Gee willikers! Alonzo actually not coming to Charlotte in Brendan Haywood trade

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Though draft night reporting indicated the Hornets would receive Gee's unguaranteed contract, new reports say he will not be coming to Charlotte.

On draft night, it was reported that the Hornets dealt Brendan Haywood and their draft pick Dwight Powell, a 6'11" power forward from Stanford, to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Alonzo Gee.

The move was an interesting one for both sides. Charlotte got a cash dump, ridding guaranteed salary numbering over $2 million in Haywood's contract for Gee's fully unguaranteed $3 million deal expiring after this season. The Cavs didn't get a serviceable center in Haywood, who missed all of last season, but he has a weird kicker to his contract: an unguaranteed final year worth $10.5 million, which could be a good asset for a trade dump.

But the deal was never finalized as such, as Marc Stein reports.

According to Stein, the trade will not include Gee to Charlotte.

However, it remains to be seen what the Hornets will receive for Haywood and Powell. Until it is completed, Haywood's $2.2 million remains on their team salary books.

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