Shams Charania of The Vertical first cited sources who said the Nuggets were finalizing a deal with Gee.
While Gee was undrafted out of the University of Alabama, he has appeared in 404 regular-season games for the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers and Pelicans.
He played 39 games for Denver in 2014-15 before it traded him and teammate Arron Afflalo to the Trail Blazers for the stretch run of the season. He has never been able to replicate the numbers he put up in a Cavaliers uniform, but he did average 4.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game as a member of the Nuggets:
|Alonzo Gee's Career Per-Game Stats|
|2010-11||San Antonio Spurs/Washington Wizards/Cleveland Cavaliers||56||5.9||3.3||0.7||45.8|
|2014-15||Denver Nuggets/Portland Trail Blazers||54||4.5||1.7||0.5||46.8|
|2015-16||New Orleans Pelicans||73||4.5||3.4||1.0||51.8|
Gee's offensive numbers aren't enough to change the course of the season for the Nuggets, but he is an impressive defender who is athletic enough to keep up with quicker ball-handlers and tall enough to bother outside shooters.
According to NBA.com, opposing shooters shot 7.9 percent worse than their normal averages from the field and 7 percent worse from three-point range when Gee guarded them in 2014-15.
In addition to that defense, Gee will help the team remain afloat while Gary Harris nurses his foot injury. Nuggets coach Michael Malone told Dempsey that Harris could be out for as many as four weeks.
Denver needs additional healthy bodies on the wing, especially this early in the season with so many games remaining. Gee will provide just that and serve as a capable defender who can score in double figures on a given night.