Guard Dionte Christmas will continue his career in the other team. His place on the CSKA roster will be taken by Theodoros Papaloukas.
Christmas joined our team in the beginning of November when army men lost Zoran Erceg to injury and needed to improve outside shooting. Wearing red and blue Dionte has become the Euroleague leader in 3-point percentage (55.6%) and executed his mission perfectly. His averages are 6.5 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.5 steals in 15.3 minutes of 13 Euroleague games; 5.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals in 17.0 minutes of 8 VTB United League games; 4.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.2 assists in 16.5 minutes of 5 PBL games.
Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:
We appreciate Dionte’s effort, his abilities and everything he gave us in these months with the team. The reason why we made the change is because we think we need a different structure of the team and Papaloukas can bring us what we feel we need at this moment.