NBA Trade News: ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lose To 76ers, To Sign Dionte Christmas

NBA Trade News: ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lose To 76ers, To Sign Dionte Christmas
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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

LeBron James, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov were rested after they featured last night at Cincinnati.

Cavs coach David Blatt’s starting line-up featured Mo Williams, Matthew Dellavedova, Richard Jefferson, James Jones and Sasha Kaun.