Along with arguably winning the NBA offseason thus far with moves the team has made in NBA free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers also appear to be winning when it comes to the NBA Summer League.
Michigan State product Max Christie has put on a show for the Lakers during the Summer League so far, averaging nearly 20 points and playing extremely efficient basketball.
As a result of Christie’s strong play in Sacramento and now in Las Vegas, Lakers fans are buzzing about the 20-year-old and wondering if he might be able to crack the team’s rotation next season.
Unfortunately, much like Scoot Henderson and other notable players in Las Vegas, Christie is dealing with an injury he suffered in the loss against the Boston Celtics, and is listed as day-to-day moving forward, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.
Injury update from Vegas: Max Christie sustained a right hip strain in Wednesday’s game, and will be listed as “day to day” moving forward.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) July 13, 2023
This is unfortunate news for Christie and the Lakers as he has become a star attraction, especially with Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson being ruled out of the rest of Summer League.
Unlike Henderson and Wembanyama, however, the Lakers haven’t ruled out Christie for the rest of the tournament, so there might be a possibility that it’s something he can bounce back quickly from or continue playing through.
The Lakers likely want to see more of what Christie can do in order to get an idea of whether they really want to showcase him during the preseason with the possibility of him getting some time on the floor with starters and important role players.
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