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.
Gutierrez signed a 10-day contract with the Hornets on Saturday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports. Gutierrez was waived by the Bucks back in October, and has since played in the D-League. He was averaging 11.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 2.2 steals before signing with Charlotte. It appears the Hornets are looked to add depth to their backcourt, but it is unlikely Gutierrez will see any time in the rotation.
Gutierrez was waived by the Bucks on Wednesday. As expected, Gutierrez was unable to crack the final, 15-man roster, and it's now increasingly likely that Johnny O'Bryant will occupy the final roster spot, as Milwaukee also cut Josh Powell and Marcus Landry on Wednesday. Gutierrez has a history with coach Jason Kidd, playing under him in Brooklyn as well as last season in Milwaukee, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Gutierrez is back in the Bucks uniform at some point later in the season, if the team were to suffer an injury or free up a roster spot.
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