LAS VEGAS — The New Orleans Pelicans made their first shakeup to the roster, adding Alonzo Gee on Friday morning, as the two sides agreed on a two-year, $2.25 million contract that includes a player option in the second year.
Gee, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Alabama, is the first player added to the team who wasn’t a member of the 2014-15 squad.
The seven-year veteran has bounced around six previous franchises before landing in New Orleans, most recently spending 54 games with the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 12.3 minutes and 4.4 points, starting two games along the way.
Gee displayed a penchant for shooting from the perimeter during his 39 games in Denver, connecting on 41 percent of his 3-point attempts there. But that number fell in 15 games with Portland, where he made 3-of-11 attempts from deep.
Gee is the fifth unrestricted free agent to join the Pelicans this season, joining returnees Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca, Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt. That puts the roster up to 11 players for the 2015-16 season.