Mar 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers power forward Ryan Kelly (4) controls the ball in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 134-126. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers to re-sign Ryan Kelly

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It has been a busy offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers.

They have signed Memphis Grizzlies’ big man Ed Davis to a two-year, $2 million deal and won the amnesty claim for Chicago Bulls’ veteran big Carlos Boozer.

They lost free agent big man Pau Gasol (Chicago Bulls) guards Jodie Meeks (Detroit Pistons) and Kent Bazemore (Atlanta Hawks) and waived point guard Kendall Marshall, but re-signed guard Nick Young, swingman Wesley Johnson and big man Jordan Hill.

According Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have also agreed to to a deal to re-sign free agent forward Ryan Kelly. Bresnahan isn’t sure about the details of Kelly’s contract but believes it is a one or two-year deal.

Kelly was selected with the 48th-overall pick of the second round  by the Lakers in the 2013 NBA Draft. He seemed like a bit of a long-shot to see much time for the Lakers despite his prestigious college career with the Duke Blue Devils. However, as injuries piled up for the Lakers, he was called up from the Los Angeles D-Fenders on a few occasions and eventually became a regular with the Lakers. In 59 games, he made 29 starts and played 22.2 minutes per game. He averaged 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.5 steals per game while shooting 42.3% from the field, 33.8% from beyond the arc and 81.5% from the free throw line.

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