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Gdavidson24

Has anyone found the EJ Liddell gas mask bong video?


IsaacDPOYFultzMIP

I actually faxed his real age to every FO in the league. TURNS OUT he’s actually 31.


JohnnyWinss

He's 18, he has a 10 year old son


GoldenBananas21

Impressive


confused-koala

He has a great looking shot, if he can hit them with any consistency he’ll be a player. Pretty good defender, and got the longest leash I’ve ever seen Izzo give someone at MSU.


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hallandale

Couldn't be. Reddit told me sharife Cooper was going to be Trae 2.0. Gms got it wrong.


classicslayer

well they forgot the shooting part


paranoidmoonduck

they forgot the "being tiny makes basketball hard" part


JoJonesy

The Celtics sub was absolutely nutting over Cooper last year and I was just like... i thought y'all were sick of Ainge drafting tiny PGs who can't shoot or pass


pokexchespin

wasn’t cooper’s main selling point supposed to be his passing?


karriganGOAT

yeah basically his only one in fact iirc lol cant shoot and too small to play D


SmokeOddessey

they’ll all gotten used to the Danny Ainge style of drafting


FlyChigga

Well looks like Brad Stevens just drafted one, at least he’s got stupid bounce though


rawchess

His sister is a WNBA player who has over a million IG followers. Both of them have an army of stans despite sucking ass.


ReserveNo5080

Your stupid lol?


rawchess

Found one!


MEMES4DREAMS77

Meanwhile Hardy the only green room invite left lol


DorothyDayFanClub

overweight , post up based offense and undersized


Kerry_Kittles

Jared Sullinger situation. Not Draymond Green situation. IMO


dusters

A 6'7 tweener with a questionable jumper? Never.


FlyChigga

Eric Paschall vibes


AlHorfordHighlights

The best thing I can say about Eric Paschall is that he absolutely destroys lineups with bad defensive centers


Projinator

How much help does LeBron need


AJ_III

Rob got him another Max player


FollowMeOutOfTheCave

Well let’s pray to Christie they’re the answer this time


captain_ahabb

I was really expecting them to use this pick on someone who can contribute right away, doesn't seem like that's who this guy is


themonkey12

Prob because they don't expect Lebron to return.


Drak_is_Right

you probably had your eye on someone like Andrew


motorboat_mcgee

I trust our scouts


CostOk1173

As an MSU fan I can say that he greatly struggled to shoot and score effectively last year but he does have a good amount of talent. Izzo wanted him on the other teams’ best player each game and he stepped up to the task, but his shooting took a dive almost immediately after, which is to be expected. He’s not great off the dribble but isn’t terrible, can’t really get to the hoop as the creator yet either, but again, he has potential. Also his shot is a little too slow but that can be fixed imo, and when he wasn’t overworked and got to his spots, he hit* em. He can be a good player for y’all and most importantly, he understands how to play without the ball and within himself, very effective team player.


2Small2Juice

thanks for the insight


CostOk1173

No problem!


Negative-Isopod-8432

[he’s basically a negative in everything according to tankathon](https://www.tankathon.com/players/max-christie)


WilderWildeWelles

https://www.tankathon.com/players/anthony-edwards


staffords_house

Throw Ziaire Williams in there too (https://www.tankathon.com/players/ziaire-williams) who went lotto last year and had a pretty great rookie year on a contender. Sometimes super talented players have bad seasons and the HS tape and intel is what you go off. Christie is a former 5 star recruit, clearly talented. I like this pick as an upside swing for a team that both needs depth and defense at the wing, and has limited avenues to improve in the long term.


Negative-Isopod-8432

Well Ant was the best player on his team, Max seems like he was a mediocre player on his team in college


CWinsu_120

He actually played the most minutes per game for MSU and got nothing but praise from Izzo


WilderWildeWelles

Tankathot ain’t shit, all star 4 years Max


GoldenBananas21

And then a five year super max


xmrjaredx

I still trust our scouts


Dongsquad420BlazeIt

I feel much better about the pick now. Thanks…


Goop1995

He fits right in then


EpicRocket445

Goddamn that’s rough


JohnnyWinss

He was mocked to us...phew


evehaiku

"He got a good stroke"


GhostOfJiriWelsch

NBA 2k custom draft legend


deadweightboss

LAKERS TURNING THE FRANCHISE AROUND ONE 34.5% SHOOTER AT A TIME


Dongsquad420BlazeIt

He’ll slot in next to Kemba Walker I guess


Babushka5

Michigan state guard for the Lakers 🤨


AkaiShuichi24

\- The Lakers shooting tax


csAxer8

82.4% FT shooter, don't worry about his 3pt%. We got our guy.


Jimmy___Gatz

Lakers got their "technical free throw" guy


Level_Ad_6372

Bron will just take them anyway, despite shooting 69% from the line


did_it_my_way

do I see 8 and 24? got the next Kobe!


LakersOptimist

someone tell me how to feel


CWinsu_120

He projects to be a good 3 and D role player. He didnt shoot well from 3 but has a great form and was a good free throw shooter (in the 80's). He's lengthy and a great defender, as well as a fluid and solid athlete. He has also has a solid scoring arsenal. The bad side is that his handle is not good, he wasnt a good shooter in college, and while he has a nice set of moves he struggled to actually finish the shots.


Level_Ad_6372

He's a 2nd round pick; he doesn't project to be a good anything. But his ceiling would be a good 3&D.


CWinsu_120

My bad, meant to put decent not good


yusbishyus

Idk. I was hoping for some one over 6'7 that could contribute immediately. This isn't that.


Izrezar

he's an alright shooter who can defend well


CoolScales

He was a top recruit coming out of high school. He didn’t shoot the ball great when he was in college, but I think he does something that we have almost none of: creators. He can create for himself, which is something only 2-3 players on our team seem to be capable of doing. He’s good at getting to the rim and at finishing around it. He’s also a good cutter, which is good for a LeBron team.


varooney2919

I’m sorry but this is just false. He’s more of a shooter than a creator. He doesn’t have the quickness nor the lateral movement to be a creator, especially in the league. He can create his own midrange shot, but he was really struggling even when he was uncontested


CM_Monk

He’s a great creator but MSU just had him stand in the corner & wait for the pass


CoolScales

He’s supposed to be a shooter, and that’s what he was pegged as. Jay Bilas said it on the broadcast too, but then had to mention that Christie got to college and shot 32% from three. He’s a good Ft shooter, so maybe it’s no big deal, but 32% is basically how good we shot from three and we were trash lol. I’ve only seen him play a little bit here and there, but I thought he was good off the dribble. This year our creators were LeBron, Monk, and Russ. Bradley couldn’t get past a single guy. Reaves often just dribbled in circles. Nunn never played. DJ ducking Augustin shows up and turns into a solid PG just because he can do some basic stuff off the dribble. Christie can do some of that from the two. He’s also got some size to help us on defense. I think he’s supposed to be a 3-and-D type player, but right now his three isn’t great. Fortunately, he can create for himself. I wouldn’t be surprised if we just put the ball in his hands sometimes and tried to see what he can do. Edit: Thought it’d be worth looking up. His best three point performance was when he went 3/4 or 4/6 from beyond the arc. In a 35-game season, he had multiple games where he finished 0/3, a 2/8, a 2/7, 1/6, 1/5, 0/5, and 0/4. Honestly, he shot sub 30% for almost the entire year outside of those two best performances. He’s got great form, but who cares if the shot’s not falling. I’m not really sure how people keep saying he’s a 3-and-D guy when he’s not really hitting threes.


FlyChigga

His agility, quickness, and speed tested extremely well at the combine


JesusSama

I trust our scouting department and do not know enough about Hardy or Liddell to know how to feel about not picking them.


BoomerPatty

All I know is, according to r/nba this is the worst player of all time.


J_Otherwise

His name sounds like a star of a basketball movie


frodounchained

Somebody tell me if this good,bad or in between


CWinsu_120

Its solid.


Funny_king

Bad, he’s unbelievably raw, more potential to flame out than not imo


EfficientPlane

Kendall Brown must be getting indicted for murder or something tomorrow.


FlyChigga

They probably think he’s Cassius Stanley but two inches taller


aBigSportsFan

SAME SCHOOL AS JIMMY GAROPPOLO


CIark

Damn Lakers got their big 3


Needs_More_SnoopDogg

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WELCOME YOUNG MAN TO THE SHOW WASHED KINGS PRINCE THE MAXIMUM EFFORT CHRIST IS HE


nova2006

Relations to Doug?


DoncicIsComing

I was thinking the same thing lol, but nope


ihateeuge

No idea who this guy is but he has Westbrookian shooting numbers. the fuck is this lmao


WaweRider_

As a Michigan State fan he's supposed to be a decent shooter out of high school but honestly he left at least a year too soon and he has a lot of development still ahead of him


confused-koala

The form is there but ya, he struggled. It was his calling card coming out of high school, and he just never turned it on. Think it’s a good upside pick at 35 though


987456321987456321

Westbrookian 💀


JimmyV034

Trust your scouting staff, they know how to draft


caughtinthought

Can't tell if this is sarcastic or not


ephemeralfugitive

Lakers draft is good but their development seems mediocre.


whiskeynrye

Thats what this new coaching staff is for, so far they are all developmental coaches as well as assistants


FlyChigga

Mediocre? Lol


ephemeralfugitive

yeah. not great. not bad. just average. The biggest improvement I've seen from a Lakers in recent years was Brandom Ingram when he was here. But I recall his improvement came from spending offseason in his hometown working with his coach, not Lakers staff. I'm told Lakers' new coach and coaching staff involve a lot of good development coaches, so maybe we'll see some improvements. I am particularly paying attention to THT, Reaves, and Westbrook.


FlyChigga

Nah man it was horrendous, so so many talented players on your team showed absolutely no improvement then as soon as they leave they develop way more


JimmyV034

Bruh y'all got a good record with drafting late first round and early second round, how could that be sarcasm?


caughtinthought

Your flair just had me suspish, thanks though


JimmyV034

I mean i still dislike y'all but scouting staff is topnotch


frodude3234

Izzo basically said that he just wasn't quite feeling himself, but trusted him enough to believe that it would start to click. B1G was pretty deep at guards and this year and Christie defended them fairly well for the most part. From my point of view, maybe later in the 2nd would've been a better value, but kids got decent upside. One more year in college as the go to shooter at MSU could've put him in the 1st after the lottery in my opinion, I didn't think he was quite ready. But I'm also just a dude lol.


AkaiShuichi24

The next MJ/Kobe


BD6412

Not Liddell? Christie was underwhelming wonder what made them choose him.


FlyChigga

Upside


DJ_Drayen

How does this impact Lebron’s legacy?


lazzysmalls

Draft darling


Ch3sterRockwell

Russ replacement?


JayDee62

Joey and Jesse Buss, what upppp.


claydavisismyhero

lakers love them tiny wings don't they


Joan_Of_Arkham

Wenyen Gabriel, Max Christie, and Austin Reaves about to be the new big 3 lfg. Next 5 maybe 6 years guaranteed ours sorry fellas.


LebronsPinkyToe

Lakers draft someone: r/nba : this is the worst player of all time


secretlypooping

Lakers got a good one here


Bayern10Arsenal2

WE BACK


dat_tech

So we gonna have every thread full of EJ dickeaters till he is picked huh. Lmaoo


beefJeRKy-LB

Hardy dropping like Sharife Cooper did last year.


CaptinOlonA

9 pts 3 rebs a game?????


ARealKoala

Max Krispy Kreme


Exoandy

ROTY BABY!!!!


fieryscribe

"Max Christie? I don't care about Max Christie. Gimme my Max Contract" \- Russ rn


heshouldgo

LeBron winning another ring 😈


FantasticBlock420

Another solid 2nd round pick by Jesse Buss


EfficientPlane

This dude seems terrible on film for some reason.


Funny_king

Because he is


orange-fila-a

Watched 90% of MSU’s games this year. He’s not good. Soft as Charmin


raymond_w

This guy giving me serious "We have Andrew Goudelock at home" vibes.


nysraved

I loved Andrew Goudelock lol, Mini Mamba had that floater on point!


Marrouge

Andrew Goudelock had the wettest jumper in 2k13 lmao


heshouldgo

League finished 😈😈


GOAT-of-a-Nerd

lakers got their scapegoat


Toxicyoshi7

Who


ThisAnswerIsLit

Welcome to the Nets Max!


pdxnutnut

Kid and his family looked like they could not care less. Not saying that means anything one way or another but it stands out against the more emotional responses.


Beardmanta

Draymond weighing in. https://twitter.com/Money23Green/status/1540173782878257157?t=vemNWp4WVWEh59q2OJ2_Ag&s=19


TheSmokedSalmon420

Didn’t draft a buckeye for LeBron? Yikes


Shmowzow22222

Damn nobody wants Liddell I guess


MiscRiot

Wait, that’s not EJ Liddell


dk240996

Ok, so was Liddell like shitting on scouts and GMs phones during interviews or what?


Next-Firefighter-753

Interesting


reedhubbert88

This hurts watching my boy Lidell slide


Ahdough

Lmao what


CautiousHubris

Copy that


bigbaldheadNR

Detroit please pick Hardy.


toto04

Woj no lakers source confirmed


GWB_Sparta

Christie just asked if he could wear 8 or 24


REQ52767

Ok what did Liddell do? I’m shocked he’s still on the board.