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Desperation behind 'Dealer Dell' move

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07:25 AM ET 11.13 | Since his arrival in New Orleans, Dell Demps, in an effort to build a winning team, has earned the nickname Dealer Dell. The moves made by [the Pelicans] on Tuesday lend themselves to a modification of that sobriquet. Today, let's call him Desperate Dell. The acquisitions of small forward Josh Childress and power forward/sometimes center Lou Amundson carry with them the unmistakable appearance of a team urgently seeking a clearer pathway down the road to more immediate rebuilding success. This is an avenue, though publicly unacknowledged, the Pelicans seem committed to navigating. And based on the way the team has performed in the early going, it's a street not unlike many in New Orleans: filled with countless, yawning potholes.

The Times-Picayune

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November 13, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Zzzzzzzzz - The Pelicans....?

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November 13, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Still Below Sea Level, Bros?

November 13, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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This team is flawed big time and is headed to the lottery again...

Unless their pick is in the top five, they won't even have that. They traded their top-five protected 2014 1st round pick to the 76ers along with Nerlens Noel for Jrue Holiday and someone else.

November 13, 2013  09:42 AM ET

I thought the Pelicans (I still cringe at the name) were going to have a decent year, considering the talent they have. This just proves that amassing talent doesn't always win games. I do hope they turn things around, not sure why I care though.

November 13, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Was there any one in the deliberation that said this was a horrible name for an NBA team? It sounds a bit...festive. I seriously thought with Eric Gordon healthy this team was going to at least make some noise, but it seems to be taking a turn for the worse. Austin Rivers ended up being a dud Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday and maybe Morrow are keepers. The rest are expendable. They might be able to get a decent draft pick for Eric Gordon...

 
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