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  1. Hornets extend contract of GM Dell Demps. Smart move.

    Nov 16, 2012, 11:26 AM EST

    Dell Demps

    First new Hornets owner Tom Benson locked up coach Monty Williams with a multi-year deal. Now the Hornets have locked up general manager Dell Demps to keep their core in place. Smart move, Mr. Benson. The Hornets have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Demps, the team announced Friday. (We’re still trying to find…

  2. Hornets’ Gordon has sore knee, will be held back in camp

    Oct 1, 2012, 2:53 PM EST

    Eric Gordon

    Well, this isn’t good. Eric Gordon has had some soreness and swelling in his right knee — that would be the one he had surgery on last season that cost him most of the year — so the Hornets are going slow with him during training camp, the team announced. They used the words “limited…

  3. Anthony Davis meeting with, not working out for, Hornets

    Jun 19, 2012, 11:26 AM EST

    Kentucky Wildcats' Davis goes to the hoop against Kansas Jayhawks' Withey during the second half of their men's NCAA Final Four championship college basketball game in New Orleans

    Like it matters. Short of Anthony Davis saying in his interview he thought Hurricane Katrina was really funny, New Orleans is going to use the No. 1 overall pick to take him. Davis is meeting with the Hornets but is not working out for them, reports Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo. Davis, an extraordinary 6-foot-11 prospect,…

  4. The New Orleans Hornets and a matter of serendipity, not conspiracy

    Jun 2, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Dell Demps

    Maybe they’re right. Maybe the league, in the face of unfathomable depths of reason to avoid the concept like the plague (which I have outlined here), really did rig the 2012 NBA Lottery in order to help the Hornets after a rough year, or dot the i’s on the sale of the team to Tom…

  5. How the Hornets can rebuild in five easy steps from the Chris Paul trade

    Dec 15, 2011, 3:02 AM EST

    Dell Demps

    Are you a small market franchise that just lost the best player in franchise istory? Trying to understand how to move on after losing the best player to ever don your laundry? Are you the New Orleans Hornets? Then have no fear! I’m here to show you the road to redemption in five easy steps.…

  6. Chris Paul trade talks stalled, Hornets say they are in no rush

    Dec 14, 2011, 4:50 PM EST

    Chris Paul

    Taking a page out of the Orlando Magic (and before them Denver Nuggets) playbook, when major talks stall out New Orleans Hornets GM Dell Demps says he is in no rush to make a decision. Chris Paul trade talks between the Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers have stalled out, according to David Aldridge at NBA.com.…

  7. Winderman: Is the general manager with power a dying breed?

    Dec 13, 2011, 6:24 PM EST

    Dell Demps

    Has the title of NBA general manager become obsolete? No, we’re not doubting the work, the qualifications or even the input. But it used to be that the general manager essentially stood as the final word on all things basketball, if only because he was the one entrusted to see all, hear all, know all.…

  8. The tangled web of Chris Paul, David Stern, and the blockbuster trade that wasn’t

    Dec 12, 2011, 2:57 PM EST

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    Last Friday, David Stern — acting as some amalgam of both owner of the New Orleans Hornets and commissioner of the NBA — put the kibosh on a trade that would’ve sent Chris Paul to the Lakers, brought Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, and Lamar Odom to the Hornets, and shipped Pau Gasol to the Rockets.…

  9. League finds way to make bad PR situation worse by killing trade

    Dec 8, 2011, 10:52 PM EST

    David Stern

    The only public relations move worse than the league allowing Chris Paul to be traded to the Lakers after a five-month lockout allegedly about “competitive balance” is to have David Stern come in with an iron fist and kill the deal because owners complained. Well done NBA. Well done indeed. David Stern and the league…

  10. Chris Paul denies requesting trade to New York. As he must.

    Dec 2, 2011, 11:31 AM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Two

    This was inevitable and predictable. And it doesn’t change one thing. Chris Paul has officially denied that he has requested a trade to the New York Knicks. Here are the quotes via the Times-Picayune. But two league sources confirmed after the story broke that Paul’s agent, Leon Rose, never made the request to the Hornets.…

  11. Hornets lose another big man, Gray to become free agent

    Jun 27, 2011, 3:39 PM EST

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    First it was the expected news that David West is going opt out of his deal with the Hornets to test the market. Now comes news that backup center Aaron Gray will follow suit, via Yahoo’s Marc Spears on twitter. Gray was set to make $1.1 million in the last year of his deal but…

  12. Hornets will talk extension with Chris Paul… when they can

    May 5, 2011, 5:03 PM EST

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Two

    Job No. 1 for the New Orleans Hornets: Keep Chris Paul. Okay, maybe “find an owner to keep the team in town” is above that on the to-do list. But that is outside GM Dell Demps job description, he’s just trying to build a winner people will want to come see Which brings us back…

  13. Report: Hornets looking at trades, even called about Iguodala

    Nov 10, 2010, 3:47 PM EST

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    While we’re all marveling at the transformation we see in New Orleans, let’s not pretend that they are testing the Lakers — or likely even the Spurs or Mavericks — come the playoffs. The Hornets are much better, but not elite or really on that next tier yet. The Hornets front office gets that, too.…

  14. New Orleans finds path to winning runs through San Antonio

    Nov 10, 2010, 10:05 AM EST

    Hornets_huddle

    The New Orleans Hornets are standing at the top of the hill, 7-0. They beat the Clippers last night, but the lineup before that — Milwaukee, San Antonio, Denver and even Miami — is a bunch of teams that would bring most teams to their knees. Standing there, the Hornets have a good view. They…

  15. Hornets David West isn’t like everyone else, he’d rather wait to talk contract extension

    Oct 25, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

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    Players around the league are jumping at the chance to get a contract extension in under this Collective Bargaining Agreement. There are some, like the Spurs Richard Jefferson, that took less money this season to guarantee a longer-term deal now. The only prominent exception is Carmelo Anthony, and that is a sticky mess. And now…

  16. NBA Season Preview: New Orleans Hornets

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:53 PM EST

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    Last season: 37-45, after Byron Scott started the season and was bounced for Jeff Bower, they still finished out of the playoffs. Of course they played half the season without Chris Paul and right now he is everything to that franchise. Head Coach: Monty Williams comes over from being an assistant in Portland and steps…

  17. Chris Paul says he loves New Orleans, but will it be the same next summer?

    Sep 30, 2010, 9:14 AM EST

    Another sit down with Chris Paul, another discussion of him loving New Orleans and not looking to leave it. Right now, anyway. This time it was with ESPN’s Marc Stein, and Paul again did not discuss his trade demands from earlier in the summer. “This city here, I love it,” Paul said. “And I don’t…

  18. Hornets may make more moves to show Chris Paul they really care

    Sep 7, 2010, 10:16 AM EST

    It feels a little unfair to cast all New Orleans Hornets rumor in the “what does Chris Paul think?” category. But that is also the reality — keeping Chris Paul has to be a consideration in almost everything the Hornets do. It is Priority No. 1. And it should be Priority No. 2 also. The…

  19. The Hornets may not have been entirely truthful in their dismissal of Luther Head

    Sep 6, 2010, 5:45 PM EST

    Luther Head agreed with the New Orleans Hornets on the terms of a new two-year, $2.5 million contract, but one GM later, he was left out in the cold. The Hornets claimed that Head failed his physical due to a bum ankle, and the Hornets used that claim to sever ties with Head. In the…

  20. Mustafa Shakur gets shot with Hornets

    Aug 24, 2010, 8:00 AM EST

    New Hornets General Manager Dell Demps comes from the San Antonio organization, where among his duties was to be general manager for the Spurs D-League team the Austin Toros. As such, he got a good look at Mustafa Shakur, the former Arizona point guard who lit it up for the Tulsa 66ers last season –…

  21. The Flip Side: Dell Demps' attempt to appease Chris Paul

    Aug 12, 2010, 12:07 PM EST

    Yesterday’s four-way trade saw just about every team involved walk away a winner. However, the effects of that trade are far more specific than just saying “This team got better,” or “This team accomplished its goals.” In The Flip Side, we’ll look at one player from each of the four teams — the Nets, the…

  22. Spurs trying to bring Danny Ferry back to their front office

    Aug 11, 2010, 9:57 AM EST

    Danny Ferry is no Pat Riley. Ferry spent years in Cleveland trying to build a team around LeBron James that would make the superstar happy. He built some very good teams — teams with the best record in the NBA the last two years — but not ones that could win it all. So Cavaliers…

  23. Chris Paul to sit down with Hornets while his agent fields trade requests

    Jul 23, 2010, 10:09 AM EST

    If you’re a team interested in trading for Chris Paul, don’t send your request to the New Orleans Hornets, they’re not interested. Paul has two years left on his deal and the Hornets want to keep him. Send it instead to Leon Rose, Paul’s agent with Creative Artists Agency. He’s the one listening to offers…

  24. Report: Hornets hire Dell Demps to man the good ship "Keep Paul"

    Jul 21, 2010, 1:45 AM EST

    Dell Demps has a history of dealing with point guard controversies. He recently helped with the George Hill/Tony Parker situation. He knows that there’s a good part and a bad part to having two extremely talented point guards. This is a good thing, since he’ll be stepping into the exact same situation in New Orleans.…

  25. Dell Demps is a wanted man in Phoenix, New Orleans. But in a good way.

    Jul 20, 2010, 3:17 PM EST

    Dell Demps has emerged as the hottest general manager candidate out there right now. A lot of you just muttered out loud, “who?” Trust us, you want Demps on your team. He is the number two man in the San Antonio Spurs organization (and general manager of their D-League affiliate), a guy coming out of…

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