SEPTEMBER 26: The Nets have formally announced their roster for training camp, which includes Gutierrez, making his deal official.
SEPTEMBER 21: The Nets have filled out their offseason roster by agreeing to bring Jorge Gutierrez in on a training camp deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter). Gutierrez will become the 20th man on Brooklyn’s camp roster, with the team having reached an agreement with 19th man Chase Budinger earlier this afternoon.
An undrafted point guard out of the University of California, Gutierrez has appeared in 47 total NBA games since 2014, debuting for the Nets and also spending time with the Bucks and Hornets. For his career, he has averaged 2.9 PPG, 1.5 APG, and 1.1 RPG, while shooting 50.0% from the field.
Gutierrez has spent more time over the past several seasons in the D-League, playing 122 contests for the Canton Charge. With 15 players on guaranteed salaries for the Nets, plus Budinger, Beau Beech, Yogi Ferrell, and Egidijus Mockevicius also in the mix, it will be an uphill battle for Gutierrez to earn a spot on the team’s regular-season roster, so another stint in the D-League may be on the horizon for him.
Gutierrez was one of a handful of players who participated in an informal workout on Tuesday for the Nets. Veteran free agents Kendall Marshall and P.J. Hairston were also spotted at the team’s facility.