The latest from the Pacific Division..
- The Lakers still aren’t sure if they’ll be carrying 14 or 15 players on their opening night roster, writes Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times. Strong play from Xavier Henry all but guarantees that he’ll get the 14th spot and it looks to be a two-man race for No. 15 between second round Ryan Kelly and Marcus Landry. Right now, it looks like Kelly might have a slight edge over Landry.
- For his part, Kelly is optimistic that he’ll make the Lakers‘ cut, writes Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. “I believe I’ve shown myself enough and I’ll continue to show that I’ve earned a spot on this team,” Kelly said. “But to be honest with you, I can’t worry about it at this point. I’m in a situation where I’m a little bit behind. But it doesn’t matter. I’m out on the court now where I have to prove what I can do everyday. Tomorrow is another day.” Lakers forward Pau Gasol spoke about Kelly’s role last night and sounded pretty confident that he’ll be a part of the team come opening night.
- Foreign import Nemanja Nedovic shows a lot of promise for the Warriors, but Andy Fahey of NBA.com cautions that he’s not likely to see major minutes this season with guard Toney Douglas spelling Stephen Curry. Nedovic could spent a good amount of time playing with the club’s D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz.