Max Christie Falls Short of NBA Rising Stars Challenge Selection

Max Christie :In this year’s All-Star Weekend, scheduled for Friday, February 16th in Utah, second-year Los Angeles Lakers player Max Christie did not make the cut for the NBA’s Rising Stars Challenge, despite showing promise.

Max Christie

According to Ayrton Ostly of USA Today, the ten second-year players chosen for the event include Paolo Banchero from the Orlando Magic, Jalen Williams from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Shaedon Sharpe from the Portland Trail Blazers,

Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren from the Detroit Pistons, Jabari Smith Jr. from the Houston Rockets, Keegan Murray from the Sacramento Kings, Bennedict Mathurin from the Indiana Pacers, Walker Kessler from the Utah Jazz, and Dyson Daniels from the New Orleans Pelicans.

Max Christie Has Averaged 4.8 Points With Shooting Splits

While Max Christie has displayed potential, he hasn’t accumulated the same amount of playing time as his peers. Darvin Ham, the Lakers’ coach, has given the 20-year-old, a product of Michigan State, an average of 16.9 minutes per game.

In those minutes, Christie has averaged 4.8 points with shooting splits of .416/.333/.800, 2.6 rebounds, and one assist per game.

Max Christie

The 6’6″ wing, drafted as the No. 35 pick in 2022, has faced challenges due to inconsistent rotations and has been placed behind Cam Reddish and Jarred Vanderbilt on the perimeter.

Furthermore, once Gabe Vincent recovers from his left knee effusion surgery, Christie’s playing time could decrease even further.

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