Dionte Christmas Signs To Play In France

Former Suns guard Dionte Christmas has signed with Paris-Levallois of France, the team announced (translation via Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia). Christmas was in training camp with the Pelicans last month, but he didn’t make the opening-night roster. The terms of the new deal for the 28-year-old are unclear.

Christmas was on Phoenix’s roster all season last year even though he played sparingly. He made it into 31 games and averaged 2.3 points in 6.4 minutes per contest. The Pelicans only used him in one preseason game for a little more than four minutes. It was nonetheless the third consecutive October he’s spent with an NBA team, following a camp stint with the Celtics in 2012 and the Suns the next year.

The former Temple standout has managed to stay on the radar of NBA front offices despite never having played in the D-League. He’s made stops in Israel, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Greece, Russia and Italy since going undrafted in 2009.

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