In what will largely be considered a quiet free agency period for the Cleveland Cavaliers, team head coach Byron Scott says that their next move will be to re-sign small forward Alonzo Gee.
“I’m happy where we are,” Scott said on Thursday afternoon. “Our next move is to get (restricted free agent) Alonzo Gee done.”
Gee, dubbed a priority by Chris Grant following the end of the 2011-12 season, remains unsigned by the Cavaliers who have since made several moves since offering the 25-year-old a $2.7 million qualifying offer. Gee, who has stated that he wants to stay in Cleveland, continues to look for a longer-term deal but has not garnered much interest from other teams with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that has since tightened budgets with regard to role players.
In his first season as a primary rotation player with the Cavaliers, Gee averaged 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, starting in 31 of the team’s 66 contests.
The Cavs have since signed CJ Miles, formerly of the Utah Jazz, who is expected to compete for a starting position with the 2012-13 team.
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