Yes, you can do this but you'll need to convert them to the Cineform quicktime wrapper using HDLink. It's faster than re-encodes but it will take some time. I delivered a terabyte of footage this way to a Final Cut user who only had the free player and all went well.
CineForm AVIs do play without rewrapping to MOV. However QuickTime and FCP are known for get the gamma wrong, and it stupidly (or maliciously) assumes AVIs are 1.8 gamma. The rewrap to MOV help protect against the many pitfalls of Apple Quicktime.