The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Justin Verrier to discuss the New Orleans Pelicans, including recent acquisitions Steven Adams and Eric Bledsoe heading to the Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, rumors of Zion Williamson being unhappy with the team (and parallels to the early signs of Anthony Davis’s departure), fake Pelicans trades, and more (2:35). Then Bill is joined by Kenny “The Jet” Smith to discuss the upcoming NBA draft, parallels between Giannis Antetokounmpo’s title win with the Bucks and Hakeem Olajuwon’s mid-’90s Rockets, the slew of Ben Simmons trade rumors, how the Warriors might use their draft capital, and more (49:25).
Host: Bill Simmons
Guests: Kenny Smith and Justin Verrier
Producer: Kyle Crichton