NBA Draft: Lakers select Max Christie with the No. 35 pick
With the No. 35 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the LA Lakers selected Max Christie after acquired the pick earlier in the day when they sent out a future second-rounder and cash to the Magic.
OFFICIAL: Welcome to the Purple & Gold, @Max12Christie pic.twitter.com/k50qCmAXBC— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 24, 2022
Christie is a 6’5” shooting guard from Michigan State who averaged 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game in his lone collegiate season. He is widely projected to become a sharpshooter from beyond the arc despite converting just 31.7 percent of his 3-pointers last season. He’s also been a decent defender of both guards and wings.
According to The Athletic’s 2022 draft guide written by Sam Vecenie, the 19-year-old isn’t likely to be an effective rookie …
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