We were just off on which player.
Instead of Flash guard Dontell Jefferson, it turns out that O'Connor was also taking a look at standout Stampede guard Sundiata Gaines, whom the Jazz officially called up this afternoon.
Gaines has lit up the D-League this season, averaging 23.9 points per game to go along with 6.9 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals. Quite the D-League stat-stuffer. Gaines is on a 10-day contract with the Jazz, so think of this as the "rent-before-you-buy" stage. Or rather, since they can sign him to another 10-day, the "rent-before-you-rent-some-more" stage.
Gaines, a 6-1 guard from Georgia, is expected to be available for Wednesday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies. With good scoring instincts and incredible speed, Gaines could make an impact for the Jazz -- if he manages to find some time in on admittedly stacked roster.
The Stampede were second in the West and will undoubtedly suffer after losing Gaines, but such is the life of a D-League team. If your guys are getting called up, your coaching staff is doing something right.