Christmas signed a contract with Turkish club Galatasaray Odeabank on Thursday, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports.
In Christmas' first full season with the Pacers, he played in just 29 games, posting averages of 2.0 points and 1.9 rebounds across 7.6 minutes. He was merely used as emergency depth in the frontcourt and didn't flash enough potential to give the Pacers a reason to keep him around. After being waived by Indiana at the start of July, Christmas failed to receive much interest elsewhere and will now head to Turkey to play for Galatasaray. He could attempt to find an NBA playoff contending team to join once his season overseas completes, though there's no guarantee he'd find a suitor.
Christmas will be waived by the Pacers on Thursday, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports.
Christmas spent his first two seasons with the Pacers and is coming off a 2016-17 campaign where he played in a career-high 29 games, while averaging 2.0 points and 1.9 rebounds across 7.6 minutes. However, with his salary set to guarantee on Thursday evening, the Pacers are set to let him walk, as he hasn't shown enough progress in his brief time with Indiana. He'll look to latch on elsewhere prior to training camp, but there's no guarantee he ends up on a regular-season roster.
Christmas sprained his ankle during Tuesday's Summer League game against the Mavericks and will not return for the second half.
Christmas was held out of both Saturday's and Sunday's Summer League games due to a sprained ankle, and it appears that he may have sprained the same ankle during Tuesday's matchup. He'll finish with four points, two rebounds, one steal and one block across seven minutes during Tuesday's action.
Christmas was held out of Saturday's summer league contest against the Magic because of a sprained left ankle, Pacers play-by-play announcer Scott Agness reports.
With the regular season still months away, Christmas isn't in danger of missing any significant action. However, there's a chance he sit out a few more summer league contests because of it, with his next opportunity to see the court on Sunday against the Hornets. Look for his status to be updated prior to Sunday's tipoff.
Christmas (heel) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Mavericks.
Christmas was questionable for the contest due to a sore heel, but will ultimately be available to play. Christmas has seen his first action in the rotation during the previous three games, and saw a season high 20 minutes in Monday's win over the Rockets. It is unclear if the decision to put him in the rotation is matchup based or if Christmas will continue getting some run going forward.
Christmas is nursing a sore left heel and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.
Christmas has been pressed into the rotation the last three games with Al Jefferson missing time while recovering from a dental procedure, but both backup centers will enter Wednesday with questionable tags. If neither is able to suit up, look for Kevin Seraphin to step in as the primary backup to starting center Myles Turner.
Christmas posted a career-high 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 FT) while grabbing three rebounds over 20 minutes in Monday's 117-108 win against the Rockets.
Christmas made the most of his opportunity, seeing his most extended playing time since his recall from Fort Wayne of the D League. He is averaging 6.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots per game in three outings since being summoned to the big club, but he still has a ways to go before he is relevant in fantasy circles.
Christmas was recalled from the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Wednesday.
Christmas will give the Pacers some extra insurance in the frontcourt Wednesday against the Cavaliers with Thaddeus Young (wrist) ruled out and Lavoy Allen (knee) questionable to play, but he's not expected to enter coach Nate McMillan's rotation. The big man has made only six appearances this season for the Pacers, averaging 1.3 points and 0.8 rebounds per game.
Christmas was assigned to the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Sunday.
Christmas has played just seven minutes in three games with the Pacers since Jan. 29, so he'll have an opportunity to see more extended run while playing in some games with Fort Wayne.
Christmas (groin) is available for Saturday's tilt against the Pistons.
Christmas has only appeared in four games this season, so his availability likely won't have much impact on the Pacers on Saturday. That being said, with Thaddeus Young (wirst) out, Christmas has a greater possibility of seeing time on the court than usual.
Christman (groin) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.
Christmas missed Wednesday's game against the Magic after potentially suffering from the groin injury in some garbage-time minutes in Sunday's victory over the Rockets. Christmas will likely be a game-time decision Friday, but his status should not have much of an impact on the team, as he is not a regular member of the Pacers' rotation this season.
Christmas (groin) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Magic.
Christmas saw the court for three minutes in Sunday's win over the Rockets when the Pacers had already put the game out of reach. It's possible he may have suffered the injury then, but either way, Christmas' absence will not have an impact on the distribution of minutes Wednesday. He has not been a regular part of coach Nate McMillan's rotation this season.
Christmas is nursing a sore right groin and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.
Christmas may have sustained the injury in Sunday's win over the Rockets, during which he logged three minutes of garbage time in what was his first appearance since Nov. 30. The second-year big man isn't a regular member of coach Nate McMillan's rotation and thus seems unlikely to see the court Wednesday against the Magic, even if he's able to shake off the injury in time.
Christmas was recalled Monday from the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Christmas has played in seven games for Fort Wayne this season, averaging 10.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Though he's now back with the Pacers, Christmas is still expected to serve as one of the team's two inactive players Monday against the Knicks, with the injured Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) occupying the other spot.
Christmas was assigned Tuesday to the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Christmas has appeared in only three games for the Pacers on the season in what's shaping up to be a second straight developmental year for the 2015 second-round pick. In five games for the Made Ants, Christmas is averaging 13.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
Christmas (coach's decision) was inactive for the Pacers' 140-112 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday.
The Pacers recalled Christmas from the D-League more than three weeks ago, but he's been a regular fixture on the inactive list, having failed to make a single appearance since his promotion. The 25-year-old has made only four appearances over his two seasons as a member of the 15-man roster.
Christmas was recalled from the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Wednesday.
Christmas returns to the Pacers to provide frontcourt depth, but he's unlikely to be more than an end-of-the-bench player in the NBA this season. In his most recent appearance for the Mad Ants on Tuesday, Christmas put up 13 points (6-13 FG) and 10 rebounds.
Christmas was assigned to the D-League on Wednesday, Pacers' play-by-play announcer Scott Agness reports.
The little-used big man will join the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and is expected to be in uniform for the team's home game Friday, after which he'll likely return to the Pacers.
Christmas was recalled from the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Monday.
The Pacers will be without the services of Kevin Seraphin (knee) and Paul George (back) through at least Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers and may also be short C.J. Miles (knee), so the addition of Christmas at least provides the team with a healthy body. However, it's unlikely that Christmas will be called upon as a rotation option for coach Nate McMillan if Wednesday's game is competitive throughout.
Christmas was assigned to the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Friday.
The second-year player has gotten accustomed to the back-and-forth mentality as the Pacers have continually assigned and recalled him over the course of his short career. At 24 years old, Christmas has made just three NBA appearances to date.
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