The Los Angeles Lakers are bringing back sophomore player Ryan Kelly, reports the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan. Kelly was drafted with the No. 48 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and played significant minutes for Los Angeles last season. Details of the deal were not immediately available.
Kelly averaged eight points and 3.7 rebounds per game and was a solid contributor in the Lakers mix of big men.
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Los Angeles' frontcourt depth has been injected with players. Ed Davis, Jordan Hill, Julius Randle and Carlos Boozer were all brought in or kept in L.A., and Robert Sacre is still under contract. It's unclear where Kelly fits into the rotation, as he's not likely able to play minutes at center and cannot fill in as a small forward either. Power forward is loaded with players for the Lakers.
Los Angeles' string of transactions has painted a clearer picture of a roster that was on hold until LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony made their decisions official, and the Lakers are slowly lining up the deals they have verbal agreements on with their salary cap structure.