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Ryan Kelly | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Duke
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Ryan Kelly (strained right hamstring) is out Vs. the Jazz on Sunday.
He was supposed to make his return on Sunday after recovering from a strained left hamstring, but he can't seem to shake the injury bug this preseason. Kelly will find minutes hard to come by as he is currently slotted behind Carlos Boozer and Julius Randle. He is not on the fantasy radar. Oct 19 - 3:21 PM

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Byron Scott expects Ryan Kelly (hamstring) to make his return to the lineup on Sunday.

Kelly is going to be fighting for minutes with Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle, and Ed Davis, and that's not a situation that spells fantasy success. While Kelly had some nice games last season under Mike D'Antoni while the Lakers were decimated by injuries, there's just too much competition for minutes this year for him to be considered in standard leagues.
Oct 17 - 4:16 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) was limited to running three-man weaves during Tuesday's practice.

The Lakers' reserve forward is slowly increasing his activity in practice but for now he has no clear return date. Kelly had his moments under Mike D'Antoni in 2013-14 but he's unlikely to help fantasy owners this year with coach Byron Scott at the reins.
Oct 14 - 4:31 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) did some work on the side at practice on Saturday.

He's not close to returning and is probably losing out on playing time. Ed Davis has looked great so far, so Kelly may fall behind him or try to get run at the three.
Oct 11 - 3:53 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) could be back on the court by the end of next week, according to coach Byron Scott.

This is some rare good news for the Lakers, who are getting bitten by the injury bug already. Kelly is the third power forward on the depth chart and doesn't have much fantasy value.
Oct 4 - 6:11 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) missed practice on Thursday.

He's likely going to miss all of training camp with his moderate hamstring strain. We're not expecting Kelly to be in the rotation to start the season. We'll let you know if the team announces any MRI results.
Oct 2 - 9:22 PM

Ryan Kelly suffered a moderate left hamstring strain on Wednesday and is out indefinitely.

This is going to hurt his chances for playing time with coach Byron Scott. The Lakers drafted Julius Randle in the lottery and he'll likely soak up most of the bench minutes at power forward. Kelly will likely have an MRI and the Lakers should have a more precise prognosis soon.
Oct 1 - 4:31 PM

The Lakers officially re-signed Ryan Kelly to a two-year deal on Monday.

"[Kelly] did everything we asked of him as a rookie and showed great promise and potential," said GM Mitch Kupchak. Kelly had some nice stretches for the Lakers last season, but with Carlos Boozer, Julius Randle, and Ed Davis all in town, it will be very difficult for Kelly to crack the rotation. Owners can safely ignore Kelly on draft day.
Jul 21 - 6:04 PM

The Lakers will re-sign Ryan Kelly.

It's expected to be a two-year deal and it's likely at the veteran minimum because it wouldn't affect the salary cap. The Lakers waived Kendall Marshall's contract and they may have a tough time getting him back. They likely did this so they can bid on Carlos Boozer, who would be a strange fit on the Lakers. Kelly is likely going to start the season out of the rotation.
Jul 19 - 9:23 AM

The Jazz have interest in restricted free agent Ryan Kelly.

There are always some curious players to pop up early in free agency and Kelly is one of them. The Jazz would be one of a handful of teams who would put Kelly in their rotation considering their lack of depth up front and how they could use a guy to stretch the floor. He's unlikely to get a deal early on unless it's below his market value.
Jul 1 - 10:06 AM

Ryan Kelly will become a restricted free agent after receiving a $1 million qualifying offer from the Lakers.

L.A. declined to give Kent Bazemore a $1.1 million qualifying offer but they'll retain the right to match all bids for Kelly, who averaged 8.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.1 blocks in 25 minutes per game after the All-Star break as a rookie. He also made 0.9 threes per game, but it's his defensive stats which are truly eye-catching from a fantasy perspective.
Source: L.A. Times
Jun 30 - 1:05 AM

Ryan Kelly said he still thinks he can thrive outside of coach Mike D'Antoni's system.

Perhaps no player takes a bigger hit than Kelly on paper with D'Antoni resigning this week."I think I can play in multiple styles of offenses," Kelly said. "Obviously Coach D’Antoni’s is more spread out and that’s what I’m going to be, more of a stretch four. But I showed the ability to handle the ball and put the ball on the floor." Even if Kelly does fit into the new coach's scheme, the Lakers getting healthy to start the year will likely push him out of the rotation.
May 2 - 2:52 PM

Ryan Kelly started on Friday against the Warriors, scoring 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two threes in 37 minutes.

There was some last minute lineup shuffling between he and Robert Sacre (four points, seven rebounds, one block, 19 minutes), but ultimately Kelly was given the nod to start and he came through like owners have pictured he might. Unfortunately, Mike D'Antoni doesn't always cooperate and Kelly is often content to let the other guys get theirs, but in this system this is the type of upside he has on any given night.
Apr 12 - 2:50 AM

Ryan Kelly hit 5-of-11 shots for 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Rockets.

Kelly hit just 3-of11 shots on Sunday, but was much better tonight, as he got to the line and made 8-of-11 free throws. He's starting at small forward and should continue to do so until the season mercifully comes to an end.
Apr 9 - 1:28 AM

Ryan Kelly made just 3-of-11 from the field against the Clippers on Sunday for six points with four boards, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes.

This matchup was not a good one for Kelly. He need some serious work as an interior defender and the Clippers showed the world today how often the Lakers are incapable of filling the paint on defense. Still, Kelly will have some opportunity thanks to output in 3-pointers as long as Paul Gasol (illness) is out.
Apr 6 - 6:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeremy Lin
2Steve Nash
3Ronnie Price
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Jordan Clarkson
3Wayne Ellington
4Jabari Brown
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
3Xavier Henry
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Julius Randle
3Ryan Kelly
4Roscoe Smith
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Ed Davis