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Ryan Kelly is back with the Hawks after a bizarre two weeks. Unfortunately, it won’t last. Kelly had a non-guaranteed contract with the Hawks and was traded to the Rockets last week as they accumulated similar contracts to accommodate the acquisition of Chris Paul. Had the Rockets waived Kelly prior to July 1 he could have re-signed with the Hawks. That did not happen. He was finally waived by the Rockets on Friday.
“We anticipated the way things were going to go I was going to be able to (re-sign with the Hawks),” Kelly said. “It didn’t come to fruition as expected. It’s certainly disappointing because I feel like I’ve built some good relationships (with the Hawks). That’s the nature of the business. People tell you one thing and do other things. I’ve got to go out and show what I can do to 28 other teams.”
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets waived forward Ryan Kelly today, making the move at the deadline before his contract would become guaranteed.
The Rockets intend to release forward Ryan Kelly this week, before his contract becomes fully guaranteed, the individual familiar with the team's plans said. Kelly was acquired last month in one of the deals to pick up non-guaranteed contracts should the team need them in a sign-and-trade free agent deal.
Reggio Emilia is interested in Ryan Kelly, as reported by La Gazzetta di Reggio.
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The Hawks are still finalizing details of the trade that will send Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers. The deal is not official and the parameters could change before it is completed. The transaction could be finalized Friday. As it currently stands, according to a person familiar with the situation, in exchange for Korver the Hawks will get a protected first-round draft pick (Nos. 11-30) in 2019. The pick will move to a 2020 protected pick if it does not convey in 2019. Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Mo Williams will also come to the Hawks as part of the deal. To make room for two players, the Hawks must open a roster spot. They are expected to waive Ryan Kelly.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed forward Ryan Kelly, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. He is expected to be in uniform for tonight’s game vs. Sacramento. Kelly, who spent training camp with the Hawks, appeared in six preseason contests.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed forward Ryan Kelly. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kelly, a 6’11” forward, appeared in six games for the Atlanta Hawks during the 2016 Preseason where he averaged 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 15.0 minutes per game. Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 48th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Kelly has appeared in 147 career games and recorded averages of 6.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
The Hawks released forward Ryan Kelly Tuesday night. The move brings the training camp roster to 18 players.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed free agents Will Bynum, Ryan Kelly and Richard Solomon, it was announced today by General Manager Wes Wilcox. The training camp roster (attached) stands at 20 players. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Bynum, a Georgia Tech alum and eight-year NBA veteran, has played in 360 career games (29 starting assignments) with Golden State (2005-06), Detroit (2008-14) and Washington (2014-15). The 6’0 guard owns career averages of 8.1 points, 3.3 assist and 1.6 rebounds in 18.4 minutes (.442 FG%, .799 FT%).
Eric Pincus: Lakers cap holds include Ryan Kelly $3.3 mil, MWP $980k, Ingram $4.4 mil & Tarik $1.2 mil - team techincally $4.4 mil under cap currently. Lakers can remove the Kelly/World Peace cap holds by renouncement, not Tarik/Ingram - to get to $8.7 mil in cap space
Will that be enough for the Lakers to include Kelly in a trade before the Feb. 18 trade deadline? Kelly, who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, offered a neutral perspective on his preference. “You can’t control that,” Kelly said. “Whatever happens, happens. I’m worried about myself getting better and getting prepared.”
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Jazz tade Derrick Favors to Thunder

Oklahoma City further added to its stockpile of future first-round picks as the Utah Jazz agreed to send a future No. 1 and center Derrick Favors to the Thunder for a future second-round pick, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday. Before the move, the Thunder already had 12 first-round picks above and beyond their own — some of which they can swap — over the next five drafts. Oklahoma City traded the No. 16 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft to the Houston Rockets for two future first-rounders — in 2022 (via the Pistons) and 2023 (via the Wizards). The Rockets then used the selection to pick Alperen Sengun.
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Colangelo on Trae Young: “I’m happy that he wants to play for USA Basketball. We had him in one of our camps. We know him in USA Basketball. He’s done really well in the NBA. But predicated on what we felt we needed, he didn’t fit the bill this time around. He’s a young player, he has a future with USA Basketball but it was the opinion of our staff that it wasn’t now. It’s for others to make the declaration ‘you made a mistake.’”
Can roster continuity ever return? Colangelo: “Some things are under your control and some things are not. When I took over I did have some control over setting the tone. I did want a three-year commitment. I needed three-year commitments and I got them. Be it from Carmelo, LeBron, Wade, Chris Paul, etc. We had a good format where we had competition every two years. But the powers that be changed the format and they thought it was going to be a positive — and I immediately said it may be good for the rest of the world but it’s not for USA Basketball.”
As for the players, Colangelo pointed to injuries to Kyle Kuzma, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Smart that did them in during the World Cup, and the pandemic-condensed schedule that kept a quarter of the roster away because they were in the Finals. And also, this team, as constructed, can still win gold. “If we had everyone in training camp at one time and we were working collectively toward all of our goals and objectives, we would have been much further along. … If all things were equal, we all had the same time to practice, we all had our rosters set, blah blah blah, I don’t think we’d be having this discussion. I don’t. But that’s not the case. So we are gonna do everything we can to overcome it now, and I believe we will.” — Colangelo
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Aron Baynes done for the Olympics

Aaron Baynes was ruled out for the rest of the Olympics after suffering a neck injury, Australia announced Friday. The injury during the Boomer’s win over Italy in the preliminary round of the tournament, Sunday. Baynes is expected to recover in the coming weeks, but not in time to help Australia for the rest of the tournament. Australia, who has a 2-0 record in the Olympics, will face Germany Saturday in the third pool game of Group B.
Spain players Marc Gasol, Alberto Abalde and Usman Garuba have been placed in semi-isolation after coming into close contact with with a person who tested positive for COVID-19,EFE reports, citing confirmation by the Spanish Federation. All three players can practice and play in the games but have to stay in individual rooms and travel in a different vehicle than the rest of the national team squad.
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“A lot of (players) called me and said they wanted to play, and then said, ‘hmm, I’m not so sure.’ I can understand it, there’s been a lot of things going on,” Colangelo said. “It’s challenging when you can’t even go out the door, except to practice or to a game. It’s really hard. If all things were equal, we all had the same time to practice, we all had our rosters set…I don’t think we’d be having this discussion. I don’t. But that’s not the case. So we are going do everything we can to overcome it now, and I believe we will.”