Hanrahan: Gee is a Wizard Once Again

Hanrahan: Gee is a Wizard Once Again
November 22, 2010, 9:50 pm
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Monday, November 22, 2010 5:02 p.m.

By Frank Hanrahan

The Wizards brought back Alonzo Gee and cut guard Lester Hudson on Monday. Gee played in five games this season for San Antonio before he was released and the Wizards, already very familiar with the 6'6 forward, picked him up. Gee played with the Wizards in 11 games last year before the Spurs signed him late in the season for their playoff run.

"Good to be back in the system which is young players and I feel like we can get some stuff done," Gee said after taking part in practice today with the Wizards.

Gee averaged 7.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 16.5 minutes during those 11 games last season, and the Wizards are attracted to his athleticism on the wing. "Your building a team with John (Wall) and we liked that Gee could get out in the open floor, really run, help defend so I think he's a good match with the people that we have," Wizards coach Flip Saunders said.

What role does Gee see himself playing for the Wizards? "Learn the offense learn the players and just get ready to play," Gee said.

Hudson appeared in just games for the Wizards this season, scoring two points, six assists and one rebound in 26 minutes of play. "Lester gave us a lot but it was just a situation where we thought we'd go in another direction," Saunders said.

Notes: Wizards guard John Wall was full go at practice and will likely will another game time decision against Philadelphia at Verizon Center on Tuesday night. Wall has missed the last 4 games with a sprained foot. "He did some good things we will have to wait and see how his foot reacts and wait until tomorrow and see what the medical people think," Saunders said.

Yi Jianlian did not practice as he continues to recover from a hyper-extended knee. Yi has also missed 4 straight games and won't play tomorrow.