PHOTOS: Ryan Kelly wears his Lakers uniform for the first time; takes Luke Walton’s old number

Ryan Kelly has some big shoes to fill after choosing to wear Luke Walton’s old number…

Thanks to the Lakers’ official Instagram account, we get a sneak peek at what Kelly looks like in the purple and gold:


The photos were recently taken at the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot. Before the shoot, the rookies were asked a number of questions in an annual survey carried out by the league: Kelly was voted as one of the best shooters in the Class of 2013 (he shot 42% from three-point range last season for Duke) and the rooks also voted Kobe Bryant as their favorite player in the league.

Kelly is yet to officially sign with the Lakers, though he is expected to be inked to a deal sometime during the remainder of the off-season.

Written by Ross Pickering

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