2022 NBA Draft: Lakers select Max Christie with No. 35 overall pick
Los Angeles Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka made it clear leading up to the 2022
Pelinka made good on his promise the morning of the draft as news came out that the Lakers had acquired the No. 35 overall pick from the Orlando Magic.
The No. 35 pick is early in the second round
Christie is listed at 6’6″, 190-pounds and averaged 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds
While his shooting numbers were underwhelming in his lone college season
Christie joins a fellow Spartan in Draymond Green in being drafted No. 35 overall
While the Lakers were able to add a quality young player in Christie with the No. 35 overall pick
As has been the case in recent years, the Lakers are expected to be active in the undrafted free-agent market
Given their past success with players like Alex Caruso
Austin Reaves, L.A. is expected to be at the top of the list for a lot of undrafted players.