Feb 9, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guardJorge Gutierrez
(13) during the game against the Brooklyn Nets at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Milwaukee won 103-97. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Jorge Gutierrez – Released
Again, technically he won’t be released his option just won’t be exercised, you know the drill. Jorge Gutierrez will likely not make the club next season, especially since he can probably be brought back again later if he does get let go. But considering young Tyler Ennis has more upside and could join Jerryd Bayless as Michael Carter-Williams’ backup, I just don’t see a place for JG13 (a great nickname that only my dad and I ever used) in Milwaukee.
1. Will this player still be productive in a few years, when the Bucks will be looking to contend for a title?
That really depends on your definition of productive. JG13 is a good bench body who is capable of filling in at point guard, but that’s about his ceiling at this point.
2. Will this player’s salary prevent Milwaukee from re-signing Khris Middleton or adding other players in free agency, either this season or down the line?
Not at all. JG13 is only set to make $947 thousand next season, hardly a huge cap hit.
3. Could this player’s roster spot be better used on a different available player?
Yes. Gutierrez is 26 years old and has never been much more than a role player. He’s nice to have as a reserve point guard, but that’s an area where Milwaukee does not need the help. His spot would be better filled by a scoring wing to come off of the bench.
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