Raptors are 15 once more.

The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Sundiata Gaines to a 10-day contract who was playing in the NBDL with the Raptors former affiliate the Idaho Stampede. Here is a the Official Press Release from the Raptors on the signing:

Gaines, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds has appeared in 40 regular season games with Minnesota and Utah averaging 3.2 points, 1.1 assists and 7.0 minutes. He was signed by Minnesota on November 12 and saw action in eight games totaling 21 points, six assists and 65 minutes. He was released by the Timberwolves on January 4. Gaines played in 32 games with Utah in the 2009-10 season. He signed two 10-day contracts with the Jazz in January before being inked for the remainder of the season on January 25. He averaged 3.3 points, 1.2 assists and 6.8 minutes in 32 contests. He appeared in five postseason games where he totaled 11 points (5-for-6 FG) in seven minutes.Gaines also played in the NBDL last season with the Idaho Stampede. He averaged 23.9 points with 4.7 rebounds and 6.9 assists in 14 games. A 2008 product of the University of Georgia, Gaines began his professional career with NGC Cantu in the Italian League in the 2008-09 season. He averaged 13.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 30 outings. Toronto’s roster now stands at 15 players.Gaines is scheduled to participate in today’s practice and be available to the team for Friday’s game when the Raptors play host to the Detroit Pistons at Air Canada Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. (TSN/FAN 590).

The thought had been the Raptors were hunting for a 3rd point guard to add as some insurance with both Bayless and Calderon having their injury issues of late. It would appear they have done so. After the 10 day contract is done the Raptors would be able to sign Gaines to two more 10 day contracts before ultimately having to decide on him long term

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