NBA News: Cavaliers Reportedly Agree to Terms with Gee, Jones

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly agreed to terms with free agent swingman Alonzo Gee as well as undrafted free agent forward Kevin Jones.

Gee, per The Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmitt Boyer, agreed to a multi-year contract. While terms were not disclosed, it is assumed that the deal is somewhere in the neighborhood of the three-year, $9.8 million deal which was reported during the middle of August.

“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,” said general manager Chris Grant. “Alonzo has worked very hard to make the most of the opportunities he has had thus far and it’s been great to see his development and growth as a Cavalier.”

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 also signed CJ Miles, formerly of the Utah Jazz, who is expected to compete with Gee for a starting position with the 2012-13 team.

Jones, the 6-foot-8 forward out of West Virginia, did everything possible as a senior to earn spot with an NBA franchise by carrying the Mountaineers to the NCAA tournament, but went undrafted and subsequently landed in the lap of the Cavaliers, being linked to the team immediately following the June draft. Jones’ agent Bill Neff told HoopsHype that the forward will get a partially guaranteed deal.

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  • Al

    Gotta like the way this team’s rotation is starting to look…
    PG – Irving, Gibson, Pargo or Sloan
    SG/SF – Waiters, Gee, Miles, Casspi, Jones
    PF – Thompson, Samuels, Harangody
    C – Varejao, Zeller, Eric

  • Harv 21

    ok then, ‘Zo. Hope you hit the gym all summer instead of pouting, because there’s some real competition waiting for you this year. Go buy your new wheels and then let’s get going.

  • BrownsFanSF

    Excited! Not exactly going to sweep the Heat in the conference finals, but they should be in the hunt for the 7 or 8 most of the year.

  • deesh

    So Kevin Jones was a 19.9 pts, 10 rebounds in 38.3 minutes in his last season @ WVU. Sure, it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to pan out in the NBA, but looks like he’s the kind of young talent we’re looking for, especially at the 2-3

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Kevin Jones is definitely a power forward… he’s undersized, but his game is designed for that position in today’s NBA. But now that I’m done being an annoying nit-picker, I have to say I agree with you. I like how our rotation is looking. I think I can see how Grant & Scott are trying to build their team. They have offensive and defensive options at every position. I would love to see a lights-out 3-pt shooter to come off of the bench since Boobie hasn’t really been filling that role, but I like our young team.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Kevin Jones is a power forward, but I hear you… he seems like a very solid player to be going undrafted. I could see him beating out Samuels as the backup power forward during the season.