Preseason Standout Makes Final Cut For Lakers

It's official: Matt Ryan is sticking with the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night roster as the team opted not to waive the 25-year-old by Saturday's roster cut deadline, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Los Angeles signed Ryan to a deal earlier in September and has apparently done enough to earn a roster spot for the Lakers.

The undrafted forward out of Chattanooga averaged 8.2 points and made 37.5 percent from beyond the arc during the preseason. His breakout game came in a win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors, where he scored 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting from three-point country.

Ryan only has one official NBA game under his belt. He appeared in the Boston Celtics' final regular season game last season, where he played just five minutes in a blowout win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

He played with the Grand Rapids Gold and the Maine Celtics in the G-League last season and tallied averages of 19.4 points and 3.3 rebounds while knocking down 41.5 percent of his three-point shots.

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