Kelly (illness) will be available to play in Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Bill Oram of the OC Register reports. Kelly sat out of Monday's practice because of an illness, but after another day off for rest, he'll be available to play off the bench on Tuesday. Kelly has seen his minutes increase recently, averaging 19 over the Lakers' last five games, so look for a similar load on Tuesday, as the Lakers may need even more help in the frontcourt with Kobe Bryant (shoulder) sitting out.
Kelly (illness) did not take part in Monday's practice, Bill Oram of the OC Register reports. Kelly is dealing with a stomach virus, and the team will wait until Tuesday to make an official ruling on his status for the evening's contest against the Mavericks. The Duke product has seen an expanded role of late, averaging nearly 19 minutes per game over the Lakers' last five games.
Kelly was recalled from the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders on Monday. Kelly just spent the weekend in the D-League, but will rejoin the Lakers with Kobe Bryant (Achilles) uncertain to play in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans. If that's the case, Anthony Brown would likely start at small forward, so Kelly likely wouldn't stand to see big minutes off the bench.
Kelly was assigned to the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders on Friday. Kelly joins teammate, Tarik Black, in moving down to the D-Fenders for their game on Saturday. Both players' time in the D-League will likely be short-lived and we should see them back with the Lakers following Saturday's outing.
Kelly was recalled from the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders on Sunday. Kelly got hot in his brief stint in the D-League, going off for a game-high of 33 points (11-21 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 9-11 FT), while also adding four rebounds and four blocked shots over 36 minutes. As expected, he'll rejoin the Lakers for Sunday's matchup with the Suns and should provide depth at forward.
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