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#25 Rakeem Christmas
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  • Signed in Turkey
  • Signed with Galatasaray
  • PF/C
  • 6'9" / 250lbs
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  • 12/01/1991
  • US Virgin Islands
  • 36th pick, 2015
  • Syracuse
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DateLeagueTransaction
2015 NBA DraftNBADrafted 36th overall by Minnesota.
2015 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Minnesota, along with the draft rights to Cedi Osman (#31) and a 2019 second round pick, to Cleveland in exchange for the draft rights to Tyus Jones (#24).
23rd July, 2015NBADraft rights traded by Cleveland to Indiana in exchange for a 2019 second round pick.
27th July, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed four year, $4.3 million contract with Indiana. Included team option for 2018/19.
2nd November, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
31st December, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
1st January, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
29th January, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
2nd February, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
3rd April, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
17th November, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
21st November, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
25th November, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
28th November, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
14th December, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
21st December, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
17th January, 2017D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
23rd January, 2017D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
12th February, 2017D-LeagueAssigned by Indiana to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
15th February, 2017D-LeagueRecalled by Indiana from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
6th July, 2017NBAWaived by Indiana.
17th August, 2017TurkeySigned a one year contract with Galatasaray.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2011 - 2015Syracuse (NCAA)
July 2016Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
July 2016 - July 2017Indiana Pacers (NBA)
August 2017 - presentGalatasaray (Turkey)
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June 29, 2017

Rakeem Christmas
PF/C, 6’9 250lbs, 25 years old, 2 years of experience

Played only 216 minutes, committing quite a lot of fouls in that time. Christmas doesn’t have a high ceiling, but could be a reasonably solid third string slightly-smallish centre, who can board, block some shots on the interior, run without being hugely athletic, and make some shots around the basket. But if his upside is not that high, and if he is not going to be played anyway, and if he is never going to be able to defend the pe-rimeter adequately, an extra shooting power forward should probably be sought instead. At least that player would be more likely to play.

Player Plan: Two years at the minimum salary remaining, all bar $50,000 unguaranteed, with a team option in the final year. Doesn’t project well in the new NBA and might not be worth keeping considering his age for a prospect.

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