Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Ryan Kelly Becomes Newest Laker

Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Ryan Kelly Becomes Newest Laker

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With the NBA Draft last night the Lakers added to their roster with Duke’s Ryan Kelly. The stretch big man is hopefully one that will bring some outside shooting to a team that desperately needed it a season ago. Mitch Kupchak talked about the pick following the Draft at the team practice facility, but also discussed several other key stories that are sure to interest Laker fans.

Kupchak also talked about the possibility of Howard leaving the Lakers, and said that it reminded him of when Kobe was a free agent nearly a decade ago. According to Mitch, this scenario is “scary close” to what the organization went through with Bryant.

Speaking of Howard, with news that he might be headed east, it seems that Dirk Nowitzki is the latest to reach out to the big man in hopes to lure him to a new city. Will it work getting Dirk to Dallas?

Lakers News

Ryan Kelly Gives Lakers high Marks [Silver Screen and Roll]

Lakers Embrace Mike D’Antoni’s System by Picking Ryan Kelly [Silver Screen and Roll]

Ryan Kelly in the Lakers Offense [Silver Screen and Roll]

Dwight Howard to Sign Elsewhere? [ESPN]

Doc Rivers ‘Can’t Wait’ to Renew Clippers-Lakers Rivalry [Lakers Now]

Where Duke Basketball’s Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly Fit in the 2013 NBA Draft [Duke Report]

Lakers to Let Morris, Goudelock, Ebanks Become Unrestricted Free Agents [Lakers Now]

Lakers Drafted R. Kelly in Second Round [For the Win]

2013 NBA Draft Grades: Western Conference Teams [USA Today]

Lakers Select Duke Forward Ryan Kelly in NBA Draft’s Second Round [Lakers Now]

Reintegrating Kelly Should be Smooth Process [WRAL Sports]

Duke’s Ryan Kelly to Have Surgery on Injured Foot [SI.com]

Nowitzki Says He Has Reached Out to Dwight Howard Already [ProBasketballTalk]

Lakers GM to Dwight Howard: ‘We care about you’ [USA Today]

NBA News

Carl Landry Opts Out of Contract with Golden State Warriors [ESPN]

Victor Oladipo Showed Up to the Draft Wearing Google Glass [ProBasketballTalk]

The 16 Draft Night Trades: Completed and Incomplete [Sheridan Hoops]

Five Undrafted Youngsters Who Could Go On to Play in NBA D-League [SB Nation]

Cavaliers Make Trade Offer for Kevin Love, Timberwolves Take Seconds to Say No [ProBasketballTalk]

2013 NBA Draft Grades: Eastern Conference Teams [USA Today]

Jazz Owner Says Sloan Quit After Argument with Deron Williams [CBSSports.com]

Los Angeles Clippers Discussing Trading Eric Bledsoe to Orlando Magic [ESPN Los Angeles]

Bobcats Booed the Cody Zeller Pick so Hard [For the Win]

Andre Iguodala Makes it Official, Opts Out of Denver Contract [ProBasketballTalk]

Roundtable: Grizzlies Draft Franklin, Timma, Trade for Koufos [Grizzlie Bear Blues]

Draft Day Thoughts: Ryan Kelly and the Need for Shooting [Forum Blue and Gold]

Celtics Trading Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce to Nets [Yahoo Sports]

Miami Heat Aren’t Looking to Make Major Changes in Offseason [ESPN]

David Stern Announces His Final Draft Pick as Commissioner [ProBasketballTalk]

NBA DRAFT 2013 GRADES AND RESULTS [SB Nation]

The Brooklyn Nets are Doing it Wrong [USA Today]

Alvin Gentry to Join Los Angeles Clippers Coaching Staff [ESPN Los Angeles]

Sheridan: Bizarro Night in Brooklyn at 2013 NBA Draft [Sheridan Hoops]

The Celtics Should Sign Antoine Walker [For the Win]

Doc Rivers and Bill Simmons Rumble on Live TV [For the Win]

Larry Bird Returning to Indiana Pacers Front Office [ESPN]