HoopsHype Dell Demps rumors

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“Right now we’re looking at guys we can draft with the 10th pick,’’ Demps said. “If someone is going to make us a deal to make the organization better, we definitely will take a look at it. But as of today right now nothing has happened. We plan on using the 10th pick.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

June 7, 2012 Updates

New Orleans Hornets General Manager Dell Demps said they are going to explore all their options regarding their 10th overall pick in the June 28 NBA draft. And he didn't rule out the possiblity they could consider trading the pick. ``Yes, we will if it makes sense,'' Demps said. ``There’s been some teams that have put young guys around a top pick. Some of the other teams have put veterans around the pick. Some have been successful both ways. I think we’re just going to look at what is going to be the best for our situation.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

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With two lottery selections in the June 28 NBA Draft, New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps and Coach Monty Williams will try to be the good luck charms the team needs to secure the highest possible pick by winning next Wednesday's NBA Lottery in New York. The Hornets possess their own lottery pick, acquired thanks to a 21-45 regular season record, as well as the one belonging to the Minnesota Timberwolves, acquired in the trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Tom Benson’s purchase of the Hornets on Friday brought stability to the team’s future in New Orleans. It also has brought steadiness to the bench and front office. According to a league source, Benson plans to keep Monty Williams as coach and Dell Demps as general manager, both of whom were hired in 2010. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Williams, who has yet to meet with his new boss, said the settlement of the ownership issue brings ease to a franchise that seemed to be teetering since the NBA took the unprecedented step of purchasing it from George Shinn and Gary Chouest in December 2010. “I think when you have somebody like Mr. Benson, I think it makes it a ton easier because you have stability and you have foundation and you have a bit of an umbrella that comforts you from some of the storms when you don’t have an owner,’’ Williams said. “So I think it can only be good for me as a coach, our players and especially our city, and that fans can totally commit to our city.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

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"The one positive in all of this is it's not like it's your father's Oldsmobile," Olshey said. "It's not like it's three years ago and we were hijacking a guy to a 19-win team. If we were the team from a year ago, I might have given in. But you can't tell me, coming in to play with the roster we have, and being a starter, and Chauncey can now play the ball more with the ball out of his hands, we might extend his career two or three years. It was not comfortable, sitting with Chauncey. It was not a comfortable thing. Moving Eric Gordon, our second best player, the confidence we could move him to get Chris had a lot to do with Chauncey being here." NBA.com

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Although David Stern was criticized for blocking two earlier trades for Chris Paul before approving last week’s deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, Hornets forward Carl Landry didn’t have a problem with the NBA commissioner’s actions. Landry said Stern’s decision was in the best interests of the Hornets, who have been owned by the NBA since last year. “He did what he thought was best for the team, so we’ve got a good team,” said Landry, who re-signed with the Hornets shortly after the trade was completed. “We got good pieces. (General Manager) Dell Demps and the front office did a good job and David of putting a good team together.” New Orleans Times-Picayune

December 19, 2011 Updates

NBA commissioner David Stern, through a spokesman, declined on Sunday to comment about the assertion that Stern did not tell the truth in describing the events prior to his decision to disallow the three-team trade involving the Rockets, Lakers and Hornets. Stern, speaking on a media conference call last week, had said he had only been "generally informed about the discussions with teams" before he was presented with the proposed trade and that New Orleans general manager Dell Demps never thought the deal was complete. Houston Chronicle

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