Basketball: Gutierrez on Nuggets summer roster

Former Cal star Jorge Gutierrez, the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year, has been added to the Denver Nuggets’ summer league roster. The Nuggets begin their summer schedule Saturday against the Warriors’ summer squad at Las Vegas.

Gutierrez will have five games to show Denver — where he spent two years playing high school ball after coming to the U.S. from Mexico — that he perhaps deserves a spot on their 2012-13 roster. Gutierrez was not selected in last month’s NBA draft.

“There is a not a kid that has worked harder than Jorge to put himself in this position and he will do a tremendous job for Denver,” California coach Mike Montgomery said. “Jorge deserves it. He will certainly make his family and the Cal basketball family proud at the next level.”

Jeff Faraudo

  • steveNTexas

    Good luck to him

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    NBDL at best

  • rollonubears

    whatever he does with his life, it’s pretty safe to say he won’t be wasting his days monitoring cal blogs.

  • Will

    MoreNCS_are_ignored and sanctioned! troll post blocked

    LOL still blocked. Still here. How sad.

  • Will


    Uh oh look at what happens to people who don’t move out of their parents basement:

    “The FBI first traced the emails to computers in Chicago public libraries, which eventually led them to Luis Plascencia’s door, a 47-year-old man who lives with his mother in Chicago.”

  • takeoffthatredshirt

    Jorge will make money on basketball while he has the ability to play D at a high level. He can easily play in Europe or the middle east for several years and contribute.

    i hope an NBA team is willing to take a chance but Denver is his ‘hometown’ area and it may be just to get fans paying attention to the summer league.

    i was excited about the Spurs possibility but he’s just too short to be a D specialist at this level.

    Hope i’m wrong and Jorge is good at proving people wrong.

  • rob bear

    This guy put a lot of smiles on my face. Played an integral role coming off the bench with the 2010 conference champions; willed his style on his team his junior year, leading a bunch of youngsters to a competitive finish in conference; and just this past year, won Player of the Year honors for the conference and ended his career without any blemishes with the law, coaching staff, media or CAL fans. A first ballot Cal Hall of Fame candidate in my book. Best of luck Jorge. VIVA LOS NUGGETS, VIVA CHIHUAHUA! VIVA LOS BEARS de CAL!

  • David Swartz

    Just a reminder…

    USC men’s basketball: lost 19 of last 20 games
    USC baseball: lost 15 of last 16 games

  • Jorge should go and become a legend in the spanish league – I think they’d go apesheet for him over there. And I agree, he is a tad too short and a tad lacking in the FG% dept. to be an nba player. I hope I am wrong about that, but I think its the truth.
    AND, I really want to watch him play in Europe next year during my upcoming honeymoon!! VIVA JORGE!

  • rollonubears

    I’m not so sure spaniards would go ape over a mexican player. I tried speaking mexican spanish in madrid and was nearly run out of town.

  • daredevilfan

    Rollon is killing me today, too funny. What you been drinking? Please share!

  • eric

    I think Jorge can easily compete in European leagues – Croatia, Italy, Greece, Russia, or Spain. If he can learn to make consistent jump shots, he can become a niche player in the NBA. Heck Bruce Bowen made a nice career as a defensive specialist.

  • Takeoffthatredshirt

    Bowen is 6’7″ and a much better 3 point shooter.

    Hard for Jorge to compete there.

    On the other hand, Bowen is a dirty player and Jorge is the man.

  • eric

    Takeoff – yeah, the height is a big difference. Can’t change that. If Jorge can become a better outside shooter, with his hustle and defense, he could probably hange with shooting guards. Remember, Kidd was not a great 3-pointer shooter in college with that flat shot of his, and is now one of the all time leaders in three pointers.

  • BlueNGold

    moron, you could not carry Jorge’s jockstrap. Why embarrass yourself by making baseless comments about someone you know nothing about? Are you that desperate for trash talk material?