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DELL DEMPS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Pelicans looking to bring back Omer Asik next season

For better or for worse, New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says that the Pelicans "like our team." And that means New Orleans will reportedly look to bring back some of its own free agents and continue to grow the young core.This according to a report from John Reid of The Times Picayune, who quotes Demps as adding, "If an opportunity presented itself to improve the...
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Did Dell Demps' good decisions simply cancel out the bad ones?

Dell Demps is not the best general manager in the NBA. Some might even say he's in the bottom half. Despite making a few key moves at the trade deadline that helped the Pelicans make the postseason (allowing Demps to keep his job), is he running New Orleans around in circles?Here's The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith with more:"When Tyreke Evans, this year's opening night starting small...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Williams says he had difference of opinion on Demps' decisions

New Orleans' season is over, but there's still much to discuss regarding the future of two key figures: head coach Monty Williams and general manager Dell Demps.According to The Times-Picayunes' John Reid, Williams admitted on Tuesday to not always agreeing on the personnel moves Demps makes: "'We talk all the time on what we need, it doesn't always mean we agree,' Williams said...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Demps Refutes Pelicans' Front Office, Coaching Staff Received Playoff Mandate

Dell Demps refuted a report that the New Orleans Pelicans received a "playoffs or else" mandate from the team's ownership. "'I am hoping to keep the focus on the Pelicans and our playoff run,'' Demps said Thursday.''To answer the question, I did not receive a mandate to make the playoffs from ownership or anyone else. That conversation did not happen. Our ownership group has been...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans GM refutes ESPN article, is pro-analytics

In a recent article by ESPN Insider's Kevin Pelton, all 30 NBA teams were ranked on their current relationship with analytics. Each was placed in one of five tiers, ranging from "all-in" to "nonbelievers." The New Orleans Pelicans were listed as "skeptics," which seems accurate based on recent personnel decisions and their playing style over the past few seasons. But according to...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Demps: Key To Pelicans' Philosophy Is To Build Core Around Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans' odds of reaching the playoffs continue to fade. General manager Dell Demps sees reaching the playoffs as an important step in the maturation process of a young team. “We’ve got a group we’re growing together to get better,” Demps said. “The key to our philosophy is to have a core built around Anthony Davis. “That builds continuity.” Demps has...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA GMs on the hot seat

When a general manager’s job is believed to be in jeopardy, it can be a moment of dramatic decisions and wildly diverging forks in the road for an NBA franchise. Picture this: let’s say that the team’s 12th man believes that his job is in jeopardy. Suddenly, that 12th man is very uninterested in whether his team wins or loses—instead, he is totally interested in putting...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Aggressively Discussing Trades For First Round Pick

The New Orleans Pelicans are exploring trade discussions to acquire a first round pick in this month's NBA Draft, according to a source. The Pelicans are aggressively pursuing a first rounder to select either a small forward or center. The Pelicans traded the sixth pick in the draft and another 2014 pick in last year's Jrue Holiday-Nerlens Noel trade. Dell Demps had said the Pelicans...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans headed to NBA Lottery, just in case

The New Orleans Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps is headed to New York City for Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery, just in case. New Orleans' chances of retaining the team's first-round lottery selection are skimpy at best, given the terms of the trade that brought point guard Jrue Holiday to the Pelicans last season. In return for Holiday and Pierre Jackson, the Philadelphia 76ers...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans View Pierre Jackson As Asset, Remain Unsure On Signing Him For 14-15

Dell Demps discussed the New Orleans Pelicans' future with Pierre Jackson, a leading scorer in the NBA D-League whom New Orleans never signed to a rookie scare contract. ''He’s an interesting one," Demps said. "He played really good in the D-League. I think he was the leading scorer. We’ve followed him and been in contact with him. When we made the trade last year, we knew...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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