NBA Trade News: ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lose To 76ers, To Sign Dionte Christmas
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be adding Dionte Christmas to their training camp roster. Christmas is a shooting guard. According to the league sources, Cavs have added him as training camp invite.Advertisement
Christmas will undergo a physical test on Saturday. If he passes that, the Cavs will officially sign a one-year non-guaranteed deal with him. Christmas has featured in 31 games in his NBA career for the Phoenix Suns in 2013-14. The 29-year-old spent most of his times overseas. Christmas went undrafted out of Temple University in 2009.
The addition of Christmas means the Cavs will have to waive a player from their current 20-men roster. The team will cut Mike Dunigan, according to sources. Christmas was seen in the Cavs locker room during the team’s 115-114 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Sixers beat Cavs 115-114
Philadelphia 76ers rode on a 15-2 run in the final 3:47 minutes to edge past the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday in Wells Fargo Center. Scottie Wilbekin, an undrafted rookie, notched up the last 3-pointer to guide the Sixers to their second successive win over the Cavs.
Cleveland sailed to a 19-point lead in he third quarter. A sensational outburst in the final quarter from Philadelphia saw them escape by the narrowest margin, 115-114 at the end.
Cavs coach David Blatt’s starting line-up featured Mo Williams, Matthew Dellavedova, Richard Jefferson, James Jones and Sasha Kaun.