Tags: Basketball

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…

On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Was Supposed to Make the Lakers Great. But When?

ATLANTA — Kyle Kuzma had his first interaction with LeBron James a little more than a year ago, when Kuzma was a first-year forward with the Los Angeles Lakers and James was a few months from dragging the Cleveland Cavaliers to another appearance in the N.B.A. finals. Kuzma had reached out by phone, hoping for…