DELL DEMPS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dell Demps and the Pelicans bet big on Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday

The incoming free agent class signifies one thing: New Orleans is betting on their stars Late last week, the New Orleans Pelicans wrapped up their off-season by officially signing Solomon Hill, E'Twaun Moore, Langston Galloway, Cheick Diallo, Alonzo Gee, Buddy Hield, Terrence Jones, and Tim Frazier. Eight new contracts and just two, Gee and Frazier, are returning members of the roster...
Via The Bird Writes
2 days ago

Solomon Hill reveals Dell Demps once alluded their paths would cross again following 2013 NBA Draft

Additionally, the Pelicans newest forward says he's kept busy this summer working out at the renowned P3 training facility. Solomon Hill has apparently been the apple in Dell Demp's eye for quite some time. In a recent article by Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star, it was revealed the general manager of the Pelicans first approached the 4-year collegiate small forward prior...
Via The Bird Writes
5 days ago

Pelicans hire Ferry as adviser to GM Demps

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he's hired former NBA player and front office executive Danny Ferry as a special adviser. Demps says Ferry's ''experience, insight and achievements will be a welcomed addition.'' Ferry's most recent NBA job was with Atlanta, where he was general manager from 2012 to 2015. Before that, he spent a couple seasons...
Via Associated Press
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Unlucky, injury-filled season finally ends for Pelicans

On the strength of an MVP-caliber season from Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans ended a three-year playoff drought last spring. They finished the regular season by winning eight of their last 11 games, edging the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors swept the Pelicans, but the...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 13, 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

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
January 11, 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 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
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