Mar 24, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Duke forward Ryan Kelly (34) handles the ball against Creighton guard Avery Dingman (22) in the second half during the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Draft: Lakers select Ryan Kelly


On Thursday night, the Lakers used their only pick, a second rounder, to pick Duke Senior Ryan Kelly with the 48th pick. Kelly helped lead the Blue Devils to an Elite Eight appearance and was a key player for the team.


Kelly will be a stretch four on the Lakers, helping space the floor for Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol. Kelly averaged 12.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and shot 42.2% from three point range last season under Mike Krzyzewski.

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  • Abel Tovar

    What a waste! All we need is more unathletic white guys…especially from Duke.

    • derrick grossman

      Why’s it gotta be a race thing?

      • Abel Tovar

        Stereotypes, unfortunately, are usually true. And white guys being unathletic and good at shooting 3′s seems to fit the bill here.

        • john kucher

          Yea your right, slow, nonathletic (unathletic is not a word)
          white guys like Larry bird have no place in the NBA

    • Eddie Lazaro

      Do you know how many black guys played and did not make/stay in the NBA because of arrogance? There are so many GREAT PLAYERS of different sports, White, Black, Brown, Yellow, or whatever color you want to call them. They have proven otherwise, with work ethic, not their mouth to belong to the sports they chose and cherish. No one is a waste, until he has proven otherwise. by the way, Duke has one of the best BBall system in college in the history

      • Abel Tovar

        You guys are focusing way too much on the race thing. Fact is he’s a slow, unathletic(happens to be white) player that will only be good for shooting 3′s. that is the LAST thing we needed on a team that already has a slow, unathletic waste of height in Pau Gasol. I love my Lakers but this was a TERRIBLE decision.

        • Neil Carillo

          So who were you expecting them to draft at 48th pick?

  • firemen

    I totally concur. Not a race thing. But as a Laker fan. I am apalled with the decision made by Jim Buss. We should of drafted a point guard like Siva from Louville. We need athleticism and speed. Wtf is this guy doing.

  • Jim Jones

    aww sheet dey got a white guy who shoots da 3! dats tight!

  • Elwood Elwood

    why are they showing him grabbing another players penis?

  • jeffrey pillar

    Jimmy buss sucks his sister is way. Better than this drunk

  • jarrod

    Kelly is a steal in the second round. We should go after Seth Curry unrestricted free agent as well. This would put us back in the race.

  • Martin Susman

    He also can be Pau’s replacement at a much lower cost…

  • tonysnow

    U guys are stupid tha Ryan Kelly is good im a Duke fan u must mot watch basketball Lakers got a solid player