This might be old news for some, but in case you missed it, Dionte Christmas, who was cut from the Celtics' roster on October 16th, recently signed with CSKA Moscow (the same team that former Celtic Nenad Krstic plays for, and one of the top teams in the Euroleague).
U.S. shooting guard Dionte Christmas has signed a one-year deal with CSKA Moscow, the Euroleague runner-up said Saturday.
Christmas, 26, has already passed a medical in a Moscow clinic and joins the team immediately.“We followed Dionte during the summer and he was one of our top options during the offseason signing campaign,” CSKA coach Ettore Messina said on the team’s website.
Christmas was popular both among Celtics Life readers and Celtics fans in general, and many thought he would definitely secure a spot on Boston's roster, especially after Keyon Dooling's retirement. It is surprising to me that no other NBA team picked him up, but Christmas seems happy, claiming that he went from the best team in the NBA to the best team in Europe:
I went from the Best team in the NBA to the Best team in Europe I have no complaints ..#CSKA!..I'll be back real soon.
— Dionte Christmas (@Dchristmas22) November 8, 2012
Best of luck to Dionte in Moscow, and hopefully we will see him back in the NBA in the future. And if that fails, I am sure we will eventually see a "What the Hell Happened to" article about Christmas. Danielle Hobeika 11/13/2012 03:57:00 PM Tweet