Kelly was not extended a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent, Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times reports. Kelly saw action in a career-low 36 games this past season, compiling averages of 4.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists over 13 minutes. The 25-year-old forward figures to land with a team in need of a frontcourt depth option, as he offers a big body that can stretch the floor. Kelly likely won't become a regular fantasy contributor no matter where he ends up, but he could at least have a shot at seeing a larger role if he's put in the right position with another team.
Kelly tallied 12 points (5-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, and one steal over 25 minutes in Tuesday's 103-81 loss to the Clippers. It's not a good sign when guys like Metta World Peace (17 points) and Kelly -- both of whom have been benchwarmers for much of the season -- rank as the Lakers' top two scorers on a given night, but that's exactly what happened Tuesday after the starters shot a combined 10-for-51 from the field. Kelly's proficiency in the face of the starters' struggles allowed him to finish with his second-highest minutes total of the season. While he may see his playing time fall in the remaining five games on the schedule, Kelly still figures to be a rotation regular, just as he has over the past five contests. He's averaging 4.8 points and 4.4 rebounds over 19 minutes during that stretch.
Kelly (wrist) played 17 minutes in Sunday's 101-88 loss to the Wizards, finishing with no points (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and five rebounds. Kelly was about as ineffective as possible while coming off the bench in his first game back from a wrist injury. In addition to failing to hit any shots, Kelly accrued four fouls and turned the ball over twice. He'll likely stick in the rotation over the final nine games of the season while coach Byron Scott looks to give his younger players some more opportunities, but with Kobe Bryant intent on playing out the schedule, Kelly will have to settle for a limited role off the bench.
Kelly (wrist) will be available for Sunday's game against Washington, Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News reports. Kelly had missed his last three games with a sprained left wrist. Unfortunately for the Duke product, his playing time has been extremely sporadic this season, making him a very risky DFS play, especially in lieu of his injury-induced absence.
Kelly has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Phoenix, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports. Kelly is battling a sprained right wrist, and he'll miss at least one more game after sitting out Tuesday's win over the Grizzlies. While Kelly played 21 minutes last Tuesday against the Kings and 21 minutes in Friday's loss to Phoenix, he hadn't seen double-digit minutes in 17 straight contests -- including a number of DNP-CDs -- prior to the Sacramento game.
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