Former NCAA champ and Los Angeles Lakers player Ryan Kelly signed with Real Betis for next season and will make the jump to Europe.
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.
Kelly joined the Hawks’ entry in the Las Vegas Summer League – in the second half of Sunday’s game after clearing waivers – in what can only be described as a weird transaction. He now must audition for the other NBA teams to try to find a landing spot.
“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.”
Chris Vivlamore: Ryan Kelly could join Hawks for second half of today's summer league game if he clears waivers.
Chris Vivlamore: Kelly is expected to be on Hawks bench and can play after 5 p.m. assuming he clears.
Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets waived forward Ryan Kelly today, making the move at the deadline before his contract would become guaranteed.
David Hardisty: Rockets are still looking at trade options, but they are likely waiving Ryan Kelly today, per source. His contract guarantee date is today.
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.
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.
Should the Hawks choose to waive Williams, Kelly could be re-signed to a 10-day contract. Kelly has appeared in just nine games for the Hawks.
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.
Shams Charania: The Atlanta Hawks have released center Edy Tavares and plan to sign forward Ryan Kelly, league sources tell The Vertical.
Bobby Marks: Tavares contract was guaranteed for $1m with a July 15 trigger date for next season. The cap hit on the Ryan Kelly contract will be $945k.
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.”