Found May 07, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:

Multiple reports have circulated regarding the Phoenix Suns’ desire to acquire the services of Cavaliers free agent small forward Alonzo Gee.

Late last week, Fox 8′s John Telich reported that “at least three teams” were interested in Gee with the Suns being joined by the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons. Brendan Bowers of Stepien Rules followed this up by reporting that the Suns were in fact in the lead for Gee’s services, set to offer the athletic wing approximately $4 million per year with the length of the deal unknown.

Gee, who saw his game drastically improve between the 2010-11 season and this past year, started in 31 contests and averaged 10.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. His energyoff of the bench played a large role in the team’s early-season success.

The Suns current general manager is Lance Blanks, formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers front office under Danny Ferry. Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant has stated that the team expects to make Gee a part of their future with many in the Cleveland media expecting a multi-year offer with at least a qualifying offer being made. A restricted free agent, the Cavaliers would have the right to match any offer Gee receives in the offseason.

[Related: NBA Lottery Odds Serve As Cruel Reminder of How Unlucky Cavaliers Could End Up]

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

On Phoenix Suns interest in Alonzo Gee and whether Cavs should match offers

Over the weekend I was told by a reliable source that the Phoenix Suns are looking to offer Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent Alonzo Gee a multi-year contract in the $4 million per season range. I was also told that the Suns were in the lead for Gee's services right now too, and I posted my tweet from Saturday morning below. On Thursday, two days earlier, John Telich...

While We’re Waiting… Attendance woes, Ubaldo’s mechanics and Alonzo Gee’s future

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Everyone is talking about the Tribe attendance- “But really, when it comes to the Tribe and attendance, not much surprises me. The Indians, even with the 30-15 start last...

Cleveland Cavaliers look to build around Kyrie Irving this off-season

All things considered, there should actually be optimism regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Kyrie Irving appears to be the face of the franchise that Cavs fans hoped they were getting with the top overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.  With four of the top 34 picks in the 2012 NBA Draft and a ton of cap space, management should look to build around Irving this off-season. Cleveland...
ABOOT TIME, EH?

Nash named GM of Canada Basketball

The current Phoenix Suns point guard was named the general manager of Canada Basketball's senior men's team on Tuesday. 

Sun setting for Nash in Phoenix?

Earlier this year, Steve Nash issued the ultimatum to the Phoenix Suns that they had to get better or he’d be gone. Even though the Suns have a good amount of cap room to work with in this offseason, they have to make the decision of whether or not it’s even worth it to possibly overspend just to keep their veteran point guard. Bulls.com’s Sam Smith is reporting that the Suns...

Nash hired as GM of Canada's national hoops team

Steve Nash has been selected general manager of Canada's national basketball program. The star of the Phoenix Suns will guide the men's team, which will try to qualify for the London Olympics. The men's and women's team haven't played in the Olympics since the 2000 Sydney Games. They'll play in the final qualifying tournament next month in Turkey. Nash led...

Nash hired as GM of Canada's hoops team

Steve Nash has been selected general manager of Canada's national basketball program. The star of the Phoenix Suns will guide the men's team, which will try to qualify for the London Olympics. The men's and women's teams haven't played in the Olympics since the 2000 Sydney Games. They'll play in the final qualifying tournament next month in Turkey. Nash...

Nash to oversee Canadian Olympic team

TORONTO (AP) -- Steve Nash has been selected general manager of Canada's national basketball program. The star of the Phoenix Suns will guide the men's team, which will try to qualify for the London Olympics. The men's and women's team haven't played in the Olympics since the 2000 Sydney Games. They'll play in the final qualifying tournament next month in...

Steve Nash Takes His Game Beyond the Court, Signs On as Canadian Basketball Team's General Manager

TORONTO -- Steve Nash has dreamed of managing the Canadian men's basketball team since he was a young point guard running its offense. He didn't envision that day would come so soon. Canada's biggest basketball star was hired as general manager of the Canadian men's senior team Tuesday, accepting the role despite the fact that he still has a job in the NBA. The point...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.