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Ryan Kelly to play Friday night, on assignment with D-Fenders
Ryan Kelly to play Friday night, on assignment with D-Fenders

Before the Lakers head out on a four-game trip, starting in New York on Sunday, second-year forward Ryan Kelly will play a game in El Segundo on assignment in the NBA Development League. The Lakers sent Kelly to the D-Fenders, who play host to the Bakersfield Jam on Friday, but are expected to recall the 23-year-old Duke product in time to fly to New York on Saturday. Kelly struggled to stay healthy for most of the first half of the season, fighting through multiple hamstring issues. Through 17 games, Kelly is averaging 7.8 points and 6.1 rebounds and shooting just 32.2% from the field. Coach Byron Scott recently moved Kelly into the starting lineup, out of position at small forward....

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