Pacers Recall Christmas, Assign Whittington to Mad Ants

The Indiana Pacers announced Friday they have recalled forward Rakeem Christmas from their affiliate in the NBA’s Development League, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

A rookie out of Syracuse, Christmas has appeared in 25 games this year for the Mad Ants. The 6-9 forward has averaged 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game in Fort Wayne.

The team also announced they have assigned forward/center Shayne Whittington to the Mad Ants.

Whittington was recalled from Fort Wayne on Monday and appeared in the final minute of Thursday's Pacers win over Atlanta, tallying two points, one rebound, and one steal.