Sunday , Jan , 24 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Utah Jazz Likely to Sign Sundiata Gaines for Season

But the Jazz certainly seemed inclined Saturday to sign rookie point guard Sundiata Gaines for the rest of the season, a decision that must be made because his second 10-day contract expires after today.

"He’s carried himself well," general manager Kevin O’Connor said.

"He’s done a good job in practice trying to learn what we’re trying to do," Coach Jerry Sloan added, "and we like what he’s done so far."

Teammates have taken a liking to him, too.

"I think he’s done a great job," starting point guard Deron Williams said. "He’s coach’s type of guy — he doesn’t say much, he works hard."