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Sundiata Gaines

NameSundiata Gaines
PositionPoint guard
Height Ft6|height_in=1
Weight Lb200
TeamNew Jersey Nets
Birth DateApril 18, 1986(age 31)
Birth PlaceJamaica, Queens, New York City
High SchoolArchbishop Molloy High School
Draft Year2008
Career Start2008
TeamsNGC Cantù (2008 2009)
Idaho Stampede (2009 2010)
Utah Jazz (2010)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2010 - 2011)
Toronto Raptors (2011)
New Jersey Nets (2011 - present)

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Sundiata Kofi Gaines (born April 18, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Jersey Nets.

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.

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. It was the first 3-pointer of his NBA career.

On November 11, 2010, Gaines signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was waived on January 4, 2011.

On January 13, 2011, Gaines signed a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors. 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.

After taking part in the London 2011 Nets vs. Raptors games, Sundiata Gaines signed a second 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets.

On March 21, 2011, Gaines signed a multi-year contract with the Nets.

On March 23, 2011, Gaines fractured his right hip.

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