The Lakers signed Ryan Kelly the team announced on Friday via official release.

Kelly was selected with the 48th overall pick in the second round of this summer’s draft with the hope that the 6’11″ forward out of Duke would be able to fill the ever-elusive stretch-four role that seems to thrive in the offensive system favored by Mike D’Antoni.

Kelly shot 42.2 percent from three-point distance in his senior season.

It’s late in the game for a team to be signing its draft picks but with Kelly there have been extenuating circumstances.