After last night's preseason victory against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Kings have made their final roster cut, waiving veteran guard Trey Johnson. The cut puts the Kings roster at 14, one short of the maximum. It also means that rookie Eric Moreland, whose contract is completely unguaranteed, also made the team.
In other news, x-rays for Rudy Gay came back negative for a jaw fracture.
Kings have learned that forward Rudy Gay didn't suffer a fractured jaw, a source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) October 25, 2014
Kings forward Rudy Gay was also given a precautionary concussion test that was negative.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) October 25, 2014
Gay left yesterday's preseason game in the second quarter after taking an elbow to the face from Lakers rookie Julius Randle. Gay had previously fractured his jaw this summer when playing for Team USA in Spain, so there was a worry that he reaggravated that injury. With this news, Rudy Gay should be ready to start and play in Wednesday's opening night game against the Golden State Warriors. It could have been a lot worse; Orlando's Victor Oladipo recently had to have surgery to fix a facial fracture and is set to miss the first month of the season.