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Ryan Kelly | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: Duke
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Ryan Kelly said that he will spend this offseason working on his 3-point shooting, and becoming better at putting the ball on the floor.
Kelly was simply awful to start the year, but he ended the season strong, averaging 10.7 points, 4.2 assists, and 1.4 three-pointers per game over 35 minutes per game through the month of April. However, Kelly wasn't really showing up in the box score when the Lakers had other healthy bodies to compete with him for minutes and shots, so we're not expecting much from him next season. Apr 16 - 3:55 PM

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Ryan Kelly scored just three points on 1-of-6 shooting (no threes) with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 27 minutes on Monday against the Kings.

This is weird because the Kings don't defend the 3-point line, but also not too terribly surprising because Kelly is terrible from the small forward position where he played last night. The Lakers have run out of small forwards, so Kelly could see significant run there against the Kings on Wednesday. Still, Sacramento is so terrible that you almost have to start him.
Apr 14 - 4:36 AM

Ryan Kelly or Jabari Brown could start at small forward for the Lakers on Monday against the Kings.

With literally every possible small forward option on the roster sidelined, Kelly and Brown will likely both spend time playing out of position for the remainder of the season. Kelly is coming off a whopping 39 minutes of action on Sunday and should have no shortage of opportunities going forward. Leave him on the waiver wire at your own peril.
Apr 13 - 11:48 AM

Ryan Kelly moved to small forward during the second half on Sunday with Wes Johnson (ankle) unavailable, finishing with 10 points (2-of-10 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes.

Kelly has spent only 10 percent of his playing time at SF this season, according to Basketball-Reference, and he's a more natural fit at PF. The Lakers don't have any alternatives with Johnson injured, however, as both Wayne Ellington and Nick Young have already been ruled out for L.A.'s final two games. Kelly's perimeter shooting is less of an advantage vs. opposing small forwards, but either way he'll have a terrific matchup vs. the Kings' defense on Monday.
Apr 13 - 12:14 AM

Ryan Kelly is eager to prove that he can play at a high level despite a very frustrating season.

"I didn’t have the season I would’ve liked," Kelly said. "Every opportunity I have these last few is an opportunity to prove to the coaching staff, my teammates and our fans that I should be here." Kelly went off for 21 points with four boards, seven assists, one block and five treys vs. the Wolves on Friday, and he has now played 30 or more minutes over his last 10 games. The Lakers are going to give Kelly every chance to succeed down the stretch, meaning he is a must-own player in all leagues.
Apr 11 - 9:51 AM

Ryan Kelly exploded for a season-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting (including a career-high five treys) with four rebounds, seven assists and one block over 38 minutes in the Lakers' 106-98 win over the Wolves.

Kelly has enjoyed the Lakers' favorable schedule for the past few weeks and over his last four games he has been a top 35-50 play. In that span he is averaging 4.0 combined steals, threes and blocks in the money counting stat categories, while returning 13.8 points, 3.5 boards and 5.0 assists with good percentages to boot. Pass him up at your own risk.
Apr 11 - 4:29 AM

Ryan Kelly recovered from Tuesday's brutal game to score 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting with three 3-pointers, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Kelly shot 3-of-17 from the field on Tuesday and was a combined 25.0 percent from the field over his previous three games, but his slump didn't shake Byron Scott's confidence. Kelly is logging 35 minutes over his past 10 games and his inflated playing time is enough to maintain value in 10-team leagues, especially since he's quietly averaging 1.3 triples, 1.0 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.
Apr 9 - 12:25 AM

Ryan Kelly built his own brick factory on Tuesday, shooting 3-of-17 from the field to finish with eight points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals before fouling out.

The Lakers kept this rematch vs. the Clippers much closer than Sunday's debacle, thanks largely to the Clips' lackluster second unit, but they didn't have enough firepower in the fourth quarter. Kelly is averaging a whopping 36.8 minutes over L.A.'s past five games and he's one of a few players in Byron Scott's good graces, but he's still just a low-end value for owners seeking 3-pointers (1.0), blocks (0.9) and FT percentage (94.4 percent).
Apr 8 - 1:29 AM

Ryan Kelly started and played 30 minutes on Wednesday, but had just 12 points, one rebound, three assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-9 shooting in a loss to the Pelicans.

You didn't pick Kelly up for assists and one board, but the Lakers couldn't do anything on the glass tonight against the Pelicans. Tarik Black had 16 points, but just three rebounds, Carlos Boozer was back in action, but had just three rebounds, and Jordan Hill chipped in with just 10 points and seven boards. Kelly should be better in the next one, but it seems like all the Lakers power forwards are just going to cancel each other out on most nights.
Apr 2 - 2:36 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jordan Clarkson
2Jeremy Lin
3Dwight Buycks
4Ronnie Price
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Nick Young
3Kobe Bryant
4Jabari Brown
5Vander Blue
SF1Ryan Kelly
2Wes Johnson
PF1Tarik Black
2Carlos Boozer
3Ed Davis
4Julius Randle
C1Robert Sacre
2Jordan Hill