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Pelicans have reportedly discussed a Rudy Gay trade with Kings

The Pelicans may have won two straight, but there's a belief within the organization that a talent upgrade is needed in order for the team to climb out of its early-season hole and make a legitimate run at earning a postseason spot. New Orleans GM Dell Demps has admitted to looking into trade possibilities, but declined to name specific players the team may have been targeting....
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
23 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 AP on Fox
27 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 AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans GM: 'This is a big year for us'

When the Pelicans selected Anthony Davis with the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the anticipation of heading into a season like this one was exactly what the team envisioned.Davis has emerged as one of the game's top three players, and a new head coach in Alvin Gentry is expected to immediately step in and turbo-charge the offense.All of that, along with the health of guys like...
Via Fox Sports
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans interested in adding one-to-one D-League affiliate

As the New Orleans Pelicans continue to try to build a championship contender around Anthony Davis, every little avenue of possible growth and development becomes increasingly important. With that in mind, it's no surprise that Pelicans GM Dell Demps recently appeared on the Lockdown podcast on ESPN Radio and said that the team is interested in purchasing a D-League affiliate that...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans formalize contracts with Davis, 3 others

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and three of his teammates have formally signed contracts to which they had verbally agreed to during the first week of the NBA's free agency period. The league year began with an eight-day moratorium on signing new contracts, but allowed clubs to negotiate non-binding, verbal agreements which could not become official...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans formalize contract with Anthony Davis

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and three of his teammates have formally signed contracts to which they had verbally agreed to during the first week of the NBA's free agency period. The league year began with an eight-day moratorium on signing new contracts, but allowed clubs to negotiate non-binding, verbal agreements which could not become official...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans formalize contract with Anthony Davis

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and three of his teammates have formally signed contracts to which they had verbally agreed to during the first week of the NBA's free agency period. The league year began with an eight-day moratorium on signing new contracts, but allowed clubs to negotiate non-binding, verbal agreements which could not become official...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Signs NBA's Richest Contract In NBA History

Anthony Davis officially signed his new contract with the New Orleans Pelicans as soon as the moratorium was lifted. Davis signed the deal in Hong Kong. "Words cannot describe the excitement of the New Orleans Pelicans to have Anthony Davis as the cornerstone of our organization," said Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps. "Anthony is a great person, a phenomenal player and the ideal...
Via RealGM
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis agrees to five-year, $145 million extension with Pelicans

The New Orleans have locked up Anthony Davis with a five-year, $145 million maximum contract extension as expected. The deal was agreed upon right as free agency opened on Wednesday. Davis and his agent, Thad Foucher of Wasserman Media Group, met with New Orleans general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry for a dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif. Davis is eligible for the Derrick...
Via Sports-Glory
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Name Alvin Gentry Head Coach

A photo posted by New Orleans Pelicans (@pelicansnba) on May 30, 2015 at 9:30pm PDT The New Orleans Pelicans named Alvin Gentry the team’s head coach, it was announced today by Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Dell Demps. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. Gentry becomes the sixth head coach in franchise history....
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy Formally Interviews With Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans held a formal interview with Jeff Van Gundy on Tuesday. Van Gundy and Pelicans' officials met in the Bay Area to discuss the opening. The sides had spoken over the phone, but this was the first face-to-face meeting, league sources said. New Orleans general manager Dell Demps met with another candidate, Golden State assistant Alvin Gentry, in the Bay Area...
Via RealGM
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Demps, not Dumars, in charge of Pelicans' coaching search

Days after the New Orleans Pelicans shocked the NBA community by firing Monty Williams, speculation still runs rampant about who will replace him as the team's head coach. But just as much news surprisingly surrounds who, exactly, will do the hiring? Is it general manager Dell Demps? Mickey Loomis, the team's executive vice president? Or former Detroit Pistons general manager Joe...
Via Fox Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans put irrational faith in Dell Demps by firing Williams

By Tony Xypteras The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday afternoon. Williams had been with the Pelicans since 2010, guiding the team towards incremental improvements every year before finally breaking through the playoff barrier this season. The reasoning behind Williams’ firing is admittedly understandable, but the timing is suspect. Pelicans general...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Put Irrational Faith in Dell Demps, Fire Monty Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday afternoon. Williams had been with the Pelicans since 2010, guiding the team towards incremental improvements every year before finally breaking through the playoff barrier this season. The reasoning behind Williams’ firing is admittedly understandable, but the timing is suspect. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps...
Via Bloguin Best
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Joe Dumars already advising the Pelicans?

After firing Monty Williams on Tuesday, the Pelicans find themselves in need of a head coach. But their current general manager, Dell Demps, may want to keep one eye over his own shoulder, too.A recent report from CBS Sports' Ken Berger says former Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars is the one really making decisions, not actual Demps:"But league sources pointed out Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Monty Williams fired by Pelicans

Anthony Davis will have a new head coach for the first tie in his NBA career. New Orleans has fired coach Monty Williams, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 12, 2015 Stunning move for Pelicans, where GM Dell Demps has his way now. Williams improved each season as coach, led franchise […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Who should Pelicans target in the NBA draft?

The Pelicans don't have a first-round pick in this year's draft. They traded it to the Houston Rockets for Omer Asik last summer. But they still have a second-round pick (56th overall) and can either make a trade or use it to try and add a long-term rotation player on the cheap. The latter route will be difficult, but they can still go down it. Here are several options, courtesy...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2015  |  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

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
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
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