Alonzo Gee might have accumulated 19 DNP-CDs this season, but that doesn't mean the Cavaliers swingman has ever fallen out of favor with coach Mike Brown.

"He could always play, it just was a numbers thing and me still searching throughout the course of the season," Brown said. "So mainly it was an injury thing [that led to playing him recently], but as you guys can see, he's definitely a more than capable player."

He's likely to earn more time tonight against Brooklyn trying to stop the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week, Joe Johnson. Johnson averaged 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in four Nets victories last week.

Gee has averaged 21.2 minutes in the last six games, including starting three when Luol Deng sat with an ankle injury. He's contributed an average of 8.5 points in that stretch, as well, but Brown, of course likes most the defense for which Gee always has been known most.