Jazz sign Sundiata Gaines for rest of seasonPosted by Inside Hoops
Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor announced today the Jazz has signed rookie guard Sundiata Gaines for the remainder of the season.
Gaines (6-1, 185, Georgia) was originally signed to a 10-day contract by the Jazz on January 5 before being re-signed to a second 10-day contract on Jan. 15. Gaines has appeared in seven games for the Jazz, averaging 2.9 points and 1.1 assists in 7.1 minutes per game. The Jazz is 6-2 since signing Gaines, who hit a game-winning three-pointer as time expired to beat Cleveland, 97-96, on Jan. 14. The former University of Georgia Bulldog also recorded a career-high nine points vs. the Cavaliers. Gaines reached career highs in minutes (21) and assists (five) in his NBA debut vs. Memphis on Jan. 6.
Gaines became the fourth NBA Development League (D-League) Call-Up to the NBA this season, as well as the fourth D-League Call-Up in Jazz history, joining Rusty LaRue (2000-01), Mikki Moore (2003-04) and Louis Amundson (2006-07).