Having played in all of five games for the San Antonio Spurs, Alonzo Gee netted himself a total of 18 minutes of play. All in all, he made one field goal – a five-footer that came with about six minutes left of an absolute man-handling of the Philadelphia 76ers. Garbage time at its finest.
Fast forward one season and Gee has taken his game from waining minute substitution to starting small forward, boasting an all-around game that has him among the most improved players in the entire NBA. Naturally, Gee’s current role is one of default; initial starter Omri Casspi has struggled all season and the Cavaliers have one of the worst depth charts among all NBA wing positions. But just as Gee wouldn’t let others’ perception deter him from improving, he won’t let reasoning take away from his opportunity. And San Antonio head coach Greg Popovich has taken notice. [Read more...]