The Brooklyn Nets have signed Jorge Gutierrez to a training camp deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Free agent guard Jorge Gutierrez has agreed to a training camp deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) September 21, 2016
This news comes less than a day after beat writers saw Gutierrez, along with P.J. Hairston and Kendall Marshall, working out for the Nets. Of course, Gutierrez has some familiarity with the organization as he had a couple short stints with the Nets in 2014. After earning two 10-day contracts with the Nets, they kept him around to back up Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston, even starting a few games along the way.
After the Nets traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014 with Andrei Kirilenko, he was waived immediately, and then signed by Jason Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks on-and-off for the remainder of the season.. Last year, Gutierrez spent time with the aforementioned Hairston in Charlotte, but only played 5.3 minutes per game for the Hornets.
With the Nets’ roster now at 20 after the Chase Budinger signing — 15 guaranteed, 4 partially guaranteed, and 1 question mark for Budinger — there’s a low probability that Gutierrez will make the roster outright.
However, if head coach Kenny Atkinson wants to hand the ball to a more veteran presence as Greivis Vasquez continues to recover from bone spur surgery, then Gutierrez could be a cheap option.
In his best stint with the Nets, Gutierrez averaged 4.1 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 0.7 steals over 16 minutes per game.
By our count, the Nets’ roster is now full.