The Los Angeles Lakers took Duke Forward Ryan Kelly with their 48th pick in the 2nd round of the 2013 NBA Draft. Kelly is a 6’11, 230 pound power forward that can knock down the outside shot. Kelly will fit in perfectly as a stretch 4 in D’Antoni ‘s style offense. Kelly will struggle guarding his position in the league due to his lack of strength and athleticism, but should have a great shot at making the Lakers squad due to his offensive skills, great work ethic and high basketball IQ.
The Lakers did not have a 1st round pick in this year’s draft as it was traded to the Phoenix Suns in the Steve Nash trade last off-season.
– Fern Rea
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