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Sundiata Gaines to miss rest of season with fractured hip

Sundiata Gaines Nets

Just last week, the Nets signed Sundiata Gaines through the remainder of this season and into the next one (whenever that is).

Now Gaines is out for the rest of the season with a fractured hip, the team reported on twitter. Gaines will be on crutches for six-to-eight weeks and then begin rehab.

Gaines jammed his right hip during the Nets game Wednesday against Cleveland, causing him to leave the game. That turned out to be a fracture.

Gaines was lucky to get the job with the Nets — right place, right time, with a passport — but the fates like to balance the scales sometimes.

Deron Williams is still out at least a couple more games for the Nets, leaving Jordan Farmar and Ben Uzoh as the only point guards on the roster.