In 72 contests last year with New Orleans, including 38 starts, forward Alonzo Gee averaged 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.9 steals.

The numbers aren't flashy, but his performance was good enough to get him another year with the Pelicans, according to Shams Charania.

Gee has always been a better defender than offensive player, and is best served in a reserve role.

Due to a plethora of injuries last season, Gee played more minutes than one would've predicted when he signed with the club last offseason.

He's a close friend of Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis, provides depth at the small forward position, and brings the New Orleans roster to 15, signaling a likely end to the offseason player movement involving the Pelicans.

Gee fits a continuing offseason theme of the Pelicans. High energy, good character, and solid defender.