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Sundiata Gaines

Sundiata Gaines (born April 18, 1986) is an American professional basketball player.

Pro career

A 6'1" point guard, Gaines was signed by the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association on January 5, 2010. Before joining the Jazz, he had averaged 23.9 points and 6.9 assists in 14 games with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League. He also played professionally in Italy.[1]

On January 14, 2010, in just his fifth NBA game, and after just one practice with the Utah Jazz, Gaines hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Jazz a dramatic 97-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[2] It was the first 3-pointer of his NBA career.[3]

On November 11, 2010, Gaines signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[4] He was waived on January 4, 2011. On January 13, 2011, Gaines signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors.[5] He was signed to a second 10-day contract on January 24, 2011, but was released by the Raptors on January 26, 2011 when they signed Trey Johnson to a 10-day contract.

On February 28, 2011, Gaines signed a 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets. [6] After taking part in the London 2011 Nets vs. Raptors games, Sundiata Gaines signed a second 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets.[7] On March 21, 2011, Gaines signed a multi-year contract with the Nets after having impressed the team with his play.[8] On March 23, 2011, Gaines fractured his right hip, ending his season with the Nets.

During the 2011 NBA lockout, Gaines signed with BC Armia Tbilsi in Tbilisi,Georgia.[9] He was a regular starter for BC Armia Tbilsi and guided his club to a 3-1 record in the EuroChallenge 2011–12. He later rejoined the Nets.

In September 2012, Gaines signed with the Indiana Pacers.[10] On October 22, 2012 Gaines was waived by the Indiana Pacers.[11] Later that fall, he signed with the Fujian Xunxing of the Chinese Basketball Association.[12]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2009–10 Utah 32 0 6.8 .463 .269 .500 .9 1.2 .4 .0 3.3
2010–11 Minnesota 8 0 8.1 .318 .333 .500 .8 .8 .4 .0 2.6
2010–11 Toronto 6 0 15.0 .429 .200 .330 1.3 1.8 .7 .2 5.8
2010–11 New Jersey 10 0 14.6 .417 .235 .550 2.4 2.5 .9 .0 5.5
2011–12 New Jersey 57 12 13.9 .376 .341 .615 1.9 2.2 1.0 .0 5.1
Career 113 12 11.6 .397 .301 .562 1.5 1.8 .7 .0 4.5

International career statistics

2011–12 Super Liga BC Armia 6 6 26.15 .406 .270 .687 4.2 6.5 2.5 0 12


External links

  • NBA Profile
  • ESPN Profile
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