Pacers recall F Rakeem Christmas from Fort Wayne

Rakeem Christmas battles for position in a preseason game against Orlando.

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

Christmas, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward, was averaging 16.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in 17 games with Fort Wayne.