Podcast: Isiah Thomas says Pelicans one of the most improved teams Podcast: Isiah Thomas says Pelicans one of the most improved teams Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps welcomes center Omer Asik to the team from after signing and trading him from the Houston Rockets in Metairie, La. Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Advocate story Aug. 27, 2014 Comments Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas, who won two NBA championships during his playing career with the Detroit Pistons, told Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff on Tuesday that he loves he aggressive moves the New Orleans Pelicans have been making to their roster this summer. The Pelicans finally announced their trade for Houston's Omer Asik and Omri Casspi on Tuesday. Click here to listen to the podcast.