What will the Pelicans do without Anthony Davis? Will Kyrie Irving stay in Boston or leave the Celtics behind? Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier work through all the twists and turns of the NBA in their Rational Conversations series.
Jan 15, 2019, 5:30am EST
October 2, 2019
We’re mere days into training camp and Giannis is already getting asked about next offseason. Are we ready for another cycle of rumor-mongering? Or will the conversation finally pivot toward the game play?
May 29, 2019
The NBA Finals aren’t just the end of the season, they seem like the end of a league era. In about a month’s time, one of the more consequential free-agent classes in history—headlined by NBA finalists Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard—will hit the market, and the complexion of the league will likely change.
February 11, 2019
Are we having fun yet? The new-look Sixers certainly are, but the Celtics, definitively, are not. Did last week’s flurry of deals usher in a new world order?
February 4, 2019
The Boston star wants off the rumor roller coaster, but is it too late to stop progress? We discuss the Celtics, the rumor economy, and where we go from here.
January 30, 2019
Davis’s tenure with the Pelicans is all but over, but the leaguewide turmoil his trade request will bring hasn’t even started. What does AD’s departure mean for New Orleans as a franchise? And what impact does that have on the rest of the NBA?