Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Dell Demps, Pelicans GM Monday, September 30, 2013.

Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps acknowledged that the team is exploring trades with Houston (Omer Asik) and Philadelphia (Russ Smith), but none of the deals are final. Demps also said the team is always looking for ways to improve its roster. Click here to see the video.