DeMarcus Cousins tells Pelicans in introductory presser: “I’m all in.” and “This is my home now.”

"I plan on embracing my teammates, this organization and this city...” The Pelicans introduced DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi on Wednesday morning at the practice facility in Metaire, but Big Cuz easily stole the show. If his introductory press conference was any indication, Cousins is going to quickly become a fan favorite in New Orleans. After general manager Dell Demps’...
Via The Bird Writes
2 hours ago

Dell Demps’ retooled machine featuring DeMarcus Cousins set to make a postseason run

Aimless no longer, the Pelicans have surrounded Anthony Davis with powerful help in the middle Energized and fine-tooled, a Washington Wizards 107-94 barrage Jan. 29 left the Pelicans dejected. The locker room chair seemed too small for the slouching colossus that occupied it. Shaking his head, a reflective 23-year-old Anthony Davis rattled off familiar phrases of execution and consistency...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

Pelicans fleece Kings in trading for DeMarcus Cousins

That’s all it took? Seriously? The New Orleans Pelicans traded for DeMarcus Cousins tonight. Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, Buddy Hield, the Pelicans 2017 first round pick (top three protected), and Philadelphia’s 2017 second round pick were all it cost to snag a second All-Star. That’s it. I know, I’m just as shocked as you. This isn’t a matter of New Orleans having...
Via The Bird Writes
2 days ago

Sacramento Kings finally free DeMarcus Cousins in blockbuster trade with New Orleans Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins is finally a free man. After spending his first six-and-a-half seasons wasting his talents with the Sacramento Kings (outlasting multiple coaches and general managers), Cousins has reportedly been dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans. For the Pelicans, acquiring a player with Cousins’ talent without giving up Anthony Davis (never going to happen) or Jrue Holiday is...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading for an offensive minded center means the Pelicans start over on defense

New Orleans is finally competent on defense thanks to a simple switching scheme. Acquiring Brook Lopez or Jahlil Okafor means tearing that down. It is clear that Dell Demps, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the small army of bloggers covering this team are focused on trading for an offensive minded center by the trade deadline. Recent trade rumors, reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein (arguably...
Via The Bird Writes
7 days ago

Jrue Holiday will make season debut Friday

  The New Orleans Pelicans will have point guard Jrue Holiday back in the lineup later this week when they face the Portland Trail Blazers. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps told reporters on Tuesday that Holiday will practice on Thursday and play Friday against Portland, per Jim Eichenhofer of Dell Demps says Jrue Holiday will play Friday vs. Trail Blazers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans GM second-guessing, undermining Gentry

New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps hired Alvin Gentry as his head coach last offseason. It sounds as though he already regrets it. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Demps has spent much of the season second-guessing and undermining Gentry, even within earshot of players. “Sources tell me that [Demps] spent way too much of this year second-guessing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  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

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 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

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