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According to sources, the 6-foot-5 Christmas will get a partial guarantee, but it’s important to note he’s turning down better money overseas. The Temple product was heavily pursued by top European clubs offering in the high six figures.
If things don’t work out with the Celts, Christmas will likely be able to get back some of that later on, but not all of it. The C’s reportedly like the fact he is willing to make that commitment.
Not sure what a partial guarantee is worth (maybe a few hundred thousand dollars), but you gotta respect a guy who is willing to pass up more money so he can chase his dream of playing in the NBA.
He’s a very likeable person. Follow him on Twitter (@Dchristmas22) and you’ll get a strong sense of humility.
The 25-year old Christmas went undrafted in 2009 after four years at Temple. He’s played in Turkey, Israel and Greece.
Unless he goes nuts in training camp, he’s unlikely to sniff the court during the regular season. At the very least, he’ll bust his ass and make the guys in the rotation work during practice.
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