Basketball: Gutierrez shows a little more

After two quiet performances and a DNP in the Denver Nuggets’ first three NBA summer league games at Las Vegas, former Cal star Jorge Gutierrez made at least a little noise Thursday.

The reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year played 18 minutes off the bench in Denver’s 99-86 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. He had three points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal to go with three turnovers.

Not a show-stopping performance, but a little progress, anyway.

Jeff Faraudo