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Lakers are off to Sacramento, Ryan Kelly to Bakersfield

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The Lakers are in Sacramento on Friday to play the Kings, but rookie forward Ryan Kelly is off to Bakersfield.

Kelly was reassigned by the Lakers to the D-Fenders on Thursday, in time to play the fourth game of the D-League season against the Jam.

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In three appearances, Kelly is averaging 25 points and eight rebounds.

The D-Fenders (1-2) play the Jam on Saturday at home in El Segundo.

The Lakers want Kelly to get playing experience in the D-League.

There's a good chance the Lakers will call Kelly back for home games on Sunday against Toronto and Tuesday against Phoenix, then send him back to the D-Fenders.

The D-Fenders' Malcolm Thomas was called up by the San Antonio Spurs last week.

Thomas received a two-year deal with the Spurs, although only $100,000 of his contract this season is guaranteed.

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