Fri, Jun 24, 2022 12:54 AM
By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers selected Michigan State guard Max Christie with the 35th overall pick in the NBA draft. The Lakers didn’t have a pick until Thursday morning, when they acquired a high second-round selection from Orlando in a trade for cash considerations and a second-round pick in 2028. The 6-foot-6 Christie averaged 9.3 points and 3.5 assists in his only season with the Spartans. Although he hit just 31.7% of his 3-point attempts, his smooth shot and improving wing defense attracted attention as he elected to head to the NBA after just one collegiate season.