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Basketball: Bucks call up Jorge Gutierrez

Former Pac-12 Player of the Year Jorge Gutierrez was called up from the NBA’s D-League by the Milwaukee Bucks and signed to a 10-day contract.

Once again, as happened with the Brooklyn Nets, Gutierrez got the nod from Cal legend and Bucks coach Jason Kidd.

Gutierrez could make his Bucks debut on Thursday against the Orlando Magic.

Gutierrez, 26, most recently played for the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League and in six games averaged 15.2 points, 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds in 35.7 minutes per game.

He began the season with Brooklyn where he averaged 1.6 points in 10 games before being traded to Philadelphia on Dec. 11. He was waived by the 76ers on Dec. 12.

Undrafted out of Cal, Gutierrez began his professional career with Canton in 2012. He started 35 games for the Charge in 2013 before being signed by the Brooklyn Nets where he appeared in 15 games and averaged 4.1 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds.

Jeff Faraudo

  • covinared

    Go Jorge!

  • Steve Fischer

    Jason Kidd deserves Coach of the Year for keeping last years worst team over.500 despite key injuries. Jason brought Jorge to Brooklyn too

  • BlakeStreetBear

    Jorge, if only he was 6’6″ he’d be the next Bruce Bowen. He may succeed even so…that’s the Jorge way.

    Go Bears!

  • GoBears49

    Jorge is a bit like Kidd, though obviously at a lower level. Great defensive player and passer but not a great shooter, at least for accuracy (though Kidd was certainly a good enough shooter to score a lot of points in his pro career and holds a lot of significant NBA scoring records). So maybe Kidd sees a bit of himself in Jorge.