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Lakers assign F Kelly to D-League

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The Los Angeles Lakers sent forward Ryan Kelly to the D-Fenders of the NBA Development League on Friday.

Kelly is averaging 3.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17 games for the Lakers this season. In 76 career NBA games, the 6-foot-11 Kelly has averages of 7.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

A second-round draft pick in 2013 out of Duke, Kelly played in five games for the D-Fenders last season and averaged 25.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocked shots.

The D-Fenders faced the Bakersfield Jam on Friday night in El Segundo, Calif., with Kelly expected to be available.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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