Bucks sign Jorge Gutierrez to 10-day contract
The Bucks waived Nate Wolters to sign Kenyon Martin (who’s sticking around for the rest of the season), but that move backfired – even more so than initially – when Kendall Marshall suffered a season-ending injury.
Suddenly short-handed at point guard, Milwaukee is turning to the D-League.
Gutierrez played for Jason Kidd with the Nets last season. The 26-year-old was dealt in the Andrei Kirilenko trade to the 76ers, who waived him, and then signed in the D-League.
Because Larry Sanders has been suspended for at least six games and already served five (of his 10), the Bucks can place him on their suspended list. This allows them to add a 16th player without waiving anyone.
Milwaukee has a deep and talented roster, so Gutierrez will have a tough time sticking if Sanders meets the terms of his suspension and is reinstated this season. But Gutierrez’s familiarity with Kidd gives him at least a slim chance of impressing on the fly and remaining on the roster.