HoopsHype Ryan Kelly rumors

December 30, 2013 Updates

Four players are signed to nonguaranteed contracts: Xavier Henry, Shawne Williams, Ryan Kelly and recent acquisition Kendall Marshall. The Lakers have until Jan. 7 to decide which players they want to keep the rest of the season. The deadline is officially Jan. 10, but each player needs 48 hours to clear the NBA's waiver process. Henry was signed over the summer for $916,099 and has proved to be one of the team's best off-season acquisitions. Los Angeles Times

In Sunday night's 111-104 loss to the 76ers, Marshall helped spark an early fourth-quarter rally, finishing with eight points, three assists and two rebounds — all season highs. If Marshall lasts beyond the January deadline, his $547,570 for the current season will lock in. With all 15 players, the Lakers' team salary for the season is $91.4 million, including $12 million in luxury tax penalties. Los Angeles Times

December 26, 2013 Updates

In five appearances with the D-Fenders, Kelly averaged 25.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. General Manager "Mitch [Kupchak] and everybody has been great during that whole time period of getting me up and down" to the D-Fenders, said Kelly. "I was getting a lot of practice time with both teams." "Obviously you play a lot of minutes in games [with the D-Fenders], I haven't done that since college," he continued. "I hadn't played in games or really long scrimmages since the end of my senior season. That was tremendous helpful." Los Angeles Times

December 8, 2013 Updates

Not only will the Lakers get Kobe Bryant back Sunday night when they host the Toronto Raptors, but the team also recalled rookie forward Ryan Kelly from the D-Fenders. Kelly is one of the Development League's top scorers, averaging 25.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals in five games. Los Angeles Times

December 5, 2013 Updates

Eric Pincus: Ryan Kelly re-assigned to the D-Fenders - this is going to be a regular thing methinks. Twitter @EricPincus

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Kelly's future with the Lakers could hinge in part on how many players the team decides to keep during the season; its roster can number between 13 and 15. General Manager Mitch Kupchak recently said ownership may be willing to keep 14 or 15 players because the team's payroll is down from last season. Los Angeles Times

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Despite undergoing surgery in April, Kelly still isn't quite read to participate in the team's training camp, which kicked off on Saturday. "I've been medically cleared by the doctors," Kelly said. "Now we're just taking our time, obviously because I haven't been able to run fully for a while now." Ryan is running on the Lakers' Alter-G treadmill, which helps support a percentage of his body weight. "We're at 90% today," said Kelly on Saturday, running on all but 10% of his 230 pounds. "You've got to get to 100% before you're running on the court." Los Angeles Times

September 20, 2013 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed rookie forward Ryan Kelly, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Kelly, a 6-11 forward out of Duke, was selected by the Lakers in the second round (48th overall pick) in the 2013 NBA draft. The former McDonald’s All-American, who earned a 2010 NCAA Championship as well as two ACC Championships with Duke, played all four seasons for the Blue Devils where he averaged 7.5 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 46 % from the field. NBA.com

September 19, 2013 Updates

Kelly has already gone through plenty, having surgery in April to repair a screw that was initially inserted in his right foot in March 2012 to treat a broken bone. “Ryan has already done this twice. So this makes us want to take this really slowly and bring him back one step at at time,” Vitti said Thursday at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo in a wide-ranging interview with this newspaper. “We want to make sure the screw is in there and the bone is healed around the screw.” Los Angeles Daily News

September 17, 2013 Updates

Mark Medina: Lakers plan to evaluate Ryan Kelly in about a week. Kelly has had problems w/ right foot since having surgery in April. Twitter

September 16, 2013 Updates

Kevin Ding: Lakers officially signed Marcus Landry, brother of Carl. Marcus might well make the team, helped by Ryan Kelly (foot) very possibly not. Twitter @KevinDing

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