The Pelicans only have 12 players on fully guaranteed contracts, leaving three potential openings on their 15-man regular-season roster. However, it sounds like one of those three spots has already been claimed.

Okafor, who joined the Pelicans this summer after stints in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, injured his ankle last week, but head coach Alvin Gentry suggested that the ailment wouldn’t prevent him from making New Orleans’ roster. Kushner cautions that it’s not quite a done deal yet, but Okafor’s spot appears safe for now.