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Frank Gaines
SG - 6'3, 195lbs - 33 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Signed in Portugal - Signed with Benfica
  • Birthdate: 07/07/1990
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2013
  • Pre-draft team: IPFW
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent:
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDrafted 18th overall in the 2013 D-League Draft by Maine Red Claws.
17th June, 2014ItalySigned a one year contract with JuveCaserta.
17th December, 2014ItalyLeft JuveCaserta.
19th December, 2014ItalySigned a two month contract with Pesaro.
27th February, 2015D-LeagueReturning player rights traded by Maine Red Claws to Oklahoma City Blue in exchange for two 2015 third round picks.
27th February, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Oklahoma City Blue.
29th April, 2015Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Caciques de Humacao.
17th August, 2015PolandSigned a one year contract with Wilki Morskie.
28th July, 2016GermanySigned a one year contract with Vechta.
21st May, 2017Puerto RicoSigned a one season contract with Metros de Santiago.
25th July, 2017RussiaSigned a one year contract with Parma Perm.
Career Moves
2008 - 2013IPFW (NCAA)
November 2013 - June 2014Maine Red Claws (D-League)
July 2014Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2014Miami Heat (Summer League)
June 2014 - December 2014JuveCaserta (Italy)
December 2014 - February 2015Pesaro (Italy)
February 2015 - April 2015Oklahoma City Blue (D-League)
April 2015 - June 2015Humacao (Puerto Rico)
July 2015Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
July 2015Brooklyn Nets (Summer League)
August 2015 - June 2016Wilki Morskie (Poland)
July 2016 - May 2017Vechta (Germany)
May 2017 - July 2017Metros de Santiago (Puerto Rico)
July 2017 - presentParma Perm (Russia)
Articles about Frank Gaines

July 6, 2014

Frank Gaines - Gaines won the D-League Most Improved Player award last season, which unlike the NBA MIP documents improving within one season, not from season to season. He spent the year with the Maine Red Claws and started from the bench, but quickly showed he was too good to stay there, and was soon in a starting role getting as many minutes as he could handle. Gaines ultimately finished the season averaging 22.4 points in only 35.4 minutes per game, with some huge scoring nights along the way, including a 47 pointer. The pace of the D-League helped him there, especially the frenetic pace the Red Claws played at in the second half of the year, but it's not as though everyone else was doing this. The lefty 6'3 or 6'4 off guard is a bit undersized, but his scoring instincts are impeccable, his skills well developed, his aggression unrelenting. Gaines also does it while playing little isolation ball, and scores without the ball in his hands much - running the court unstoppably, cutting off the ball, spotting up and using some screen action to absolutely make the most of his touches. He wrong foots defenders on closeouts rather than breaking them off the dribble, drives both ways, hits tough ones, and has the athleticism to get where he wants go to. Hitherto overlooked, Gaines made himself unmissable last year, and although he has already signed for next year with JuveCaserta in Italy, this won't be his last rodeo.

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