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DELL DEMPS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pelicans GM admits to looking into trades after team's slow start

A cursory look at the NBA standings will tell you that the New Orleans Pelicans are just 4.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.A deeper look into the team, however, will tell you that some very real problems exist.The Pelicans' playoff position is deceiving because the bottom of the West has been worse than expected, and New Orleans is just...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Pondexter to miss rest of season after surgery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says forward Quincy Pondexter needs left knee surgery for the second time in a year, requiring him to miss the entire NBA season. Demps says Pelicans medical staff and additional specialists have concluded it's Pondexter's best "long-term interest" to have additional surgery to repair cartilage in his knee. Demps says the decision...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans F Pondexter to miss the remainder of the season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says forward Quincy Pondexter needs left knee surgery for the second time in a year, requiring him to miss the entire NBA season. Demps says Pelicans medical staff and additional specialists have concluded it's Pondexter's best ''long-term interest'' to have additional surgery to repair cartilage in his knee. Demps says the...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via RealGM
April 16, 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...
Via The Sports Post
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...
Via RealGM
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via RealGM
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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