I guess the Lakers finally decided to sign rookie Rayn Kelly after drafting him in June. Lakers Nation with the scoop:
Today the Lakers announced via press release that they have signed rookie forward Ryan Kelly. Kelly was taken 48th overall by the Lakers in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Duke University.
Kelly was named ACC player of the week twice in his senior year at Duke and received honorable mention for the All-ACC team. Kelly missed 13 games with a foot injury during his senior year with Duke, and is currently recovering from an operation to repair the foot he injured during the season.
Kelly will have to break into the rotation by his shooting. Mainly because…well…he’s not too strong in any other areas except for passing. Of course, there’s this:
Kelly still hasn’t fully recovered from his injured foot, and is not expected to be back for the start of training camp.
Uh-huh. Well, we’ll see what happens.