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Former Michigan State guard reportedly re-signing with Lakers

Former Michigan State guard reportedly re-signing with Lakers

Max Christie appears to be staying put.

The former Michigan State guard is expected to sign a four-year, $32 million contract to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to an ESPN report Sunday.

Christie was selected in the second round, 35th overall, by the Lakers in the 2022 draft. He has been a rotational player and averaged 3.8 points in 13.5 minutes per game with 10 starts in 108 games over the past two seasons combined.

Christie, a former five-star recruit from the Chicago metropolitan area, spent just one season at Michigan State. He averaged 9.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a freshman in 2021-22 before declaring for the NBA draft.

Christie increased his rookie scoring average from 3.1 to 4.2 points per game last season, but his three-point shooting percentage dropped from 41.9 to 35.6.

Staying with the Lakers means Christie will be in the same city as his younger brother. Cam Christie was selected in the second round, 46th overall, by the Clippers in the 2024 NBA draft on Thursday after spending one season in Minnesota.