According to Rick Bonnell, the Charlotte Hornets have found a player to fill their 15th roster spot — point guard Jorge Gutiérrez. The move was announced on Twitter just before the Hornets tipped off their game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
Gutiérrez, a four-year vet out of the University of California at Berkeley, has spent the past four years traveling back and forth between the Canton Charge of the National Basketball Association Development League, the Brooklyn Nets and the Bucks. His NBA career numbers will not jump off the page (career averages of 3.3 points, 1.5 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 35 games), but his NBDL numbers are more promising — career averages of 12 points, 5.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game. In NBDL games, he has a shooting split of .441/.237/.761.
Gutiérrez will be most likely taking over the third point guard role vacated when the Hornets traded Brian Roberts as a part of the deal to acquire Courtney Lee.