Rakeem Christmas

Rakeem Christmas (IND) “Rak” nike

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IND Forward: 6’9, 250 lbs; 3rd year, Syracuse

 NBA Role: bruising power forward • UnderDOG

A late bloomer outta Syracuse, Rakeem Christmas might eventually be a second-round steal for the Indiana Pacers; quick learner, willing to work: seemed to improve every year at ‘Cuse; brick wall: with a robust form and tenacity on the glass, Rak doesn’t get pushed around all that often – fights for boards like there’s something to prove; brings a blue-collar-workman-like approach to the table, which could go over very well in the Hoosier State; for Christmas to (eventually) crack Nate McMillan’s starting five, he needs to extendo, extendo, extendo his shooting range to downtown, play tough defense on the interior, and show an edge on the glass; nickname, Rak, is pronounced the same way as 1996 action classic, (the) Rock

Signature Move: slip, rolling finish

 (*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 66


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 2.1 points/game, 1.9 rebounds/game, 47% FG
  • D-League All-Star (2016)