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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 scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, four assists and four blocks over 43 minutes in Monday's overtime win against the Sixers.
Kelly has been putting up interesting lines for a few games now and though the rug could be pulled out from underneath him he fits the definition of late-season pickup. Mar 31 - 12:59 AM

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Ryan Kelly played 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with seven points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Those are some empty stats with all that playing time. Kelly said he's more comfortable at power forward, but he's not exactly playing with pass-first teammates right now. Kelly is only worth a look in deep leagues.
Mar 28 - 1:19 AM

Ryan Kelly stated during a recent interview that he's more comfortable playing at the power forward position.

"I’m a little more comfortable there," Kelly said regarding the power forward spot. "I can get more involved offensively than I had been at times [playing small forward]." Kelly has started at the four-spot the past two games, putting in averages of 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 block per game. If he can continue to start at power forward, he'll be worth a look in deep leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting.
Mar 27 - 10:23 AM

Ryan Kelly had 11 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 4-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's overtime win against the Wolves.

The Lakers have benched both Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer as the tank-train gets cranked up, but Jordan Clarkson hit a couple free throws in the clutch to get the Lakers a disappointing win. Kelly, Ed Davis and Tarik Black are all worth a look right now as the Lakers should continue to sit Hill and Boozer as long as they can get away with it.
Mar 26 - 1:24 AM

Ryan Kelly played 29 minutes in a start at PF on Tuesday, finishing with 16 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

He didn't turn the ball over and this was one of his better outings of the season. Lakers coach Paul Pressey, filling in for Byron Scott, once again spread minutes thin and evenly throughout his first and second units, and Kelly's starting job isn't likely to result in reliable fantasy production. We'll let you know if he plays well enough to warrant your attention.
Mar 24 - 11:34 PM

Ryan Kelly will start vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, shifting Jordan Hill to the bench.

It's hard to get excited about Kelly's promotion given his performance in 20 previous starts this season -- he averaged a paltry 5.9 points on 28.2 percent shooting, with 0.9 threes, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.6 steals. He should be left on the waiver wire in nearly all fantasy leagues.
Mar 24 - 7:57 PM

Ryan Kelly could start next to Tarik Black against the Thunder on Tuesday.

That means Jordan Hill will move to the bench. This is a surprising move because the Lakers played well on Sunday and pulled out a win. Kelly is still not going to be worth owning even with the starting nod. Hill's fantasy value shouldn't fall too much with his bench role.
Mar 23 - 3:34 PM

Ryan Kelly came off the Lakers' bench for 13 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes during Sunday's loss to Atlanta.

Kelly hadn't made a bucket in his previous four games, which speaks to the flukiness of this line. He's on your waiver wire for a reason.
Mar 16 - 12:13 AM

Ryan Kelly scored only two points in 23 minutes off the bench during Sunday's home loss to the Mavs, shooting 0-of-4 from the field with two rebounds and one block.

Kelly is shooting 28.2 percent in 20 starts this season and the biggest surprise is that coach Byron Scott didn't bench him sooner. He's irrelevant in nearly all fantasy leagues, though deep-league owners searching for 3-pointers can at least keep an eye on him.
Mar 9 - 12:14 AM

Ryan Kelly logged 20 minutes vs. Denver on Tuesday but he scored only six points on 1-of-7 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs, with three boards and one assist.

One of Kelly's makes came from downtown but that wasn't nearly enough to salvage fantasy value. Kelly has been awful this season, shooting 32.2 percent from the field with a PER of just 6.5. He's somehow been even worse in 10 starts, making 28.1 percent of his field goals, and it's hard to imagine him starting much longer after the All-Star break.
Feb 11 - 1:46 AM

Ryan Kelly was hot during an overtime loss to the Magic on Friday with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

He set season highs in points, steals and 3-pointers while matching his best in blocks. Kelly did not score at all in his game on Wednesday and only scored 11 points combined in his previous five, so he's not a great option just yet. If he does it again on Sunday against the Cavs, maybe that will change.
Feb 6 - 9:37 PM

Ryan Kelly had yet another poor performance during the Lakers' blowout loss to the Knicks on Sunday, scoring just five points on 2-of-4 shooting with one rebound, one 3-pointer, and one turnover.

If the Lakers are tanking, Kelly is an excellent starter at the small forward position. He put up a plus/minus rating of minus-18 today, and he's averaging an incredible 4.7 points and 3.8 rebounds on 24.1 percent shooting with the starting unit. Unless your fantasy squad is tanking too, Kelly should not budge from your waiver wire.
Feb 1 - 6:16 PM

Ryan Kelly was recalled from the D-League on Saturday.

It was a little surprising to see him sent down the D-League after starting the last four games for the Lakers, but they probably just wanted to get him some additional touches and experience. Whether he keeps his starting spot or not, Kelly can continue to be ignored in most leagues until he can string together a couple of good outings.
Jan 31 - 12:16 PM

Ryan Kelly will play for the LA D-Fenders on Friday.

Kelly has started at small forward for the Lakers past four games, but he's struggled to make an impact with limited touches and his minutes have been kept in the low 20s for all of those outings. He'll have plenty of opportunities playing on LA's D-League squad tonight, but he has very little value on the Lakers, and can safely remain on the wire in nearly all leagues.
Jan 30 - 5:14 PM

Ryan Kelly's third straight start at SF for the Lakers was a dud, as he scored just one point with two rebounds and no other statistics in 20 minutes of action.

Kelly was 0-of-3 from the field and 1-of-2 at the free throw line. Lakers coach Byron Scott has given no indication that he'll replace Kelly with Wes Johnson or Nick Young in the near future, but Kelly's lack of production gives fantasy owners no incentive to pick him up in typical leagues.
Jan 28 - 1:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jordan Clarkson
2Jeremy Lin
3Ronnie Price
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Nick Young
3Kobe Bryant
4Jabari Brown
SF1Ryan Kelly
2Wes Johnson
PF1Tarik Black
2Carlos Boozer
3Ed Davis
4Julius Randle
C1Robert Sacre
2Jordan Hill