There was never much doubt that Alonzo Gee would be back with the Cleveland Cavaliers next season, but there was a bit of worry after it was reported about a month ago that Gee had re-signed with the team, and the Cavaliers had not yet announced anything. You can put those worries to rest, as the team officially announced via the official website that Gee has been brought back to the team, though the terms of the contract are not currently known.
General Manager Chris Grant made the announcement, and had this to say about the signing:
"From the start of free agency, we made it clear that re-signing Alonzo was important to us and we're happy we've been able to do that," Grant said. "Alonzo has worked very hard to make the most of the opportunities he has had thus far and it has been great to see his development and growth as a Cavalier. We're excited he will be part of our team as our young group of players continues to grow together."
Sam Amico Tweeted that there wasn't any drama during contract negotiations and that both sides knew a deal would get done, so it seems any worries between the reports and the official announcement were unwarranted. As Conrad Kaczmarek of Fear The Sword notes, it's likely that the framework was done when the reports were made, but that there was probably a snag or two in the contract details that kept it from being official.
Initial reports suggested that Gee was signed for three years, but none of that is official just yet. Gee is projected to be the Cavaliers' starting small forward on opening night, and is looking to build on a season that featured career bests in points scored (10.6), rebounding (5.1), free throw percentage (.788) and minutes (29.0).
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