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After waiving Jarnell Stokes Tuesday, the Denver Nuggets are reportedly finalizing a contract with free-agent wing Alonzo Gee, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

UPDATE: Nuggets have officially signed Gee, per Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post.

Gee, 29, played 39 games with the Nuggets in 2014-15 and averaged 4.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game. The 6-foot-6 wing is a career 32.7 percent shooter from three, but shot the ball well from distance with Denver, converting on 41.7 of his 3-point attempts during the 2015 season.

Gee spent the 2015-16 season in New Orleans and averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per games but lost out on the Pelicans’ final roster spot to Lance Stephenson this year.

The Nuggets were in search of depth on the wing after Michael Malone announced today that Gary Harris will miss up to four weeks with a foot injury. Sixth man Will Barton is still sidelined with an ankle injury that’s caused him to miss Denver’s last seven games but is questionable for Wednesday’s matchup with Phoenix.

Gee is viewed across the league as a defensive specialist, bruiser, and energy player.

 

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Harrison Wind

Harrison is a Boulder, Colorado native who graduated from CU-Boulder in 2013. He is the lead Nuggets writer for BSN Denver and has covered the team since 2015. You can follow him on Twitter @HarrisonWind