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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:50 pm

Pacers send Young, Christmas to Mad Ants

Justin A. Cohn | The Journal Gazette

The NBA’s Indiana Pacers have sent Rakeem Christmas and Joe Young to the Mad Ants in time for their first game at the D-League Showcase, 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Mississauga, Ontario, against the Windy City Bulls.

It’s common for NBA teams to send players to the Showcase, since it’s attended by so many scouts of NBA teams looking to make trades before the deadline.

Young has averaged 2.7 points and 5.3 minutes in 20 games this season for the Pacers and this will be his first D-League action of the season. Christmas, who has played in only three Pacers games this season, has averaged 13 points and 6.8 rebounds in five Mad Ants games this season.

The Mad Ants will also play Maine in the Showcase on Saturday.