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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 (hamstring) was spotted going through some shooting drills on Friday.
He's targeting January for his return, so he's getting close. However, he's buried on the bench in LA, and simply isn't worth owning in any league. Leave him on the wire. Dec 26 - 6:07 PM

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Ryan Kelly (hamstring) will work out on Saturday and he could see increased work at practice on Sunday.

If those workouts go well, he could go through some practice on Monday. Kelly has already aggravated his hamstring injury once, so the Lakers won't be in a rush to bring him along. He's not worth owning in any fantasy league.
Dec 25 - 11:13 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) got some shots up during the Lakers' practice on Thursday, but he's still not expected to make a return until January.

Kelly is currently one month into a 6-week timetable, but he's not going to have much value upon his eventual return playing behind Carlos Boozer, and Ed Davis. He can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Dec 18 - 3:33 PM

Coach Byron Scott said on Thursday that he doesn't expect Ryan Kelly (hamstring) to be ready to play until 2015.

Kelly injured his left hamstring back on October 1, and then injured his right hamstring on November 16. He just hasn't been able to stay healthy, and given the tricky nature of hamstring injuries it's no surprise that Scott is expecting Kelly to miss some time. Even when he returns to the active roster, he's going to be playing behind Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill, Robert Sacre, and Ed Davis, so his upside is essentially non-existent. Kelly doesn't belong on a roster in any league.
Nov 27 - 2:32 PM

Ryan Kelly has a tear in his hamstring and will be out for six weeks.

Ouch. This is his third hamstring injury in the past month and he's hurt both of them. Kelly can be cut in all leagues.
Nov 17 - 6:14 PM

Ryan Kelly injured a different portion of his right hamstring on Sunday.

Previously, Kelly had injured both hamstrings, and now he's got a new injury in his right hammy on top of the existing concern. Kelly will see a doctor on Monday and is expected to be sidelined indefinitely. Byron Scott wants to make him a part of the rotation, but Kelly's health just isn't cooperating.
Nov 17 - 9:42 AM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) will see a doctor on Monday before deciding whether to join the Lakers on their road trip, which begins in Atlanta on Tuesday.

L.A. is on the road for three games before returning home to face the Nuggets on Sunday, Nov. 23. Kelly has struggled with injuries to both of his hamstrings this season and he aggravated his right hamstring during an explosive drive on Sunday. His absence wouldn't significantly impact any other Lakers' fantasy outlooks.
Nov 17 - 12:46 AM

Ryan Kelly will not return after aggravating his strained right hamstring during the second quarter of Sunday's game.

He drove toward the hoop and immediately pulled up in discomfort. Given the lingering nature of most hamstring injuries, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Tuesday's game as a precaution.
Nov 16 - 10:09 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) returned to action on Friday, logging 12 minutes off the bench with five points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Kelly has given good minutes to the Lakers in the past but we need to see him move up in Byron Scott's rotation before paying him much attention.
Nov 15 - 3:26 AM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) will play against the Spurs on Friday night.

Coach Byron Scot gave him a green light tonight, but it's unclear how many minutes he'll see. Kelly isn't great on defense, so it's hard to imagine him getting more than double-digit minutes.
Nov 14 - 2:36 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) is not being listed on the Lakers' injury report, which suggests he could play Friday.

Whether Kelly sits or plays should have no consequence to owners in standard leagues. Byron Scott isn't a fan of the 3-point shot, which is really the only thing Kelly can offer to fantasy teams. He has a negligible role with the Lakers, and should remain untouched on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
Nov 13 - 7:10 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Coach Byron Scott said he wants Kelly to get some practice in before he puts him in the lineup. Kelly will likely need a couple injuries to get consistent playing time off the bench.
Nov 12 - 6:37 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

L.A. will go for their second straight victory with just 10 healthy players. They're also on the road in Memphis, so the odds are stacked against them. Reserve players like Ronnie Price, Xavier Henry, Jordan Clarkson and Robert Sacre should see more action that usual given the Lakers' injury woes.
Nov 11 - 8:12 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

"With the back-to-back schedule, it might be counter productive to put him in there and then expect him to go play [Wednesday]," head coach Byron Scott said. "In my mind, maybe Wednesday night." It's looking like Kelly is on the doubtful side of questionable for Tuesday night, but he's an irrelevant option in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 11 - 3:03 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) will not play against Charlotte on Sunday.

He can't seem to shake his hamstring issues, and even when he does return to full health, he likely won't see enough run to be relevant in standard leagues. Leave Kelly on the waiver wire for now.
Nov 9 - 8:49 PM

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