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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'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

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Ryan Kelly struggled in another start for L.A. with two points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 20 minutes during Sunday's home loss.

Kelly will get an extended audition as a starter and his role is relatively secure with Kobe Bryant (shoulder) out of commission. Whether he'll have any fantasy appeal remains to be seen, however, and nearly all owners should observe him from a safe distance.
Jan 26 - 12:10 AM

Ryan Kelly started at small forward in Friday's loss to the Spurs, scoring seven points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds and one block in 22 minutes.

Kelly hasn't done anything of much value this season, but he has flashed potential in the past and as the Lakers turn the page on this season he'll be worth watching. If you're in a 14-16 team league and want to take a flier it's not the craziest thing we've heard of.
Jan 24 - 3:41 AM

Ryan Kelly will start against the Spurs on Friday.

It'll be his third start of the season. In his previous two, he averaged 7.5 points, 7.5 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.5 treys. Kelly could be worth a look in deeper leagues for owners needing treys. Of course, he's had a lot of trouble staying healthy.
Jan 23 - 7:17 PM

Ryan Kelly started at small forward and scored 13 points on 3-of-10 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds and one steal over 37 minutes in Friday's win.

Kelly hit all four freebies and logged 37 minutes. He has given quality minutes in the past and he's unlikely to survive Kobe Bryant and Wesley Johnson's return without some speed bumps, but keep an eye on him because he might look good on a tanking team later in the year.
Jan 10 - 3:33 AM

Ryan Kelly will start at small forward against the Magic on Friday.

He played 26 minutes on Monday in a start and should be around that amount of playing time again. Although, Kelly scored just two points with seven rebounds in that time. He's not worth owning in standard leagues and is a very risky play in daily.
Jan 9 - 8:50 PM

Ryan Kelly will start at small forward against the Blazers on Monday.

On a night that J.R. Smith and Dion Waiters were traded, of course Nick Young isn't starting despite him being listed as a starter at shootaround. Kelly will likely be on a minutes limit and is not a great fantasy option.
Jan 5 - 9:17 PM

Ryan Kelly could start at small forward on Monday against the Blazers in place of Wes Johnson (hip).

The Lakers are paper-thin on the wing already, and now without Johnson, Los Angeles may be forced to start Kelly out of position as a result. Kelly has looked rusty since returning from his hamstring injury, which is to be expected, and it would be a surprise if he played major minutes even if he did draw the start. Look for Nick Young and Wayne Ellington to get more minutes without Johnson and Kobe Bryant (rest) in the lineup.
Jan 5 - 10:40 AM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) returned to action on Friday, playing 10 minutes with two points, two rebounds and one block.

Kelly has flashed some potential in the past but we need to see him productive and healthy for a while before paying him much attention.
Jan 3 - 2:44 AM

Updating a previous report, Ryan Kelly (hamstring) will be active for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

"I like the way Ryan plays. He gives us something we don’t have. He’s a stretch four and very intelligent basketball player," Byron Scott said. "He fits in extremely well in the system. It’s just a matter of getting him out there." Scott said that he would trim minutes from Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill, and Ed Davis in order to make room for Kelly in the rotation, so we'll be watching Scott's rotations closely on Friday.
Jan 1 - 6:11 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) went through a full practice on Thursday without limitations, and he could be available to play for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

Whether Kelly is active or not will ultimately be the decision of head coach Byron Scott, but even if he plays, he won't be worth using in almost any league as he's eased back into the rotation. Kelly does give the Lakers something that they don't currently have, being a stretch 4, so he could eventually earn some playing time. But for now, he can safely be watched from the waiver wire in most leagues.
Jan 1 - 4:28 PM

Ryan Kelly (hamstring) participated in some 3-on-3 drills on Saturday, and head coach Byron Scott said that he could return for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

Kelly will likely be eased back into the rotation, but even fully healthy, he'll have a very limited role with the Lakers and won't be worth owning in most leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 02:28:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:07:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 11:13:00 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.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ronnie Price
2Jeremy Lin
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
PF1Ed Davis
2Carlos Boozer
3Ryan Kelly
4Julius Randle
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Tarik Black