The Los Angeles Lakers found a skilled 3-and-D wing in Max Christie during the 2022 NBA Draft. The Lakers purchased the No. pick from the Orlando Magic to draft Christie on Thursday.
The Los Angeles Lakers signed two intriguing names from the undrafted free agent pool on Thursday, bringing in Scotty Pippen Jr. and Shareef O’Neal ahead of the 2022 Summer League. Pippen Jr. and Syracuse’s Cole Swider penned two-way contracts with the Lakers after the 2022 NBA Draft. The son of Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen worked out in L.A. in early June — and said he adored Purple and Gold great Kobe Bryant growing up after the session.
But, it’s not enough for newly drafted Indiana Pacer Bennedict Mathurin. The 6-foot-6 guard from the University of Arizona was born a year before James was in the league. He averaged 17.7 points in his sophomore year with the Wildcats and was named Pac-12 Player of the Year.