METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Last night the Pelicans season mercifully came to an end with a 35-point beat down delivered by the Timberwolves. The Pels lineup was missing: Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson, and host of others.
Head Coach Alvin Gentry felt like 100 points per game was sitting on the bench. He hopes the injury bug was a one-year outlier for the organization.
"I know this, no one wants to be injured, no one wants to be sitting in a suit on the bench, I realize that," Gentry said. "There was a few games where I thought we didn't compete at the level I felt we could , and I think I voiced that. For the most part I like the team we have, I think healthy we can be a factor."
The big question mark going into the off season is will General Manager Dell Demps return next season. Many of his trades have misfired and the roster he molded went 22 games under 500.
"That's not even remotely in my category, or job description or anything else," Gentry said. "I don't know that. I really like Dell, I really like working with him. I think we're on the same page on getting this team better. I think Mickey is a great guy and I think he'll do everything he can to help us get this team better. I'm very happy with the people I'm working with. I'm very happy with Dell, and I think we work well together."
The next big date for the Pelicans is May 19. That's the night of the NBA Draft Lottery. The Pelicans have the sixth-best chance of landing the top pick in the draft.