Brooklyn Nets rookie guard Jorge Gutierrez has had a roller coaster of a Friday.
First, the University of California product, who began the season in the D-League, was signed to a multi-year contract after his second 10-day contract expired. While financial terms of the contract were not released, a portion of his pay will go back to the NBA after the league fined him $15,000 for a Flagrant-2 foul on Cody Zeller in Wednesday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Gutierrez was originally called for a Flagrant-1 foul after coming down with two hands on Zeller and causing both players to end up on the court. He was automatically ejected after the referees reviewed the video and changed the call to a Flagrant-2.
MANNIX: Top 20 prospects in the 2014 NBA draft Gutierrez has averaged 3.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 13.4 minutes in five games with the Nets. He scored a season-high 10 points against Boston a week ago.