Alumnus Watch — Alonzo Gee

Former D-League Rookie of the Year and Austin Toros stand out Alonzo Gee led the Cleveland Cavaliers last night in a disturbing 112-57 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center.  Gee put up 12 points and eight rebounds coming off the bench.

Since joining Cleveland late last month, Gee has appeared in seven games with two starts. He’s currently averaging 6.1 ppg and 4.1 rpg in 25 minutes of action. Though these numbers do not scream NBA starter; however, Gee continues to show he might have what it takes to become a solid player in the NBA.

With the NBA’s Washington Wizards in the 2009-2010 NBA season, he averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 rebounds in 11 games. Gee, along with other former D-League players currently in the NBA, provide evidence of how the D-League can be beneficial to NBA teams.

Granted, winning courses through any athletes veins, but playing with the Cavaliers could be an ideal situation for him.

With the Cavaliers floundering, this will provide Gee with substantial time on the court to gain the experience he needs to make it at the NBA level. Something he didn’t get during his time with the San Antonio Spurs.