June 30, 2016, 11:52 am
Marcelo Huertas and Tarik Black got qualifying offers from the Lakers, while Ryan Kelly did not get one and will become an unrestricted free agent.
Kelly’s upside was never really greater than as a low-end rotational guy, but when healthy and on the floor he showed some flashes of being a utility backup four. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him picked up by another NBA squad. Huertas showed enough moxie to get the offer and a point guard desperate team could come calling at a very low price, while Black is an NBA body that can be plugged in for low minutes at a time.