The Milwaukee Bucks announced on Tuesday that they re-signed point guard Jorge Gutierrez to a “multi-year” contract.
The 26-year-old, 6-foot-3 Gutierrez played in seven games earlier this season with the Bucks, averaging 3.6 points, 1.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game in 13.1 minutes. He started one game on February 2nd against the Raptors, in which he played 28 minutes, handed out five assists grabbed four rebounds and scored zero points. He scored a season high 13 points two games later against the Houston Rockets.
Gutierrez played in 10 games the Nets earlier this season, averaging just 4.4 minutes per game. In two NBA season, he’s averaged 11.9 minutes across 32 games for the Nets and Bucks. This season, he also played in15 games for the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League. He averaged 13.5 points, 5.1 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 29.8 minutes per game.
Typically when multi-year contracts are handed out near the end of a season, a player is guaranteed for the rest of the season and has the second year of the deal unguaranteed. Milwaukee will likely bring Gutierrez to summer league in Las Vegas and have him in camp next October. At that point they’ll decide whether or not to pick up the second year of his deal.
The Bucks followed a similar path the past off season with Chris Wright, who ended up taking an offer in Europe, likely assuming he wouldn’t have his contract picked up by the Bucks for the season.