Pelicans Request Waivers on Christmas

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived guard Dionte Christmas.

Christmas, 6-5, 205, appeared in 31 games last season for the Phoenix Suns, averaging 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds. Undrafted in 2009, Christmas spent the first four years of his professional career overseas with clubs in Israel, Turkey, Czech Republic, Greece, Russia and Italy. The Temple product appeared in one preseason game for New Orleans (10/16 vs. OKC) registering two assists and one steal in four minutes.

New Orleans’ roster now stands at 17.