Wizards Try Out Another NBA D-Leaguer: Rookie Alonzo Gee
Gee is a gem in the D-League. Young, versatile, and extremely talented. He's currently fourth in scoring among active players in the D-League at 21 points per game. He's shooting 51% from the field. But it's not his D-League scoring chops that make him a valuable call-up. After all, most pure scorers in the D-League are useless at the NBA-level.
It's his potential that has the Wizards intrigued, and that's his best chance to stick.
Gee's vision in transition is something he showed off at the D-League All-Star game in Dallas. He's not known for his passing, but he's still malleable that you can see how he could improve in that area. He's averaging over six rebounds a game, making him a valuable call-up candidate (as rebounding and defense are top areas for call-ups). Additionally, with Josh Howard out, the Wizards need some wing depth, and even if Gee is just a practice player for ten days, he might be able to make an impact on the staff.
Gee's upside is the highest of any player in the D-League this year. He's the only player young enough to have considerable improvement within his range and a talent set that can compete at the NBA level. Gee is far and away the best prospect I've seen called up on a potential basis, and while he's still got a lot to learn, the Wizards would be smart to take more than a cursory look at the kid.
If he does get in the game, he may end up as a fan favorite. After all, he does have some hops after all, as he showed off in the D-League Dunk Contest this year.