Gutierrez was waived by the Nets on Tuesday, Marc Spears of ESPN reports. The Nets trimmed four players from their roster Tuesday, and Gutierrez was one of the casualties. The point guard has bounced around between the Nets, Bucks and Hornets over the last three seasons but is yet to find anything close to a permanent home. Look for the 27-year-old to explore his options in the D-League, as well as overseas.
Gutierrez signed a training camp contract with the Nets on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Gutierrez found minimal interest at the start of the 2015-16 season, but eventually signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Hornets in February, which led to him signing with the team for the rest of the season. He finished the year playing in just 12 games, while posting 1.8 points, 0.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists over five minutes per outing. This contract is little more than a training camp deal and considering the Nets already have 15 guaranteed contracts, it's unlikely he makes the final regular season roster.
Gutierrez (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 115-103 loss to the Heat in Game 2 of the first-round playoff series. Gutierrez saw four minutes of garbage time in the Game 1 loss, but with the margin of defeat in Game 2 being smaller, the third-string point guard didn't get on the court. Though the Hornets find themselves in a 2-0 hole in the series, don't expect Gutierrez to pilfer much playing time from the likes of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin, who are firmly locked into their roles as the starting and backup point guard, respectively.
Gutierrez will sign a contract with the Hornets through the remainder of the season, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. Gutierrez has made three appearances thus far with the Hornets, averaging 3.0 points, 1.0 assists, and 5 minutes per game. He'll continue to provide depth at point guard behind Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin for the rest of the season.
Gutierrez will sign a second 10-day contract with the Hornets, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Gutierrez has made just one appearance with the Hornets since signing his initial 10-day contract on Feb. 20, a four-minute outing against the Cavaliers on Wednesday. At best, the journeyman is only an emergency relief option behind Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin.
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