As the regular season nears, the
"I think it's 48 hours before the first game and I do think you get to work on weekends. I think [the
The Lakers start the season Oct. 29 at home against the
Given that both
The solid preseason from camp invitee
Does the team go to the maximum 15 or keep an open roster slot at 14?
"I don't know," D'Antoni said, deferring to General Manager
Kelly had foot surgery in April and missed the first half of training camp after rehabbing all summer. He's just starting to get a chance to prove himself to the team.
"I'm a pretty smart player. I'm a player who understands the game. I don't think every player stuck in my situation would be in a very good place," said Kelly. "I think I am. I'm learning the offense. Thankfully I know all the plays by now."
Kelly made his preseason debut in Beijing last Tuesday in a loss to the
"It felt great. Definitely a little bit of nerves but there's supposed to be," Kelly said. "
"I said, 'Hey, that's what they brought me here to do.'"
Even if he does make it to opening night, Kelly still has to last to January for his contract to become fully guaranteed.