Alabama's Active NBA Players
Alabama boasts three active NBA players with nearly 40 combined years of NBA experience among them. Two of those Crimson Tide products, Mo Williams and Gerald Wallace, were selected in the NBA draft, while Alonzo Gee was signed out of the NBA Developmental League.
Alonzo Gee - New Orleans Pelicans
Forward - 6-6 - 225
At Alabama: 2006-09
Alonzo Gee, who spent parts of the 2014-15 season with the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trailblazers, signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 16, 2015. In addition to stints with the San Antonio Spurs (2010-11), Washington Wizards (2010-11) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-11, 2011-14), the Pelicans will be Gee’s seventh NBA team. Gee went undrafted out of college and signed his first NBA contract with Washington on March 7, 2010. After stints with the Wizards and Spurs, Gee signed with Cleveland where he spent four seasons. Gee steadily improved throughout the time with the Cavaliers (2010-14). In 2010-11, Gee started 29 of the 40 games and averaged 24.3 minutes and 7.4 points. He bettered his numbers in 2011-12 by averaging 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, his highest averages since entering the league, in 29.0 minutes of action, with starts in 31 of 63 games. Gee had his best pro season in 2012-13, as he started all 82 contests while averaging 10.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and a career-best 31.0 minutes.
Mo Williams - Cleveland Cavaliers
- 6-1 - 198
At Alabama: 2002-03
Mo Williams signed a two-year deal to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015. Williams was drafted in the second round by the Utah Jazz and signed the next year with the Milwaukee Bucks, where he spent four years of his career before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008. During the 2008-09 season, Williams ranked third in the NBA in 3-point field goals made and fifth in free-throw percentage for the season while ranking second on the team in points per game and assists per game. Also during the 2008-09 season, Williams set his career-high for points in a game with 44 (vs. Phoenix Suns on Feb. 11, 2009). He made his first NBA All-Star team during the 2008-09 season, along with teammate LeBron James. In 2011, Williams was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, where he averaged 15.2 points and 5.6 assists over the final 22 games of the season. Williams remained with the Clippers for the 2011-12 season before returning to Utah on June 29, 2012, after being traded by Los Angeles. Williams started and played in 46 games during the 2012-13 season, while averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 assists a game for the Jazz. He signed with the Portland Trail Blazers where he played in 74 contests and averaged 9.7 points, 4.3 assists and 24.8 minutes per game. Prior to the 2014-15 season the Minnesota Timberwolves signed him as a free agent. In 41 games for Minnesota, he averaged 12.2 points and 6.4 assists before being traded to the Charlotte Hornets. In Charlotte, Williams upped his average to 17.2 points per game to finish with 964 points, his best since the 2009-10 season with Cleveland.
JaMychal Green - Memphis Grizzlies
Forward - 6-9
At Alabama: 2012
JaMychal Green saw his most extensive playing time in the NBA during the 2014-15 season with the Memphis Grizzlies, earning a multi-year deal which he signed on March 2, 2015. Green, who was named an NBDL Futures All-Star while playing for the Austin Toros early in the 2014-15 season, signed his first 10-day NBA contract with the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 18, 2015. After that expired, Green returned to the Toros and was then signed by the Grizzlies to a pair of 10-day contracts in February, 2015. Following the expiration of his second 10-day deal, Memphis inked Green to his current multi-year deal. Green played in a total of 29 contests during his rookie year in the league, which included five games played in the NBA Playoffs against eventual NBA champions Golden State. Green played the 2013-14 season for Roanne in the French Pro A League. While there, the Montgomery, Ala., native averaged 11.8 points and 6.6 rebounds a game, while shooting 53 percent from the field.