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Cavs Trade Rookie Rakeem Christmas To Pacers, Eye Brendan Haywood

Cavs Trade Rookie Rakeem Christmas To Pacers, Eye Brendan Haywood
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Cavs Trade Rookie Rakeem Christmas To Pacers, Eye Brendan Haywood

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Rakeem Christmas to the Indiana Pacers for its second round pick of 2019 draft owed by the Los Angeles Lakers. Christmas was a second round pick. The trade may help the Cavaliers set up a larger deal with Brendan Haywood, according to sources.

Christmas averaged 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds as a senior at Syracuse. The Cavs selected him as No 36 overall pick in June’s draft. Featuring for the Cavs in four summer league games in Las Vegas, Chistmas  averaged 8.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 20.9 minutes. But Cavs general manager David Griffin decided to acquire a future asset for him, which left Christmas out of the Cavs’ roster for the coming season.

6-foot-9 center Christmas impressed the Pacers management during a brief pre-season work out sessions with them, clarified Pacers President Larry Bird.

With the Los Angeles Lakers center Roy Hibbert, Pacers had acquired second round pick in their trade.

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