Category: NBA

Pelicans Fire General Manager Dell Demps Amid Anthony Davis Trade Drama

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The New Orleans Pelicans abruptly fired Dell Demps, their general manager, on Friday amid continuing uncertainty about the future of forward Anthony Davis. In an announcement Friday, the team said that the Pelicans and Demps “decided to mutually part ways” after discussions that morning. Gayle Benson, the Pelicans’ owner, made the move…

D’Angelo Russell Is Poetry on the Court. Take It From a Poet.

The poet and the point guard have never met. But they see the parallels in their crafts — the push-pull between creativity and pragmatism, between daring and safe. Before this season, Mikko Harvey, an award-winning poet long enamored of the playing style of D’Angelo Russell, wondered if the Nets would ever find a place for…