Friday morning, the New Orleans Hornets announced that they have signed GM Dell Demps to a three-year contract extension. Demps commented to the media on a few issues surrounding the team, as reported by Jimmy Smith of the Times-Picayune:
- The team is still working on a buyout with guard Matt Carroll, acquired earlier in the week from the Bobcats in exchange for Hakim Warrick. Demps gave no timeframe for an agreement being completed, and said Carroll is not violating any rules by having not reported to the team yet.
- Demps was noncommittal when asked about a timetable for Eric Gordon's return. While he said Gordon was working towards a return, he did not have any further details to give on his injury or the nature of the recovery process.