Bucks sign PG Gutierrez to another 10-day deal
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed point guard Jorge Gutierrez to a second 10-day contract, the team announced just prior to Saturday night's game against the Boston Celtics.
Gutierrez's first 10-day contract with the Bucks expired Friday. He was not initially listed on Milwaukee's roster Saturday and head coach Jason Kidd was unaware of the 26-year-old's status during his pregame availability with the media.
The Bucks had to clear multiple hurdles with the league to be able to have Gutierrez available Saturday.
Milwaukee was granted a roster exception to sign Gutierrez on Jan. 28 because Larry Sanders had served five games of a minimum 10-game ban handed down from the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug policy.
Sanders served his 10th game Friday, but the suspension will not end until he is in "full compliance" with his treatment program.
Gutierrez is averaging 4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 14.8 minutes in four games with the Bucks. The 6-foot-3 guard started Monday in Toronto and matched his career high with 13 points against Houston on Friday.
Milwaukee is currently carrying 16 players on its roster and will need to get down to 15 whenever Sanders is able to return. Gutierrez will need to be signed for the remainder of the season or let go by the time the Bucks return from the All-Star break.
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