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Dionte Christmas | Guard | #33

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 212
College: Temple

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Delaware 87ers guard Dionte Christmas ruptured his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season.
Christmas signed with the Sixers for a training camp tryout back in October. When he was waived, Philly kept his D-League rights. A tough blow for the youngster, but obviously no fantasy impact. Sat, Feb 11, 2017 10:15:00 AM

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The 76ers have signed G Dionte Christmas.

Christmas spent the 2015-16 season playing overseas in Israel, but it looks like he'll be suiting up for Philly's D-League affiliate this year.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Dionte Christmas has signed with Hapoel Holon of Israel, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

While Christmas was a successful player in college, he hasn't enjoyed that success in the NBA and will now head overseas to attempt to continue his career. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Cavs waive G Dionte Christmas.

He was a great scorer at Temple, but it hasn't translated to the NBA yet. Christmas may have to play overseas.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 04:18:00 PM

Dionte Christmas passed his physical and signed with the Cavaliers on Saturday.

Christmas' chances of making the final roster are very slim and it doesn't help that Jared Cunningham has made a serious case for the Cavs to keep him. Christmas is not going to be an option in fantasy leagues regardless of what happens.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 12:48:00 PM

The Cavaliers will sign guard Dionte Christmas on Friday.

Christmas is already 29 years old and last played for the Suns during the 2013-14 season in which he averaged just 2.3 points in 31 appearances. The deal is simply a training camp invite, and his chances of making the final roster are very slim.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 09:06:00 AM

Pelicans waive G Dionte Christmas.

He showed some promise in preseason action before, the Pelicans won't need him in their rotation. Christmas is unlikely to be on an NBA roster.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 01:02:00 PM

The Pelicans have reached agreement on a contract with G Dionte Christmas, according to RealGM and Sportando.

Christmas isn't going to be someone you want to draft in fantasy, as the Pelicans are pretty deep at the guard position. There's also no word on whether it's a training camp invite or a contract that could put him on the opening-night roster.
Source: Sportando
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 09:10:00 PM

The Phoenix Suns waived Dionte Christmas on Thursday.

Christmas has bounced around between the NBA and Euro-league play the past few seasons. He appeared in 27 games for the Suns last in 2013-2014, averaging only 2.3 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Considering he already has overseas experience, he may look to take his talents abroad if he does not earn a roster spot in the NBA.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 04:47:00 PM

The Suns sign guard Dionte Christmas.

"We're excited to add Dionte to our roster," said general manager Ryan McDonough. "He was a key contributor for our Las Vegas Summer League team and his scoring ability, leadership and toughness will help us this season."
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 09:40:00 PM

Dionte Christmas shot 6-of-10 from the field for 14 points during Sunday's 69-59 win over the Heat, adding five boards, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

Last year he spent some time in Russia after being cut by the Celtics. Christmas was a star at Temple from 2005-09 and averaged at least 19.5 points in his last three seasons while also making 2.9 triples per game, as well. Obviously, there's a big difference from a solid outing in July and in the NBA, so Christmas is well off the fantasy radar.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Dionte Christmas, who was cut by the Celtics, has signed with CSKA Moscow.

Christmas will continue his career overseas with eyes on eventually returning to the NBA.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 11:16:00 AM

Celtics waive SG Dionte Christmas.

The Celtics must still pay Christmas over $235k in guaranteed money, but he'll be free to workout for other NBA teams, or more likely head to the D-League. It's a bit surprising that he was beat out for the final roster spot by Kris Joseph, but the Celtics are stacked at SG and need depth behind Paul Pierce at SF.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 05:31:00 PM

Dionte Christmas has the "inside track" to make the Celtics, according to

There have now been a handful of reports claiming Christmas to be a favorite to win one roster spot up for grabs, and one major reason is because he has a large portion of his salary guaranteed. He's impressed with some things he's done in the preseason, and it would be a small surprise if Christmas wasn't on the team opening night.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 09:43:00 AM

Dionte Christmas is the "clear-cut favorite" to make the Celtics roster out of the players on non-guaranteed deals, according to

Christmas' contract calls for approximately half of his minimum salary to be guaranteed, so that's going to play a major role in the team's decision-making process considering the Celtics are hard-capped at $74.3 million. As things stand right now, it appears Christmas has a better chance of making the roster than second-round pick Kris Joseph.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 11:21:00 AM

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