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Lakers make Ryan Kelly, not Kent Bazemore, a restricted free agent
Lakers make Ryan Kelly, not Kent Bazemore, a restricted free agent

The Lakers have given Ryan Kelly a $1-million qualifying offer, making the former Duke forward a restricted free agent. Kelly was selected by the Lakers with the 48th pick in the 2013 NBA draft. After a slow start as he recovered from April 2013 foot surgery, Kelly become a regular contributor this season, averaging 8.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks a game after the All-Star break. The Lakers have chosen not to give guard/forward Kent Bazemore a qualifying offer of $1.1 million. He'll become an unrestricted free agent this week. Bazemore was acquired, along with MarShon Brooks, before the February trade deadline in a deal that sent guard Steve Blake to Golden State. Bazemore...