And-Ones: Demps, Obekpa, Bucks

People close to the Pelicans‘ front office feel that GM Dell Demps will be retained, reports Scott Kushner of The Advocate (Twitter links). Kushner adds that the staff feels safe, but ownership has not made a final decision yet. The team is expected to have a press conference on Monday.

Here’s more from throughout the league:

  • Chris Obekpa, who sat out the season for UNLV, has hired Aaron Turner of Verus Management to be his agent, Jeff Goodman of tweets. Obekpa isn’t ranked in the ESPN nor DraftExpress top 100 lists and isn’t expected to be drafted.
  • The biggest need for the Bucks heading into the offseason is 3-point shooting, writes Genaro C. Armas of The Associated Press. “Unfortunately in today’s game, two is not going to beat three. In today’s game, the 3 is so important,” coach Jason Kidd said.
  • Teams with young cores rarely develop into true championship contenders, Lang Greene of Basketball Insiders argues. Greene takes a look at a some teams over the last 20 years that have possessed young talent but never were able to become true contenders.
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2 thoughts on “And-Ones: Demps, Obekpa, Bucks

  1. Steve in Chicago

    That article is anecdotal. How about a broader perspective that includes e.g. 90sBulls, 80s Celtics/Lakers and most obviously the Spurs?
    Kind of a “whatever happened to” article more than anything else. I can cherry pick anything to support ant theory.

    • Chuck Myron

      You’re talking about the theory that young cores don’t produce championship teams? Ultimately, I think it depends on what you consider a fair rate of success. Only one team out of 30 gets to win the championship every year, and every other team loses somewhere along the way. So, is the measure of success winning a championship, or is it getting somewhere close?

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