Alonzo Gee Playing Well For The Struggling Cleveland Cavaliers

By Nick Claussen
Mark L. Baer – USA TODAY Sports

Alonzo Gee recorded his first double-double of the season on Wednesday night, and has been coming on recently for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In the Cavaliers loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, Gee scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. His 16 points were efficient, as he made 5 of his 10 shots. He also passed out a career-high 6 assists in the game. And while he played a game-high of 38 minutes, he only had one turnover. It was a great night statistically for one of the unsung players on the team.

In addition, Gee played solid defense and has become one of the Cavaliers best defenders. On a team that has struggled at times on defense, Gee can play an important part of the team’s improvement on that end of the floor.

So far this season, the 6-6 forward is averaging 11.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. He’s shooting a solid 40 percent from the field, and is playing more than 33 minutes a night.

Gee’s three-point shooting needs to improve, as he is only shooting 28 percent from behind the arc, but the fourth-year player has become a solid NBA player.

Undrafted after a four-year college career at Alabama, Gee played in the NBA D-League and bounced around the NBA before finding a home in Cleveland.

This season, he has started every game for the Cavaliers and has become a key player for the Wine and Gold. He also is one of the most exciting players on the team thanks to his thunderous dunks. Gee can get up with the best of them and gets the crowd into the game when he, as they say in Cleveland, throws the hammer down.

Playing for a team that is just 7-26, Gee and all of the Cavaliers need to keep improving so that they can generate more wins, but Gee is one Cavalier who is playing well and doing a lot of good things on both ends of the floor.



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