Reporting J.G. Spooner
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cavaliers are close to getting guard Alonzo Gee back in the mix, as a source has told 92.3 The Fan that Gee and the Cavs are close to inking a new deal.
Gee, who last season put up 10.6 points per game, had gotten a qualifying offer of $2.7 million from the Cavaliers in June. That was done so the team would have the shot to retain his rights should he have gotten an offer from another team.
“I want to be in Cleveland,” Gee said to Cleveland.com back in late Julty “This is where I want to be. I love the coaches and my teammates. This is where I want to be.”
If Gee would have played off the $2.7 offer from the Cavs, he then would have become an unrestricted free agent next summer. The Cavs are reportedly close to getting him to ink a three-year deal for between $9.5 and $10 million.
Cavs head coach Byron Scott like Gee coming off the bench, and with Dion Waiters and C.J. Miles now in the mix, Scott may have that luxury for the upcoming season if they can get Gee to ink a deal.