Plain Dealer Report: Gee Wants to be in Cleveland

According to a tweet sent by either Mary Schmitt Boyer or Jodie Valade (they share access to @PDcavsinsider), restricted free agent Alonzo Gee would prefer to stay a member of the Cavaliers.

As best we can tell, no other club has made an offer to Gee. It was reported that Gee was upset that the Cavaliers extended only the qualifying offer sheet to Gee, which they had to do in order to make him a restricted free agent. The Cavaliers were expected to match whatever deal Gee could get from another club. Before free agency began the Phoenix Suns were rumored to be players for the swing-man.

What nobody saw coming was the lack of interest on the rest of the league in Gee, who averaged 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Cavaliers last season.

If Gee really wanted to be a Cavalier, all he would have to do is sign Cleveland’s offer sheet. That would give him a contract for this season and make him an unrestricted free agent next year. Best guess? He is trying to coax a multi-year deal from the Cavaliers.

[Related: Gee may opt for unrestricted free agency]

  • architrance

    “You can’t always get what you wanr.”

  • Epic Fail ha

  • mgbode

    but if you try sometimes, you’ll find, you get what you needr

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Lets get it done boys Cavaliers give him a multiyear deal with a bump in pay and Gee put your money where your mouth is and sign the offer. Athletic versatile players are what is needed not one dimensional stiffs like Gibson and Harangody.

  • DontbringLBJback

    I like Gee, honestly. But the kids disappeared at times in various games. Almost seemed like he didn’t know what his role was, especially after Kyrie went down with the injury. As a team trying to grow into a contender, we have time to let Gee play and improve, but I wouldn’t sign the kid to a multi-year deal until he really shows us some improvement.

  • lcricket

    I don’t think the Cavs want Gee to sign the qualifying offer either. I think the Cavs want the same thing: a multi-year deal. Its the $$$ per where things get dicey.

  • BrownsFanSF

    Harangody has a dimension?

  • SDA

    now that is comedy!!

  • BrownsFanSF

    I feel like Gee needs a new agent. I’m not sure he completely understands the whole qualifying offer thing. We are basically saying “The NBA market will set your value, and we want to keep you here.” Now the market has spoken, and his value isn’t what he hoped it would be. His agent needs to tell him “sign that sheet kid and get back in the gym, guys like you are 82 games from the D-League”

  • Jaker

    HEY! Stop ripping on Harangody! He averaged 16 and 10 on Saturday road games in April this past season (1 game)! We were also undefeated in those games (1-0)! The guy performs when it counts (@ Washington at the end of the season; yeah, not really, rip away!).

  • TOJ

    If looking like Ron Perlman doesn’t count as a dimension, I don’t know what does.

  • Hypno_Toad

    Upvotes for you both. Beautiful!

  • maximum 7

    I know that’s true!!! He wouldn’t be the first good person that got the wrong advice of a greedy agent!!! Remember, Peyton Hillis!!!

  • maximum 7

    This kid has a great upside and he’s just beginning to learn how to play great basketball, thanks to Coach Scott!!! We are blessed to have Coach Scott in a time like this!!! Keep Gee Whiz and give him a good 3 year deal, he deserves it because I for one, enjoyed the calm, toughness of his game!!! The kid can ball and the defense has to always respect his explosiveness to the basket!!!