The Denver Nuggets are pursuing free agent forward Alonzo Gee, according to Shams Charania of RealGM.

The Denver Nuggets are actively pursuing free agent forward Alonzo Gee, sources with knowledge told RealGM.

Despite dealing with the adversity of three offseason trades and his release from the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, Gee has worked out diligently on his overall game, including improving his jump shot, daily training sessions and getting into the best basketball shape of his career.

Denver has expressed interest in Gee with a belief that his abilities fit their system, a five-year NBA veteran who would benefit the Nuggets with athleticism and defense in camp. Gee cleared NBA free agency waivers on Saturday.

Gee appeared in 65 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers last season, including 24 starts. He averaged 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds last season, including shooing just 41.5% from the field and 32.8% from deep. He’s 6’6″, 220 pounds, 27 years-old and has some defensive toughness. If Gee is brought in, he could pose a threat to Quincy Miller for a roster spot – even though Q is the much younger player at 21 years old (he’ll be 22 in Nov.).

We'll see if this story develops …