minutes per contest for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 6-foot-7 guard averaged 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. He also racked up 1.3 steals per game. Sefolosha's season high in points was 14, which he accomplished on three separate occasions. He grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against Golden State on Nov. 14, adding nine points. On Nov. 13, he collected six steals against the Clippers, finishing the game with seven points. He tallied six steals again Jan. 29 against Miami, adding nine points, five rebounds and four assists in a victory. Oklahoma City made another deep run in the playoffs, advancing to the Western Conference Finals before falling to San Antonio. In 15 postseason games, Sefolosha posted per-game averages of 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. He scored 14 points and collected three steals in Game 2 of the Conference Semifinals against the Clippers.2012
Thabo Sefolosha returned to Oklahoma City as the team's starting shooting guard for the 2012-13 season. He played in 81 games -- all as a starter -- during the campaign, averaging 27.5 minutes per contest. The Swiss swingman took on more of a scoring role, averaging a career-best 7.6 points per game. His 48.1 field-goal percentage was also the best mark of his career. Sefolosha continued to shine defensively, establishing a career-best with 1.3 steals per game. On Feb. 20, he set a trio of single-game personal bests with 28 points, six three-pointers and 11 made field-goals. Sefolosha posted per-game averages of 5.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 11 postseason games.2011
With the 2011-12 NBA season delayed by a lockout, Thabo Sefolosha headed overseas to play Euroleague matches for Fenerbahce Aoelker in Turkey. He competed in seven contests with the Turkish squad and averaged 11.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game. Sefolosha returned to the United States after the lockout was lifted and started 42 games with the Thunder. He posted per-game averages of 4.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Sefolosha also registered a career-best free-throw rate at 88.4 percent. In the postseason, the Thunder advanced to the NBA Finals before falling to the Miami Heat. Sefolosha averaged 5.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.5 blocks in 20 playoff contests.2010
Thabo Sefolosha resumed his role as Oklahoma City's starting shooting guard for the 2010-11 season. He played in 79 games and averaged 25.9 minutes per contest. The swingman posted per-game averages of 5.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while playing his usual stifling perimeter defense. He also shot a career-best 47.1 percent from the field while registering a solid 74.7 percent free-throw rate. On Dec. 15, Sefolosha scored a season-high 15 points, plus added nine rebounds, in a home win over the Rockets. In the postseason, Sefolosha started all 17 games in the Thunder's run to the Western Conference Finals. He averaged 4.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in the playoffs.2009
Thabo Sefolosha flourished in his first full season with Oklahoma City. He played all 82 games for the first time in his career, each as a starter. The 6-foot-7 guard averaged 6.0 points and a career-best 4.7 rebounds during the campaign. However, his primary impact came on the defensive end of the court. Sefolosha played lockdown defense and averaged 1.2 steals along with 0.6 blocked shots per game. He was recognized after the season with a selection to the All-NBA Defensive Second Team. In the postseason, Sefolosha started all six games in Oklahoma City's first-round matchup against the Lakers. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per contest.2008
Thabo Sefolosha began his third NBA season with the Chicago Bulls, playing 43 games (14 starts) and averaging 17.1 minutes per contest. With Chicago, the swingman posted per-game averages of 4.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. He was then traded to Oklahoma City on Feb. 19. The change of scenery was positive for Sefolosha as he became a full-time starter and averaged 31.2 minutes per contest. In 23 regular season games with the Thunder, Sefolosha 8.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. He also flashed his considerable defensive skills, averaging 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.2007
Thabo Sefolosha's role expanded in his sophomore campaign as he started 22 of the 69 games in which he played and averaged 20.8 minutes per contest. The Swiss swingman's scoring jumped to 6.7 points per game to go along with 3.7 rebounds. Sefolosha notched the second double-double of his career against Detroit on Jan. 19, scoring 12 points and grabbing 13 boards. He registered another double-double six days later with a 13-point, 10-rebound performance against the Hornets. On Jan. 30, Sefolosha set a career high with four blocked shots while scoring 14 points and grabbing eight rebounds against Minnesota. He established a career high with 22 points twice in a four-day span in early February.2006
Thabo Sefolosha was selected with the 13th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. However, he was promptly dealt to the Chicago Bulls in a draft-night trade. In his rookie campaign, he played in 71 games and averaged 12.2 minutes per contest. Sefolosha posted per-game averages of 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds while making 42.6 percent of his field-goal attempts. He scored a season-high 19 points in a win over the Warriors on Feb. 28, adding four rebounds and three assists. Sefolosha competed in nine postseason games for the Bulls as a rookie. He averaged 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11 minutes per playoff game.
June 28, 2006Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft.
August 1, 2006Signed a two-year rookie contract with the Chicago Bulls.
February 19, 2009Traded by the Chicago Bulls to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 2009 1st-round draft pick.
November 1, 2009Signed a four-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
July 10, 2014Traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder with Georgios Printezis and cash to the Atlanta Hawks for Sofoklis Schortsanitis and a trade exception.
July 15, 2014Signed a three-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
July 18, 2017Signed a two-year contract with the Utah Jazz.
September 23, 2019Signed a one-year contract with the Houston Rockets.