NBA Draft: Lakers pick Max Christie with No. 35 choices

with no. 35 picks in the 2022 NBA Draft, LA Lakers pick Max Christie after receiving the pick earlier in the day when they sent a future second player and money to the Magic.

Christie is a 6’5″ shooting guard from Michigan State and has averaged 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his only team season. He is widely expected to become a sniper from beyond the arc despite converting just 31.7 percent of his three-pointers last season. He was also a decent defender of both guards and wards.

according to Athletic Draft Guide 2022 Written by 19-year-old Sam Vecenie unlikely to be an effective beginner from the start – Something the Lakers say they don’t care about. Vecenie’s exploration report on Kristi also notes that he needs to add at least 15 extra pounds to his 190-pound frame and prove he can shoot reliably enough to see consistent minutes. However, the Lakers appear confident that they can eventually turn into an influential two-way player with clean shooting mechanics, high IQ, size and a commitment to playing defense.

At least one general manager Rob Pelinka and his entire room think so:

While he may not be able to do so right away, viewing Christie as a 3D winger could work on one of the Lakers’ most visible organizational weaknesses. according to Express ProjectA Exploratory Report from last March, penned by Mike Schmitz, the Michigan superstar caught the attention of scouts with his skillful and surprising creativity for unmissable shots, especially in the mid-range, and is Something the Lakers say they think he could take with him in the NBA.

With Darvin Hamm poised to execute his 4-of-1-inch attack with the Lakers this season, Christie’s ability to evolve into a 3-point shooter could make him a perfect fit for the ocean-based system. Before stepping foot on the field with any of the superstar teams He says he’s excited to joinKristi’s first job will be to impress new employers in the Las Vegas Summer League, where he is expected to wear a suit from July 7-17.

The Lakers are using one and only one in this year’s draft on Christie, and he seems to think he can Introducing the value of the first round Despite dropping to 35. Given how successful the Lakers scouting division has been at finding undervalued talent, it will be interesting to see if they can secure a steal again in the second round (like another alum for Michigan State apparently I think). that they have).

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more information and analysis as it develops, but for now, what do you think of the choice? Let us know in the comments below.

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