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Temple's Dionte Christmas Making Push For Celtics Roster Spot

Former Temple guard Dionte Christmas has had a great summer with the Boston Celtics, participating in their summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas. His hard work might be paying off as Christmas looks primed to receive an invitation to Boston's training camp in Waltham, MA.

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Danny Ainge spoke with Greg Payne of ESPNBoston.com, and said that negotiations are in the works to bring Christmas in.

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"We've been talking to Dionte. We'll continue," Ainge said. "We'd like to see him there [in training camp]."

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Jeff Clark over at CelticsBlog.com thinks Christmas has a chance to stick with Boston, even if it means a stint to the NBDL to start the season.

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Now, especially with E'Twuan Moore off to parts unknown (by way of Houston), Dionte might just keep on sticking with the team to Waltham and perhaps even to Boston (or Maine more likely).

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Christmas averaged 12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4 assists a game with the Celtics in Orlando, and has continued his strong form with his second stint with Boston. In Las Vegas, Christmas has averaging 16.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists a game.