The 2022 NBA Draft has taken place with many modern-day stars finally joining the big dogs in the grandest league of them all. While majority of the eyes were on stars like Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, Lakers were quicky to get their hands around Michigan State University star Max Christie.
Just like Christie, Draymond Green was too the 35th pick in the NBA Draft in 2012 out of MSU as made a huge prediction on the future of the 6’4 youngster as he joins the likes of LeBron James, Anthony Davis in Hollywood. What more? The former DPOY even went onto state that just like him, Christie could to prove to be an All-Star, as history suggests the same.
Draymond Green hypes Max Christie’s arrival in Lakers
Talking about Los Angeles Lakers’ most recent and youngest recruit, Max Christie have teams willing to buy his long-term shooting development. At 6’4″, the youngster is a fundamentally sound wing who can hit jumpers off spot-ups, screens and pull-ups. Moreover, Christie spent just one season with the Spartans before entering the grandest league. The rookie guard averaged 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 35 games as a freshman and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
But while Green believes Christie could one day be an All-Star, he has a lot of work to put in if he wants to make the Lakers’ roster. That being said, Green had spent four seasons at Michigan State from 2008-12 before entering the NBA. He had an impressive senior season for the Spartans, averaging 16.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block in 37 games.
The former DPOY remains to be one of the most prestigious and celebrated members of Steve Kerr’s core Warriors. But for Christie, he surely would be requiring to earn his place among the best stars in the league in Hollywood, especially when the franchise is looking to turn the tables in their favor after a dismissal 2021-22 season. Will we witness the legendary of yet another young star breaking out, out of the blues? Time will unravel all answers.