Rotowire: Oct 17 / 10:24a ET
News: Christmas was waived by the Pelicans on Friday, The Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Christmas only played in 31 games during his rookie campaign with Phoenix and was subsequently waived in the offseason. He was then picked up by the Pelicans for a training camp audition and that obviously didn't pan out either. The 28-year-old will search for another spot on an NBA roster, although he won't likely have much of a role if he does in fact get another opportunity.
Rotowire: Oct 5 / 7:15a ET
News: Christmas did not play in New Orleans' first preseason game due to a sprained right ankle, the Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: The injury is unfortunate for Christmas, who already faced long odds of making the team out of training camp. He'll need to shine when he returns to the court in order to earn a spot on the final roster.