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DELL DEMPS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  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...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams vs Dell Demps: who goes first?

As of right now, the New Orleans Pelicans are 17-18 and are ranked fifth in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. To some, tinkering right around .500 may be cause for celebration. Before you break out your finest bubbly apple cider, look closely. Through 35 games last season, the team was 15-20. That’s right, this Pelicans team only has two more wins than that Pelicans...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
January 09, 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 say G Evans has strained hamstring, will be out 3-5 weeks

  New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says guard Tyreke Evans has a strained right hamstring that is expected to require about three to five weeks of rehabilitation. Demps says the injury occurred while Evans was playing in a pickup basketball game away from team headquarters last week. Demps says Evans has returned to New Orleans to work with team medical and training...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans say Evans has strained hamstring

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says guard Tyreke Evans has a strained right hamstring that is expected to require about three to five weeks of rehabilitation. Demps says the injury occurred while Evans was playing in a pickup basketball game away from team headquarters last week. Demps says Evans has returned to New Orleans to work with team medical...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 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

Pelicans Unsure On Signing Pierre Jackson For Next Season

Dell Demps said Monday that there are no guarantees that the New Orleans Pelicans will sign Pierre Jackson to a contract for next season. The Pelicans have watched Jackson in the NBA D-League and overseas and like the 5-foot-10 point guard. Jackson was acquired by the Pelicans after going in the second round of the NBA Draft last year but never signed a rookie deal with the organization...
Via RealGM
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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