Sundiata Gaines RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Gaiqueries de Margarita signed Sundiata Gaines and they are close to penning a deal with former NBA Champion Antoine Walker.
According to a source, Gaines has entered the NBA D-League player pool. Gaines last played for the club Besiktas Milangaz in Turkey. He averaged 12.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 11 games. Gaines played in 14 games with the Idaho Stampede during the 2009-2010 season, and averaged 23.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.8 assists in 36.5 minutes.
Besiktas is set to announce Sundiata Gaines. The American point guard spent last season in China with Fujian averaging 19.1ppg, 6.8rpg and 4.7apg.
The Bucks will hold a free-agent camp Tuesday through Thursday for players who are not draft-eligible. A total of 23 players have been invited, including 12 with previous NBA experience. Among those attending are former Utah Jazz guard Sundiata Gaines, former Philadelphia 76ers forward Craig Brackins and former New Jersey and Brooklyn Nets small forward Damion James. Former Marquette guard Dwight Buycks and former Ohio State guard David Lighty also will participate.
Chris Vernon: Source close to Grizzlies says they are evaluating adding one of 5 guards to the roster for playoff push. The players Grizzlies are considering adding- Keyon Dooling, Scott Machado, Courtney Fortson, Sundiata Gaines, and Jonny Flynn. (2/2)
The source said that point guard Delonte West makes the most sense for the Knicks. Also available is Sundiata Gaines, 26, who averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 assists and one steal in 14 minutes per game last season for the Nets, but he’s not regarded as highly in NBA circles. Another option could’ve been Jannero Pargo, but he’s signing a 10-day deal with the Bobcats.
Jared Zwerling: Woody plans to meet w/ Grunwald soon to discuss roster. Sims will likely not get called up. Focus more on backcourt. West, Gaines or Pargo?
Sundiata Gaines signed a contract in China with Fujian. The PG was targeted by some European clubs but he decided to move to Chinese CBA.
Sundiata Gaines is still the first option for Pallacanestro Cantù to replace the injured Jerry Smith. The PG ex NBA is still free agent after being waived by the Pacers during the training camp.
In the game won against Sidigas Avellino, Pallacanestro Cantù lost Jerry Smith who fractured his foot. The PG got injured after two minutes of the game and did not return to the court. Smith will likely miss 4-5 months. With former D-League out, Cantù is back to the market looking for a new PG. The hottest name is Sundiata Gaines who has played with Cantù in the season 2008-09 averaging 13.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.5apg. Gaines was at the camp with the Pacers but he has been waived on October 22.
The Pacers also announced Monday that center Luke Nevill (Photos) along with guards Sundiata Gaines (Photos) and Blake Ahearn (Photos) have been released, putting the Pacers’ roster at 15. Nevill saw limited game action in two games, scoring one basket. Gaines also played in two games, scoring four points, and Ahearn played in three games, scoring five points.
Stefan Bondy: Forgot this nugget: Billy King said Sundiata Gaines will not be returning to the Nets.
But sources with knowledge of the Magic’s approach say they’re remaining patient and that all the familiar teams — Houston, Atlanta, the Lakers, and the Nets among them — remain in play. That doesn’t bode well for the Nets, whose reliance on numerous free agents in their proposal is complicated by the end of the league’s free agency moratorium at 12:01 Eastern Time Wednesday. While Humphries has the same agent as Howard and is expected to cooperate in a Howard trade so long as he gets a multi-year deal, free agents who have been part of Nets’ various proposals and may be needed to make the money work — a la Shelden Williams, Sundiata Gaines and Armon Johnson — will be able to sign with other teams.
The tentacles of the proposed deal stretched across more than 10 players and three teams on Monday, with the Nets recruiting a fourth team to take on guard MarShon Brooks in exchange for an additional draft pick to send to Orlando. Nevertheless, multiple complexities need to be resolved to complete the deal, including the negotiation of contracts for four of the players in the proposed trade: Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Damion James and Shelden Williams. In the proposed deal, Howard, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark would be sent to Brooklyn, and the Magic would receive the Nets’ Lopez, James, Williams and Armon Johnson, Cleveland’s Luke Walton and three future first-round picks, sources said. Cleveland would receive Orlando’s Quentin Richardson, Brooklyn’s Sundiata Gaines, Humphries (on a one-year guaranteed deal), a first-round pick and $3 million from the Nets. Brooklyn also is in talks with the Los Angeles Clippers to exchange Brooks for an additional first-round pick to send to the Magic. If the Clippers decline to participate, other teams are in position to take on Brooks, sources said.
Chad Ford: Proposed deal (cont’d): The Cavs get Kris Humprhries in a S&T, Quentin Richardson, Sundiata Gaines, a 1st round pick from the Nets & cash
In the proposed deal, Howard, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark would be sent to Brooklyn, and the Magic would receive the Nets’ Brook Lopez, Damion James, Sheldon Williams, Cleveland’s Luke Walton and three future first-round picks, sources said. Cleveland would receive Orlando’s Quentin Richardson, Brooklyn’s Sundiata Gaines, Kris Humphries (on a one-year guaranteed deal), a first-round pick and $3 million from the Nets. Brooklyn also would send Brooks to a fourth team to get them an additional first-round pick to send to the Magic.
France-based Basket Europe has a brief writeup (and video highlights; but so does BallinEurope; see below the break) on locked out New Jersey Net Deron Williams’ latest success here on the Continent, describing D-Will as “en mode All Star.” Beşiktaş Milangaz cruised past Armia in game two of FIBA Eurochallenge play as Williams was good for 31 points, including 5-of-9 shooting on threes, and six assists in the 103- 82 win. Nets fans might also note that their theoretical player Sundiata Gaines turned in a nice eight-assist, three-steal performance for Armia.
He’s 4 years old, decades from becoming a point guard on the Nets. He’s standing in front of a photocopy store, looking in the window while waiting for his brother to return from the supermarket. The family needs groceries, or maybe something else. Gaines can’t remember. A man with a suitcase walks up to the store. He’s an off duty police officer, an NYPD detective, but that’s not understood until later. The suitcase drops. “I knew something was wrong. I knew I was bleeding,” Gaines says. “I didn’t want to touch it, but my mother was over there panicking. It kind of felt like a quick sting. I was kind of alert at the moment. I was calm. And then my mother started panicking, then I’m in a state of panic – what’s going on, what’s going on.” Gaines was shot in the neck. The bullet went through the right side and out the back under his hairline. One inch in another direction and it would have ripped through his jugular vein, killing the toddler. Somehow the impact between the sidewalk and the suitcase triggered the gun inside, and apparently Gaines was standing in the wrong place. An ambulance arrived and the medics cut off his clothes. “I remember details like it was yesterday,” he says.
The last thing Gaines wants is a lost season. Such a drastic measure would likely mean Gaines falls back into the free agency pool, joining two rookie classes and two free-agent classes in a battle royal for contracts – “the biggest whirlwind ever,” as Gaines describes it. “It’s real tough. Imagine now, I have a contract now and if we don’t have a season, I’m back to being a free agent again,” Gaines says in a phone interview last week. “It’s like being back to square one. “To me, it just seems like the sides are going back and forth. Lot of millionaires and billionaires arguing over money and at the same time losing out on money which could potentially be a loss to everybody – over some millions of dollars which, they could have made that during the season. It’s tough, I’m pretty sure it’s tough for the fans. But hopefully, something gets settled. I think it will.”
That eventually changed. Gaines wasn’t the most talkative player in the Nets locker room, but the only trace of the shooting are the two scars — a two-inch mark on the side of his neck and a smaller circular one where the bullet exited in the back. Gaines says he received a settlement when he was 18, but “no amount of money is worth a life.” The cop who owned the gun – and who owned the copy story – died a few years after the incident, Gaines says. And 21 years later, Gaines can recall it without any emotion or hesitation. “I remember like it was yesterday, but it doesn’t traumatize me in any way,” he says. “It’s just a day in one of my old memories.”
So King called Gaines, who was home in Queens with a valid passport and ready to jump on a plane. The Nets won five straight after his arrival, including an impressive victory over the Celtics. After another 10-day contract, the Nets gave him a two-year deal. Two days later, he fractured his hip on a freak play. “I remember (King) told me that, ‘We had intentions of keeping you for a while but if you’d have fractured your hip before, we probably would have had to part ways with you.'”
Jorge Sierra: Sundiata Gaines has signed with BC Armia of Georgia, agent Levan Mikeladze said. Gaines, who was last in the NBA with the Nets, will play for the Georgian club till the end of the lockout.
Sundiata Gaines won’t play in Georgia with champions of BC Armia. The negotiations between the two parts was in the late stage but they could not finalize the deal.
After the arrival of Jeremy Richardson, Georgian reigning champs of BC Armia are close to signing Sundiata Gaines and Will Thomas. Gaines will sign with an NBA out to exercise when the lockout is over. Gaines has played last season in NBA with Timberwolves, Raptors and Nets. Thomas spent the season in Belgium with Telenet Oostende averaging 11.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.1apg in Ethias League.