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English, Sports, 1 season, 303 episodes, 2 days, 16 hours, 13 minutes
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ESPN's Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.
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First Round Deep Dive with Coach David Thorpe

Zach discusses the Warriors being eliminated from playoff contention and questions if this is the end of this team as we know them, then he is joined by David Thorpe for their annual 8x8 first round deep dive. 0:00 The Warriors being eliminated by the Kings. 19:10 Injury updates following the play-in. 25:55 Minnesota vs. Phoenix series preview 41:20 Sixers vs. Knicks preview 51:42 Lakers vs. Nuggets preview 1:04:00 Clippers vs. Mavs series preview 1:17:00 Magic vs.Cavs series preview. 1:26:45 Pacers vs. Bucks preview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 30 seconds
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Regular Season Conclusion, Play-In Preview, and Awards Picks.

Zach is joined by ESPN's Chris Herring to review Sunday's regular-season conclusion, preview the four play-in games and four playoff series that we know so far, and give their final awards picks for the 2024 season. 7:00 Winners and losers from Sunday's regular season conclusion 12:15 Is Orlando actually a good matchup for the Cavs? 18:00- The Phoenix Suns avoiding the Play-In by beating the Wolves 24:30- Can the Bucks beat the Pacers without Giannis? 30:00- The Mavericks-Clippers Trilogy 36:45- Lakers vs. Pelicans Play-In preview 49:54- Philadelphia vs. Miami Play-In preview 1:00:30- Warriors vs. Kings Play-In rematch from last year's playoffs 1:09:45- Hawks vs. Bulls Play-In 1:17:20- Rapid-Fire Awards Picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 13 seconds
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Giannis' Injury, Knicks-Celtics, Playoff Seeding Possibilities, and the MVP Race

Zach asks injury expert Jeff Stotts about the extent of Giannis Antentokounmpo's injury and his potential recovery timetable. Then The Athletic's Mo Dakhil joins to discuss Knicks-Celtics, playoff seeding, and the MVP race. What will Giannis' recovery look like? (1:27) Dakhil (17:20) Does anything concern you about the Celtics? (21:03) Knicks are a joy to watch (24:26) Jrue Holiday extension (32:01) Bucks make a starting lineup change (36:34) Nuggets move into pole position in the West (45:12) MVP race is not over (51:45) West seeding possibilities (1:01:18) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 25 seconds
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Final Week Frenzy, All-Defense, and All-NBA Races

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks weigh in on the pivotal races in the Western Conference. Then ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins to discuss the logjam behind Boston in the East, what's gone wrong in Cleveland, and how their All-Defense and All-NBA ballots are shaping up. The race for 6th in the West (3:21) How the top spot will be determined in the West (20:05) The muddled East from 2 to 8 (33:42) Who's the biggest threat to Boston in the East? (39:55) What's gone wrong in Cleveland? (54:07) All-Defense Teams (1:14:37) All-NBA Teams (1:19:39) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Playoff Push with Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss the Sixers' chances now that Joel Embiid is back in the fold, how seeds 3 through 5 might shake out in the East, the race for the top seed in the West, how dangerous the Lakers can be, and what to make of the Suns and Clippers. Sixers with Embiid (10:31) Are the Heat going to heat up or what? (24:01) Knicks without Randle (27:14) Cavs and Magic (35:26) Race for top seed in the West (44:35) How dangerous can the Lakers be? (49:56) Wolves without KAT (1:00:10) Suns coming together (1:03:09) Can the Clippers find the magic they had earlier in the year? (1:05:59) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 14 seconds
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Embiid's Return, Charging Mavs, and Most Improved Player Candidates

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss Joel Embiid's expected return to the Sixers, the charging Mavericks, and a trio of teams succeeding without an injured star. Plus, TrueHoop's David Thorpe joins to run through the top candidates for Most Improved Player. Impact of Embiid's return (1:04) Mavs currently in 5th in the West (9:42) Hawks without Trae, Wolves without KAT, and Rockets without Sengun (30:57) Thorpe (48:10) Most Improved Player candidates (49:55) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20241 hour, 46 minutes, 57 seconds
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Worst Preseason Takes and Draymond Green's Ejection with Doris Burke

Zach and ESPN's Doris Burke discuss Draymond Green's ejection and the Warriors' push for the play-in before revealing their preseason takes that have since fallen flat. Headlines around the league (15:04) Worst Preseason Takes (22:07) Under on the Thunder (22:27) Hawks to finish in the top 5 (30:56) Lukewarm on the Porzingis trade (33:19) A Mavs swoon that never happened (41:58) D'Angelo Russell's season with the Lakers (47:17) The Suns as a title contender (55:23) Clippers escaped Philly with a win (1:03:05) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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Playoff Races in the East and West. Plus, the League Looking into Betting Irregularities

Zach and The Dunker Spot's Steve Jones, Jr. discuss what's going on with the Warriors, the races for the 6th seed in the East and West, and the battle for positioning among the 3-4-5 spots in the East. Then ESPN Chalk's David Purdum joins for the latest on the NBA looking into betting irregularities involving Toronto's Jontay Porter. What's going on with the Warriors? (2:27) 6-7-8 spots in the West (9:44) 6-7-8 spots in the East (33:56) 3-4-5 in the East (53:05) Purdum (1:08:34) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 55 seconds
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Celtics-Bucks, Forecasting the Thunder, Anthony Edwards' Leap, and Coach of the Year Contenders

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss how the Celtics and Bucks would match up in a playoff series, forecast the Thunder's chances in the West, and weigh in on Coach of the Year candidates. Then The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski joins to talk all things Anthony Edwards- the dunk and his elevation into superstardom- plus, what success looks like for the Timberwolves this season. Celtics-Bucks matchup (1:50) Forecasting the Thunder (21:20) No one has an answer for Jokic (40:13) Coach of the Year front runners (43:10) The red-hot Rockets (47:50) A basketball dilemma (53:02) Krawczynski (56:29) The Anthony Edwards dunk (58:54) Wolves have more of a backbone this season (1:07:25) Latest on KAT and Reid (1:11:13) Anthony Edwards has taken the leap (1:16:39) What is success for the Wolves this year? (1:33:23) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 32 seconds
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Clipper Concerns, Red-hot Mavs, Wemby is here, and 6th Man Candidates

Zach and The Athletic's Mo Dakhil discuss the latest Laker losses, the charging Mavericks, their concern for the Clippers and Suns, Victor Wembanyama making highlight plays look routine, and candidates for 6th Man of the Year. Lakers-Warriors reaction (4:03) The surging Mavs (15:08) Concerns about the Clippers (30:47) Officiating has been tweaked since the All-Star break (44:28) Suns (50:22) Wembanyama is here (1:02:44) Sixth Man of the Year contenders (1:10:44) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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All-NBA Candidates, Why Scoring has Dipped, and the 65-Game Rule

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks run through their preliminary list of candidates for All-NBA. Then the NBA's Head of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars and the Senior VP of Referee Training and Development Monty McCutchen join to discuss why scoring has dipped since the All-Star Break, ideas to help defenders, and the unintended consequences of the 65-game rule for awards. Bucks still trying to figure it out (15:48) Brunson is going to make an All-NBA team and state of the Knicks (29:05) Rounding out All-NBA candidates (35:32) Sixers in disarray without Embiid (48:58) Dumars and McCutchen (1:01:27) On scoring being down since the All-Star break (1:04:23) Ideas to help defenders (1:14:45) On how the 65-game rule is working (1:29:43) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pelicans, All-Defense Candidates, Suns, and Why Scoring is Down

Zach and ESPN's Andrew Lopez discuss the red-hot Pelicans, Zion's play, Brandon Ingram's unheralded season, and how the Pelicans stack up against each of the West's elite. Then ESPN's Kevin Pelton joins to pick All-Defensive teams, talk Heat, Suns, Magic and Jamahl Mosley's extension, the recent decline in scoring and free throws, Victor Wembanyama, and much more.  Pels are a mystery box and a sleeping giant (6:26) Zion's improved defense and rebounding (10:57) Herb Jones has a case for All-Defense and Most Improved (13:28) The Pelicans' shooting luck defensively (20:13) Not enough talk about Brandon Ingram (27:08) How the Pels match up against other Western Conference playoff teams (33:30) Pelton (40:15) Middle of the East (57:46) 2nd tier All-Defense guys (1:02:47) Thunder in line for the top seed in the West (1:09:14) Wembanyama's All-Defense case (1:15:27) Scoring is down since the All-Star break (1:30:20) Temperature check on the Suns (1:39:46) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/20241 hour, 46 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bobby Marks on Celtics-Nuggets, Ben Simmons, KAT's injury, and Wembanyama

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss Denver's win over Boston in a potential Finals preview, whether Boston has crunch-time issues, the game's impact on the MVP race, and much more -- the impact of Karl-Anthony Towns injury on Minnesota's playoff chances and big-picture future, Dallas' win over Miami, ankle issues for Steph Curry, Victor Wembanyama, and LeBron James, Ben Simmons being out for the season, and what to make of Wembanyama wanting to win more soon. Then -- a special guest on all things Cavs and tax season.  Celtics in crunch time (12:57) You can't double-team Jokic (17:01) The Porzingis matchup for Jokic (24:53) Ben Simmons out for the year (34:16) KAT's injury (38:33) Keeping an eye on the Mavs (51:08) Is there another level for the Kings? (55:02) The Magic are making a charge (1:01:55) The noise around Wembanyama is just that (1:06:03) Cavs forward Dean Wade (1:16:31) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 25 seconds
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Scalabrine on the soaring Celtics, Herring on the Top 4 in the West, Bucks, and Raptors

Zach and Brian Scalabrine break down the red-hot Boston Celtics and who might challenge them in the East. Then ESPN's Chris Herring joins to talk about the top-4 in the West, the Bucks finding their groove, injuries to Russell Westbrook, Donovan Mitchell, and Scottie Barnes, the Raptors deal for Kelly Olynyk, RJ Barrett's play, Anthony Davis, and much more around the league.  Derrick White has been amazing (12:36) The Warriors leaving Jaylen Brown open at the 3-point line (22:31) What are you looking for the rest of the way (28:03) Herring (39:04) What are you seeing with the Clippers? (41:57) OKC is for real (52:50) More surprising if Twolves win West or lose in 1st round? (1:11:52) Bucks charging (1:23:53) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 3 seconds
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State of the West, Giannis' MVP case, and Wemby vs. Chet

Zach and ESPN's Chiney Ogwumike discuss the Lakers' big week, LeBron approaching 40,000 points and their favorite LeBron moments, the Bucks' surge on defense, Giannis' MVP case and the awards race overall, Wemby vs Chet, Rookie of the Year, San Antonio's path forward, whether it's time to worry about the Clippers, Houston's struggles, the Pelicans, much more.   Does it matter if the coach makes more than most players on the team? (14:10) LeBron's best moments (18:10) Concerned about the Clippers? (23:38) Trivia question (33:04) The Bucks under Doc Rivers (35:31) Why isn't Giannis talked about more as an MVP candidate? (49:57) ROY race (57:10) Rockets and Pelicans (1:06:58) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 51 seconds
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How Denver Matches Up with the Best of the West and a Look at the Play-In Race in the East

Zach and Adam Mares of DNVR Sports check in on the Nuggets and break down all the key matchups at the top of the Western Conference. Then Nekias Duncan of the Dunker Spot joins to talk about playoff races in the middle of the East: Knicks, Sixers, red-hot Heat, Hawks without Trae Young, Magic's present and future, the frisky Raptors, the Pacers with Pascal Siakam, and much more.  Is this anything? (12:23) How the Nuggets match up with the Thunder, Timberwolves, and Clippers (23:35) Duncan (43:38) Heat (49:04) Pacers (1:02:27) Hawks (1:12:35) Raptors (1:20:07) Magic (1:27:54) Suns (1:35:41) Clippers (1:40:41) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Three Most Important Players for the rest of the Season

Zach and Mo Dakhil of The Athletic discuss the Warriors and Lakers, the surging Mavs, the Thunder going for the #1 seed, the state of the MVP race, and the three most important players for the rest of the season. Who has a better chance of making a run- Warriors or Lakers? (4:43) The surging Mavs (14:51) The state of the Suns (23:33) The Thunder are really going for it (31:01) Shai's MVP case (39:36) Tatum does not have a statistical case for MVP (47:34) The three most important players for the stretch run (53:14) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Nets, Fixing All-Star Weekend, and Second Half Storylines to Watch

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss the Brooklyn Nets soap opera of the last 10 years and where they go after firing Jacque Vaughn, and Tim picks his biggest East storyline of the rest of the season. Plus: Breaking down Mike Conley's extension. Then ESPN's Malika Andrews joins to fix All-Star, pick Most Confusing Teams in the West, and more. Plus: The Debut of Malika Andrews Worst Take of the Month.  The Nets firing of Jacque Vaughn (1:22) A turbulent decade plus for the Nets (16:55) Minnesota extends Mike Conley (38:15) Most intriguing Eastern Conference storyline the rest of the way (44:12) Andrews (52:15) Ideas to fix All-Star Weekend (53:40) Most confounding teams in the West (1:34:52) Malika's Worst Take of the Month (1:43:46) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20241 hour, 52 minutes, 42 seconds
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The LeBron Hail Mary with Ramona Shelburne and Rookie Check-in with John Hollinger

Zach and ESPN's Ramona Shelburne discuss the Warriors attempting to trade for LeBron James, LeBron's future in LA, the recent surges for both teams and whether they can do damage in the playoffs. Then John Hollinger of the Athletic weighs in on Rookie of the Year and checks in rookies in Charlotte, Memphis, Washington, Toronto, Utah, Houston, and more. Plus: Klay Thompson coming off the bench, Deni Avdija's recent play, the Bucks falling to 3-7 under Doc Rivers, much more! 1:00- Ramona's reporting on how close LeBron to the Warriors was to happening. 15:00- What are LeBron's goals at this stage of his career? 25:15- Are the Lakers and Warriors latest stretch sustainable? 30:05- The Warriors commitment to build a contender around Steph. 39:49- John Hollinger joins 40:00- Brandin Podziemski replacing Klay Thompson in the starting lineup 46:45- Keyonte George, Taylor Hendricks, and the Utah Jazz 54:30- GG Jackson Jr. and the Memphis Grizzlies 1:01:45- Concern level for Milwaukee 1:07:35- Brandon Miller's impressive season 1:17:50- Scoot Henderson's confusing rookie year 1:20:30- Houston Rockets' Guard Room 1:24:40- Rapid Fire Rookies 1:32:24- Rookie of the Year debate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/20241 hour, 47 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Five Biggest Questions Remaining

Zach and Steve Jones Jr. of The Dunker Spot pick their 5 Biggest Questions for the rest of the NBA season: Bucks, Suns, home-court in the West, Knicks, Sixers, Lakers and Warriors figuring things out, Trae Young's future, much more. Then Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com joins to discuss the red-hot Cleveland Cavaliers: Are they contenders? What are the Bucks? (1:29) Who wins the West? (11:10) How good are the Suns? (19:52) Are you starting to believe in the Lakers or Warriors? (25:24) Can the Knicks and Sixers hold on? (41:59) Can Boston avoid getting in its own way? (47:41) What's the plan with Trae Young? (51:01) Who wins coach of the year? (1:04:05) Fedor (1:07:28) How is the reintegration of Garland and Mobley going? (1:12:30) Cavs have the inside track at the #2 seed in the East (1:17:14) Is this team a legitimate championship contender? (1:21:48) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bobby Marks and Kevin Pelton on the NBA Trade Deadline

Zach breaks down all the deals that happened and didn't happen at the NBA trade deadline with ESPN's Bobby Marks and then ESPN's Kevin Pelton coming out of the bullpen in a mega-episode. The guys hit every move, every big non-move (Lakers, Warriors, Bulls again!, Clippers, more) -- and almost every team.  2:50- The Knicks "Home-run" deadline moves. 15:45- The Detroit Pistons confusing deadline. 25:00 The Lakers quiet trade deadline. 30:00- Atlanta Hawks not moving Dejounte Murray 42:00- What is Chicago's direction? 54:20- Analyzing Dallas' moves at the trade deadline 1:10:00- Kevin Pelton joins the podcast 1:11:00- Utah Jazz and Toronto Raptors trade 1:20:00- Warriors standing pat. 1:25:00- The Brooklyn Nets holding onto their assets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 9 seconds
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Surgery for Embiid, Trade Deadline Chatter, and MVP Candidates with Tim MacMahon

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss Joel Embiid's upcoming surgery, ramifications for the Sixers going forward, all things trade deadline, All-Star snubs, MVP candidates, and much more.  Embiid to have surgery (1:02) Zach's tweak to the 65 game rule (9:22) How Sixers will approach trade deadline (15:20) Big picture on the trade deadline (21:28) Possible moves for the Mavs (28:59) Rockets, Cavs, and Nets (39:20) Jazz (49:56) Clippers (56:19) MVP candidates (59:25) Nuggets (1:05:34) All-Star injury replacements (1:10:10) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 51 seconds
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Embiid's Knee Injury, the Lakers, the Knicks, and the Most Interesting Trade Deadline Teams

Zach talks about Joel Embiid's injury and what comes next with injury expert Jeff Stotts. Then ESPN's Chris Herring joins to discuss the Lakers beating Boston without Anthony Davis and LeBron, LeBron's cryptic tweets, Lakers options at trade deadline, Knicks recent play and Jalen Brunson, Boston's up-and-down last two weeks, and their most interesting trade deadline teams: Chicago, Oklahoma City, Brooklyn, Sacramento, Atlanta, the Clippers, more -- plus whether the more asset-poor contenders in Phoenix, Milwaukee, Denver, and Phoenix can pull off any deals. That and much more! Possible explanations for Embiid's meniscus (2:36) Thoughts on 65 games played threshold for MVP and other awards (12:49) Herring (20:12) LeBron's cryptic tweets and Lakers' approach to trade deadline (20:46) What will and should the Bulls do? (38:45) Celtics have been a bit wobbly lately (45:56) Knicks offense with OG Anunoby (50:21) Brunson is a star (54:31) How will Knicks act at deadline? (58:48) Rapid fire on other teams ahead of the deadline (1:07:10) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Offensive Explosion, Dwindling Lakers, Trades, and the Top of the West

Zach and ESPN's Chiney Ogwumike discuss the offensive explosion around the league, the Jalen Green situation in Houston, the Lakers-Rockets fracas and the Lakers up and down play, Doc Rivers first game as Bucks coach, Wolves, Thunder, trade talk across the league, and more. Then ESPN's Kendrick Perkins joins to talk about the struggling Heat, pitch a wild trade idea, Zach LaVine, Pistons, much more.  Feels like it's not going to happen for the Lakers (4:42) Defense is not dead (15:15) Are there any rule changes that could slow the scoring? (19:43) Vanderbilt ejection- Brooks push (28:52) Should the Rockets trade Jalen Green?!? (30:45) Defensive 5 seconds (38:15) Wolves-OKC (41:42) Bucks with Doc (51:39) Pelicans (55:10) Perk (58:48) Time to trade Jimmy Butler? (59:29) LaVine to the Pistons?!? (1:09:01) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tim Legler on post trade fits, All-Star picks, and what Doc Rivers brings to the Bucks

Zach and ESPN's Tim Legler discuss the Doc Rivers fit in Milwaukee and how teams are looking after big trades: OG Anunoby in New York, the struggling Heat and Terry Rozier, the Pacers with Pascal Siakam, and more. Plus full All-Star roster picks, whether the Sixers have enough to win it all as is, and more. Then Eric Nehm of The Athletic digs deeper into the Bucks hiring and firing Adrian Griffin, and what comes next for Milwaukee.  Thoughts on Bucks making a coaching change (1:01) On Doc Rivers (3:44) State of the Sixers (8:39) Knicks with Anunoby (14:25) All-Star reserves in the East (21:20) Heat with Rozier (25:21) Pacers with Siakam (39:34) Reaction to huge scoring nights on Monday (46:12) All-Star reserves in the West (55:14) Nehm (1:04:29) Why did the Bucks make this change now? (1:06:15) The players have to own some of this (1:17:20) What Doc Rivers will bring (1:30:21) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bucks fire Adrian Griffin, Heat trade for Rozier, and Embiid scores 70

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the Heat trading for Terry Rozier and how it impacts the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Then ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins to weigh in on Joel Embiid's historic scoring performance, ways for the Sixers to improve around him, the red hot Cavs, and the Bucks moving on from Adrian Griffin.  Heat trade for Rozier (1:40) What does this mean for Miami's ability to trade future picks? (5:28) Rozier's fit with Miami (10:44) A look at the top 7 in the East (14:50) Charlotte is starting to accumulate assets (17:39) Bontemps (24:08) Embiid scores 70 against the Spurs (25:58) Embiid is Durant plus one hundred pounds (36:50) Embiid has to do it in the playoffs (39:10) How can Philly upgrade roster before trade deadline? (42:49) Rookie of the Year race (51:24) Red hot Cavs (54:34) Bucks fire Adrian Griffin (1:06:06) Would you want a do over for the Dame trade? (1:28:50) All-Star starters (1:34:58) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 45 seconds
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Bill Simmons on Siakam Trade and Championship Pressure Index

Zach and The Ringer's Bill Simmons discuss the Pacers trading for Pascal Siakam, the Raptors' return on trading two stars, and then go back and forth naming players and teams under the most pressure to win the championship this season. Siakam traded to the Pacers (1:10) Bruce Brown has value on the trade market (8:48) Did Toronto get enough for Siakam? (14:59) Championship Pressure Index (26:40) Celtics (27:39) Dame and the Bucks (37:45) Clippers (43:50) Durant and the Suns (50:28) Embiid and the Sixers (1:00:16) Bam Adebayo and the Heat (1:09:49) Nuggets (1:16:14) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 40 seconds
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Contenders in the West and Potential Trades Ahead of the Deadline

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss the resurgent Jazz, how Dallas can be dangerous in the West, and possible Pascal Siakam teams. Then The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski on the Timberwolves as title contenders, Rudy Gobert fitting in, and the looming financial hurdles in Minnesota. Plus, ESPN's Andrew Lopez on Victor Wembanyama playing the 5 and the depth of the Pelicans. Moves out there for the Jazz? (9:51) Mavs (19:39) Fits for Siakam (26:49) Krawczynski (36:45) Playing Gobert off the floor in the playoffs is a fallacy (42:46) Gobert is fitting in offensively (47:41) Looming financial questions for Minnesota (51:56) Potential trades for Minnesota (1:08:43) Lopez (1:13:50) Pelicans (1:28:10) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20241 hour, 46 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kawhi's Extension, All-Star Picks, and Trade Chatter

Zach and ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk discuss Kawhi Leonard's extension, whether the Clippers are contenders, and trade possibilities for LA. Then ESPN's Chris Herring joins Zach to pick tentative All-Stars, talk trades leaguewide, and more. Clippers are real contenders (10:54) No one is talking about Clippers defense (25:24) Ty Lue is one of the best coaches in the league (34:32) Herring (40:55) Eastern All-Star starters (50:50) Eastern reserves (1:07:57) Western All-Star starters (1:25:05) Western reserves (1:30:14) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20241 hour, 52 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Warriors, Lakers, and Under the Radar Trade Teams

Zach welcomes ESPN's Kendra Andrews to discuss the slumping Warriors, turmoil in Golden State, and the return of Draymond Green. Then ESPN's Dave McMenamin talks Darvin Ham, the Lakers bad offense, and LA's outlook at the deadline. ESPN's Bobby Marks rounds things out with rapid-fire trade thoughts on Sixers, Kings, Raptors, Pascal Siakam, Hornets, Heat, Wizards, Nets, and more.  Is this salvageable for Golden State (15:07) Possible trades for the Warriors (25:27) Draymond Green is a surefire Hall of Famer (31:50) McMenamin (37:40) Is Darvin Ham on the hotseat? (39:41) On why the Lakers' offense stinks (41:45) What moves are out there for the Lakers? (52:25) Marks (1:10:17) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tim MacMahon on the Thunder, Lakers, and Suns

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss the Thunder's chances and possible moves they can make, the Lakers struggling offense, the surging Phoenix Suns, Kevin Durant's legacy, and more. Four stages of Thunder thoughts (3:49) Is Lauri Markkanen available? (14:40) Jordan Clarkson going for a triple-double (17:35) The Lakers offense is struggling and defense is slipping (20:05) Re-visiting the Westbrook trade and how well Minnesota did to get Conley (31:36) The surging Suns (37:15) Durant's interesting career and legacy (51:23) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Kevin Pelton on the Raptors-Knicks trade

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton breakdown the Toronto Raptors-New York Knicks trade centered on OG Anunoby and Immanuel Quickley, discuss what comes next for both teams, and bounce around the NBA trade landscape.  2:00- Did the Raptors get enough for OG Anunoby? 9:45- The Raptors plan for their rebuild 14:40- What is RJ Barrett? 25:25- Who is the best player in the trade? 31:05- The Knicks side of the trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/202450 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Top of the East with Tim Bontemps and a Look at the Suns

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps weigh in on the strengths and weaknesses of the Celtics, Sixers, and Bucks. Then ESPN's Michael Schwartz stops by for a look at the Suns. Zach laments his bet with Bontemps on the Hawks (1:10) This is the best Celtics team of the Tatum-Brown era (6:52) Sixers offense is humming and Embiid has a great MVP case (35:07) Bucks have been cast aside as the third wheel in the East a bit too aggressively (50:18) Schwartz on the Suns (1:09:19) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ramona Shelburne on Draymond and a Texas Two Step with Chiney Ogwumike

Zach and ESPN's Chiney Ogwumike discuss the Warriors first game since Draymond Green's suspension, what comes next as Golden State falls down the standings, the rising Clippers, Chiney's hometown Rockets, and the Mavericks season so far. Plus ESPN's Ramona Shelburne joins to talk about her conversation with Draymond in the aftermath of the Jusuf Nurkic incident, the ongoing impact of the Jordan Poole punch, and where the Warriors and Green go from here.  Warriors without Draymond (1:08) Clippers hot streak (11:10) Ramona Shelburne (22:45) Do Warriors now regret the way they handled Poole incident? (32:50) There is no justification for Draymond's swing at Nurkic (35:44) The Rockets taking off (42:06) Suns debut with KD, Booker, and Beal (49:43) Mavericks (50:43) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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Draymond and a Say Something Nice Draft with Kevin Pelton

Zach discusses the latest Draymond Green incident, what it means for Draymond's career, and whether the Warriors can salvage this season. Then ESPN's Kevin Pelton joins to talk Draymond/Warriors, the Nuggets bench and Nikola Jokic's ejection on Tuesday, and a special Say Something Nice About Bad Teams draft featuring the Hawks, Raptors, Wizards, Jazz, Pistons, Grizzlies, Spurs, Bulls, Hornets, and Blazers. Pelton (22:54) Warriors hopes at salvaging season (23:09) Jokic ejection (26:34) Bad Teams Draft (31:18) Blazers (32:53) Hawks (35:19) Spurs (38:55) Raptors (42:13) Lakers should hang IST banner (46:03) Grizzlies (48:37) Bulls (52:26) Hornets (57:38) Jazz (1:02:15) Pistons (1:07:29) Wizards (1:13:04) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 1 second
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Mo Dakhil on the In-Season Tournament Final, and Fred Katz on Early Awards Talk

Zach and the Bleacher Report's Mo Dakhil breakdown the Lakers vs. Pacers matchup for the In-Season Tournament Final and the Clippers improvement this season, then The Athletics' Fred Katz joins to discuss the Knicks and make some early season awards picks. 3:35- Pacers high octane offense 5:40- Lakers vs Pacers matchup 18:20- Is the Lakers offense good enough? 25:00- Pacers offense vs. Lakers defense 36:00- Pacers Transition Offense 41:00- Clippers talk 50:30- Fred Katz joins 50:45- Knicks talk 1:00:30- MVP race 1:19:00- Rookie of the Year 1:21:30- Coach of the Year 1:26:30- Most Improved Player 1:30:30- Defensive Player of the Year Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 11 seconds
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Confusing Teams and the In-Season Tournament with JJ Redick

Zach and JJ Redick discuss the first two quarterfinal games of the In-Season Tournament and then explain why they are confused by an assortment of teams in the league. Pacers advance to Vegas (1:44) Haliburton is a star (8:03) Indiana needs to improve defensively (13:04) Celtics takeaways from loss to Indiana (17:54) Are the Pelicans a sleeping giant in the West? (31:31) Kings (40:39) Mavs (53:41) Cavs (1:04:29) How do we feel about point differential as a tiebreaker in the IST? (1:10:17) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bobby Marks on the Trade Landscape across the NBA, and Orlando Magic Guard Cole Anthony

Zach and Bobby Marks go around the league and the potential trade landscape as we hit the quarter mark of the NBA season -- Warriors, Clippers, Heat, Pelicans, Lakers, Raptors, and much more. Then Cole Anthony hops on to discuss the Orlando Magic's hot start, that vintage Heat alley-oop he and Jalen Suggs recreated, and all things Orlando.  5:16- How do the Golden State Warriors save their season? 18:14- What do the Chicago Bulls do? 23:50- Pistons Losing Streak 30:40- What's going on with the Clippers? 39:10- Should the Raptors trade one of their core? 51:00 -The New Orleans Pelicans intrigue 1:03:05- Miami Heat talk 1:08:33- Cole Anthony joins the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bouncing Around the League with Doris Burke, and Lakers Talk with Dave McMenamin

Zach goes around the NBA with ESPN's Doris Burke: The top of the East and West, middle-rung teams to watch in each conference, much more. Then ESPN's Dave McMenamin joins to check in on the Lakers.  1:35-Who is the second best team in the east? 18:30 -The impressive Orlando Magic 26:30- Who is the second best team in the west? 43:00- Concern level for the Nuggets 46:00 -New York Knicks 53:30- Golden State Warriors 1:06:51- Dave McMenamin on the Lakers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 20 seconds
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Searching for Jaylen Brown and is the future now for OKC?

Zach discusses the Celtics season so far, the Bucks recent uptick in play, and what to watch for in their showdown on Wednesday. Then Andrew Schlecht of the Athletic joins to discuss the red-hot Thunder and their potential approach at the trade deadline, plus other young teams on the rise: Kings, Rockets, Magic, Pacers, more.  1:00- Start to the season for the Celtics 9:50- Balancing the Celtics offensive concerns with their defensive excellence 14:00- Jaylen Brown's season 28:35- Andrew Schlecht on the Thunder 46:25- Should the Thunder make a move? 1:05:00- Temperature check on the Orlando Magic 1:09:30- Sacramento Kings start to season 1:16:30- Houston Rockets confusing start. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nekias Duncan on the East

Zach and Nekias Duncan of The Dunker Spot go around the middle of the East with deep dives on the Heat, Knicks, Hawks, Cavaliers, Raptors, and Nets. Plus, more Zach LaVine trade chatter and reaction to Russ coming off the bench for the new-look Clippers. Heat (0:38) Hawks (14:45) Knicks (22:13) Cavs (32:44) Raptors (40:12) Nets (50:11) Russell Westbrook to come off of the bench for the Clippers (1:02:15) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pelton and Dakhil

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss the skirmish between Minnesota and Golden State, the title chances for the Timberwolves, fake Zach LaVine trades, and the upside for the Thunder. Then Bleacher Report's Mo Dakhil joins to review some rookies.   The fracas between the Twolves and Warriors (1:13) Worry level for the Warriors (4:36) Gobert's quotes on Draymond (9:25) Minnesota's hot start (13:06) Are the Twolves title contenders? (15:35) Fake Zach LaVine trades (27:13) Optimism in OKC (40:53) Clippers fall to 0-5 with Harden (45:40) Mo Dakhil (50:38) Brandon Miller (52:10) Marcus Sasser (1:01:03) Ausar Thompson (1:09:24) Bilal Coulibaly (1:14:06) Keyonte George (1:20:01) Anthony Black (1:27:02) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 2 seconds
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Howard Beck

Zach and The Ringer's Howard Beck discuss the Sixers' success without James Harden and the Clippers' struggles to find their footing with him. Plus, surprise teams, a star in the making, and more. Philly looks great (2:10) Should the Sixers try to add another star this season? (10:03) Still feeling things out with Boston (26:45) Gut check time for the Clippers (35:55) Warriors look like themselves again (49:55) Rockets are Top 5 in net rating (56:46) Alperen Sengun is a star in the making (58:55) The Pacers are fun (1:02:37) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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Youngmisuk and MacMahon

Zach and ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk discuss James Harden's debut with the Clippers. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to assess some intrigue in the West. Harden's debut (4:28) Harden's passing (7:40) Impact of Plumlee injury (13:19) Clips showed glimpses but still a bit disjointed (16:50) Harden and Kawhi aren't a perfect fit (29:46) Don't evoke the lob word (32:15) Title contenders? (37:08) Tim MacMahon (40:02) Thoughts on Harden (40:47) Timberwolves winning with defense (44:53) State of the Lakers (58:45) Zion's burst (1:10:33) Heat Culture jerseys and court (1:11:38) Warriors so far (1:14:00) Mavs 6-1 start (1:27:42) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 27 seconds
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Wembanyama's Breakout with Steve Jones, Jr.

Zach and Steve Jones, Jr. of The Dunker Spot discuss Victor Wembanyama's breakout game against Phoenix, the repercussions of the James Harden trade in both Philly and LA, and then go rapid-fire around the early NBA landscape.  Wembanyama's coming out party (1:11) Early takeaways on Phoenix (10:51) Mavs'4-0 start (16:11) Thoughts on Minnesota (20:53) Harden's fit in LA (22:25) Lakers getting defensive effort from Reddish and Wood (32:50) Sixers look good so far (35:36) Rapid Fire Thoughts (44:33) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Harden Trade Reaction with Bobby Marks

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the many layers of the Clippers trade for James Harden. Terms of the trade (2:48) Both teams will think they won this (6:08) Clippers knew they needed more to contend (8:31) Clippers could not make this deal a year from now (14:32) This is a last chance for everyone involved (23:03) Clippers are must see TV (26:09) How do Clippers match up with the top teams in the West? (33:01) On CP3 coming off the bench for the Warriors (41:19) Was the price worth it for Clippers? (43:07) Sixers' chances in the East (49:05) Sixers trade candidates (55:08) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 29 seconds
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Early Observations with Nekias Duncan

Zach and Nekias Duncan of the Dunker Spot go rapid-fire around the first week of the NBA season: Dame's debut in Milwaukee, Lakers and Suns two games in, the Sixers without Harden (and what happens next there), Wembanyama, and tons of other early observations.  Dame's debut (1:11) Sixers offense without Harden (7:41) Harden interlude (13:47) Lakers (26:09) There's nothing you can do to stop Jokic (32:35) The AD discourse (37:45) Random rapid fire observations (47:15) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 47 seconds
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Giannis Extension and Season Predictions with Kevin Pelton

Zach reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo signing an extension in Milwaukee. Then he and ESPN's Kevin Pelton predict every major NBA award, the Finals matchup, and 2024 NBA champion -- plus quick-hitters on all the new contract extensions, James Harden/Clippers latest, much more.  Rookie of the Year (9:28) Most Valuable Player (14:54) Defensive Player of the Year (21:19) Grizzlies without Steven Adams (28:57) Coach of the Year (34:45) Minnesota’s financial crunch (38:11) Most Improved Player (46:19) 6th Man of the Year (53:40) Latest on Harden (58:09) Finals Predictions (1:09:40) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds
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Serrano, Concepcion, Marks, and Clark

Zach brings in old friends Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion to talk about their new podcast Six Trophies and preview the NBA season in their own way. Then ESPN's Bobby Marks makes rapid-fire predictions on contract extensions for the 2020 draft class and Kevin Clark previews the Orlando Magic and the East play-in race.  Serrano and Concepcion Reviewing Shea's Finals prediction (3:02) Will Anthony Edwards be a Top 8 player by the end of the season? (8:05) Should the Knicks trade for KAT? (10:09) Random team you are excited to watch (15:53) Rule change you would make (18:57) A player that makes you laugh (23:05) 2020 Rookie Extensions with Bobby Marks (27:54) Kevin Clark (55:46) Top 7 in the East (1:00:42) Franz and Paolo tandem will be special (1:03:37) Optimistic case for the Magic (1:08:18) What are they getting from Suggs and Isaac? (1:17:07) Fultz is a winning player (1:24:31) Will Orlando make the play-in? (1:28:31) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 35 seconds
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Two Eagles (Ian and Noah), Harden, and a Bucks Preview

Zach talks to father-and-son broadcast duo Ian Eagle and Noah Eagle about sharing Nets play-by-play duties, their lives and careers, and what to expect in Brooklyn this season. Then it's time for a James Harden Interlude (sponsorship pending) before Eric Nehm of The Athletic pops on to talk all things Milwaukee Bucks -- including our first look at Dame and Giannis together. Eagles Noah will be broadcasting 10 Nets games this year (1:36) What's it going to be like for Ian watching Noah in his seat (6:06) On Noah deciding to pursue a career in broadcasting (8:40) Other broadcasters Noah has looked up to (12:40) Parallel parking advice from "The Czar" Mike Fratello (19:14) The notion of being on or behind the play (22:37) Difference between doing a game on radio and television (27:22) Bill Raftery stories (34:55) Ian's "Blank Space" call on a Travis Kelce touchdown (38:31) Most interesting thing about the Nets (42:15) Kevin Garnett stories (51:08) James Harden Interlude (57:34) Eric Nehm (1:08:28) Dame's preseason debut (1:09:30) Is Giannis comfortable setting 40 screens a game? (1:15:53) Brook Lopez is going to get a lot of open shots (1:24:15) Who's the 5th starter? (1:32:26) Defense will be different under Adrian Griffin (1:38:03) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bontemps and Fedor

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss the Heat and Sixers after neither was able to make a trade (yet), the James Harden stand-off, the Clippers role, much more. Then Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com hops on to preview the Cavs. Hawks bet (1:02) Heat outlook (5:00) Like the over on 44 wins for Miami (14:54) Tyler Herro’s strengths and weaknesses (20:39) Sixers options with James Harden (31:03) Similarities between ’23-‘24 Sixers and ’18-’19 Raptors (35:59) The Tyrese Maxey breakout is coming (42:54) Chris Fedor on the Cavs (54:34) How does Cleveland recover after last year's defeat (57:30) Who starts at the 3 for Cleveland? (1:00:00) Pressure on JB Bickerstaff (1:03:30) Change in tempo in Cleveland (1:07:20) Are we going to see less Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley lineups? (1:11:35) What is Cleveland's plan against top wings? (1:15:00) Will Evan Mobley's defensive role change? (1:22:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/20231 hour, 32 minutes
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Over/Unders with Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton break down the Victor Wembanyama-Chet Holmgren duel, pick their favorite overs and under for NBA win totals, talk James Harden stand-off and his potential fit with the Clippers, Jrue Holiday coming off the bench in Boston's preseason opener, and much more.  Wemby vs. Chet (1:12) Thunder outlook (5:07) Wemby takeaways (12:48) Favorite Overs Hornets (21:20) Grizzlies (29:11) Raptors (34:10) Timberwolves (35:45) Hawks (39:54) Favorite Unders Bucks (42:50) Mavs (53:29) Warriors (57:06) Other under candidates (1:01:27) Clipper interest in James Harden (1:06:01) Reaction to GM survey (1:15:40) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 33 seconds
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Chiney Ogwumike and Matt Barnes

Zach and ESPN's Chiney Ogwumike project a Celtics-Bucks head-to-head matchup, talk Jrue Holiday and Dame trades, James Harden situation, Devin Vassell extension, Chiney's hometown Rockets, the WNBA Finals, and most important a detailed analysis of Chiney's performance on "Is It Cake?" Then Matt Barnes of All the Smoke joins to preview the Sacramento Kings. Ogwumike How the Celtics and Bucks matchup (1:29) Embiid commits to Team USA (22:23) Devin Vassell extension (27:37) Rockets outlook (30:23) WNBA Finals preview (40:45) Is It Cake? (47:17) Barnes (56:20) Playoff loss was learning experience (59:39) Kings want to prove last year was not a fluke (1:05:20) Defense remains the big question (1:07:41) Importance of Keegan Murray (1:10:48) Kings bench (1:14:12) Thoughts on Lillard and Holiday trades (1:20:33) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 40 seconds
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Howard Beck on the Jrue Holiday trade to Boston and the fallout from the Dame Trade

Zach and Howard Beck of The Ringer break down the Jrue Holiday trade to Boston, the potential Bucks-Celtics matchup, the Portland-Miami stand-off over Damian Lillard, James Harden's absence from Sixers media day, and much more.  Recapping who and what went where the past week (2:53) State of the East (10:34) Jrue Holiday's fit in Boston (13:19) Best in the East (17:09) Clippers still looking for a guard (22:24) Celtics moving on from Robert Williams (30:07) Boston's financial future (39:16) Re-visiting the Dame deal to Miami that never happened (42:35) Joe Cronin is vindicated as a GM (49:54) How we got here with Dame (53:16) Embiid not happy (1:02:47) Draymond injury (1:11:21) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 12 seconds
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Emergency Dame Pod

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss what the Damian Lillard trade to Milwaukee means for the Bucks, Blazers, Suns, Heat, and Raptors. Plus, fake Jrue Holiday trades. Jrue Holiday appreciation (2:43) What the Blazers got back for Dame (7:08) Lillard's fit with Milwaukee (12:51) Potential double gut punch for Miami (23:31) Raptors sniffed around but risk was too high (32:24) Phoenix side of the deal (38:29) Fake Jrue Holiday trades (46:42) The Knicks should really consider making a play for Holiday (57:43) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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Lakers guard Austin Reaves and a Nuggets Preview

Zach talks to Austin Reaves about his unlikely journey and all things Lakers, then DNVR's Adam Mares joins to preview the defending champion Denver Nuggets -- plus a brief Dame aside. Team USA experience (:58) Did you think you were going to be on the Spurs? (3:43) Taylor Swift dating rumors (5:36) Earning LeBron’s trust (11:42) The “I’m him!” game (14:36) LeBron’s team workouts (25:11) Says he’s the best golfer among NBA players (29:06) Russell Westbrook being a great teammate (41:40) How Denver will replace Bruce Brown and Jeff Green (54:05) Teams can’t outscore Denver (58:49) Will Michael Malone have to stagger starters more? (1:09:24) Getting Michael Porter, Jr. more involved offensively (1:12:07) Jamal Murray should be in the All-Star conversation this year (1:17:05) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 31 seconds
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Marks and MacMahon

Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks about Damian Lillard buzz, Buddy Hield trade possibilities, and the new-look Indiana Pacers. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to preview the Mavs and Jazz. Recent buzz around Dame (:28) Fake Buddy Hield trades (12:07) Pacers outlook (21:42) We were all wrong about Lauri Markkanen (34:58) Jazz outlook (41:57) How many wins? (47:30) John Collins' fit (57:57) Mavericks fit around Luka and Kyrie (1:01:10) Where do Mavs stack up in the West? (1:04:53) What would a successful season be? (1:16:11) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pelton and Lopez

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton pick their most intriguing players for the upcoming NBA season, talk Dame trades, rest rules, and more. Then ESPN's Andrew Lopez joins to preview the Pelicans and Spurs.  2:10- Josh Giddey. 12:25- Giddey's FIBA play 14:00- Kristaps Porzingis' fit in Boston 20:25- Who are the favorites in the East? 21:10- Miami Heat discussion 23:00- Lamelo Ball talk 25:30 What went wrong with Lamelo last year 27:00- Kai Jones' social media brigade 33:15- Trae Young's season outlook 35:00- Tyrese Maxey's season outlook 38:00- Deandre Ayton's importance to Phoenix's sucess 40:50- Damian Lillard updates 44:00- Dame to Toronto? 49:30- Resting Policy. 51:00- Andrew Lopez joins 54:50- Injuries plaguing New Orleans 1:00:00- Latest on Zion 1:07:45- How many games will Zion play 1:11:15- Pelicans pick equity 1:19:15- Why the Pelicans aren't in the Dame sweepstakes 1:22:00- Spurs expectations after getting Wemby 1:30:30- Devin Vassell's outlook 1:35:30- Jeremy Sochan's fit on the Spurs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ramona Shelburne on Giannis, Harden, Golden State, and the Lakers

Zach and ESPN's Ramona Shelburne discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo's recent comments about his future, dive into Ramona's recent story on the James Harden stalemate, preview the Golden State Warriors, and much more.  Giannis doubling down on his future possibly being elsewhere (1:27) Zach thinks Milwaukee might trade Giannis if things go horribly wrong this year (10:22) How can Milwaukee improve this season? (13:45) What teams are closely monitoring Giannis' situation (21:03) How many more titles will Steph-led Warriors win? (33:20) On a potential extension for Klay Thompson (38:28) Will CP3 start for the Warriors? (44:50) Harden vs. Daryl Morey (53:30) Trying to make sense of Harden's thinking about his contract status (1:13:13) Lakers extend Jarred Vanderbilt (1:24:30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 39 seconds
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MacMahon and Murphy

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss Team USA's failure at the FIBA World Cup, look ahead to the 2024 Olympics, and size up the Lakers' place in the West in the wake of the Christian Wood signing. Then (58:30) Sportsnet's Blake Murphy joins to weigh in on Team Canada as well as the Raptors' outlook for the 2023-24 season. Potential new resting rules (:46) Team USA finishes 4th at the FIBA World Cup (5:03) How many of the guys on the World Cup roster will be on Olympic Roster next year? (9:12) Who are your dream 3 picks to have on the Team USA roster for the 2024 Olympics? (11:29) Do you enough the aesthetics of FIBA basketball? (16:33) Filling out the rest of the 2024 US Olympic roster (20:08) Olympics will be fun (28:54) Lakers sign Christian Wood (35:49) Where do the Lakers stack up in the West? (47:35) What did Canada's 3rd place finish at the FIBA World Cup mean? (1:00:03) What big names might join Team Canada for the 2024 Olympics (1:02:12) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's tour de force in the FIBA World Cup (1:07:02) Dillon Brooks' standout performance (1:13:09) How did RJ Barrett play? (1:18:35) Temperature check on the Raptors (1:24:03) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bobby Marks on Harden, Team USA, and the One Question Zach would ask Ben Simmons

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks get caught up on the James Harden situation, the Damian Lillard landscape, Giannis Antetokounmpo's recent comments about his time in Milwaukee, Team USA at the FIBA World Cup, and much more. Harden upset in Philly (2:58) Giannis' statement (16:02) Harden situation is more chaotic than it was with Simmons (22:25) What happened in Brooklyn with Harden? (30:28) Anything new with Dame? (38:40) The one question Zach would ask Ben Simmons (52:07) Team USA at the World Cup (54:30) Supermax candidates (1:13:50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 32 seconds
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Denver Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone and Ohm Youngmisuk

Zach and Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone go behind the scenes on the Nuggets journey to the 2023 NBA title, then ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk join to talk the Clippers at the crossroads, the James Harden situation, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 7 seconds
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MacMahon. Schlecht, and Krawczynski

Zach Lowe begins the podcast discussing the latest on Bronny James following his Cardiac Arrest, and Jaylen Brown's new supermax contract extension, then he bounces around the Western Conference: ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to talk Rockets (7:16), Andrew Schlecht of The Athletic discusses what's next with the Thunder (37:01) , and finally Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic details what a quiet offseason so far means for the strange Minnesota Timberwolves. (1:03:03) 10:46- The Rockets young pieces 14:45- Jabari Smith Jr.'s emergence 26:16- Alperun Penguin's fit with team 33:15- What does Dillon Brooks bring? 39:00- OKC's plans for implementing Chet Holmgren 45:00- Who will make OKC's final roster? 52:25- Is Josh Giddey the odd man out? 1:08:52- Looking back at the Wolves postseason performance 1:13:00 Karl-Anthony Towns future with team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 27 seconds
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Chris Herring

Zach and Chris Herring of SI.com discuss the James Harden stand-off and the futures of the Sixers and Clippers, then pick their five most intriguing new player-team fits: Chris Paul in Golden State, Marcus Smart in Memphis, John Collins in Utah, much more. Harden ready to get uncomfortable (1:26) Sixers and Clippers haven't done much this summer (8:19) Clause in CBA could affect Harden's plans to get uncomfortable (14:09) Harden's potential fit with Clippers (22:15) How Chris Paul fits with Golden State (31:15) CP3 is coming off the bench, right? (37:13) Marcus Smart's fit with Memphis (49:55) Is Jaren Jackson, Jr.'s future at the 5? (58:32) Georges Niang in Cleveland (1:03:17) John Collins in Utah (1:10:01) Bruce Brown in Indiana (1:19:27) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 48 seconds
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McMenamin and Schwartz

Zach discusses Joel Embiid's recent comments about his future in Philadelphia, and talks Lakers outlook with ESPN's Dave McMenamin. Then (52:51) ESPN's Michael Schwartz -- research guru and lifelong Suns fan -- joins to talk the revamped Suns title chances.  McMenamin Embiid opening the door to leave Philly (1:05) Embiid’s playoff history (14:17) How good will the Lakers be? (20:16) LeBron is returning (24:29) We are not far off from seeing players make a million dollars per game (28:58) Anthony Davis extension looming (35:27) Starting five (40:26) Offense needs to be better (45:15) Schwartz (52:51) Air of skepticism around Suns (56:23) Should be a Top 3 offense (1:01:33) Ayton is the key to the defense (1:06:51) Starting lineup (1:13:08) Are you excited about this all-in team? Do you miss the homegrown feel of Bridges and Johnson? (1:15:34) Need more consistency from Ayton (1:17:50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 31 seconds
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Begley, Nance, and Wasch

In a mega-Las Vegas episode, Zach talks to Ian Begley of SNY about the Knicks offseason and outlook, crashes Larry Nance Jr. (34:20) to talk Pelicans and Zion, and then visits with the NBA's Evan Wasch (1:07:18) to discuss the new play-in tournament and the craziest ideas the league office has ever discussed. Begley No need to rush things (5:38) The big swings the Knicks could take (9:33) Knicks monitoring Embiid (16:05) Trading Obi Toppin and where we are on Randle (20:41) Immanuel Quickley extension coming (25:55) Knicks are in a good place (31:47) Nance Loves seeing the success of former Laker teammates (36:24) clapping back at media report about Zion’s work ethic (38:07) Not crazy to say that Zion is a top 5 offensive player in the league when healthy (43:04) lot of buzz around Trey Murphy (46:32) on his journeyman career (49:21) on how he traded houses with Josh Hart (54:18) stories from the cast of characters on his team as a rookie (57:15) Wasch Details of In-Season Tournament (1:09:31) Tournament nights (1:11:58) Any thought to including G League or International teams? (1:15:05) Figuring out compensation for winning team (1:18:39) Rules, gameplay, and structure questions (1:24:06) Out of the box ideas that have been discussed at the league office (1:27:58) How tanking has been disincentivized (1:31:47) How far are we going to go with automated officiating (1:35:34) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 26 seconds
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Kevin Pelton on Wembanyama, In-Season Tournament, and Siakam

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss Victor Wembanyama's summer league play, the new in-season tournament, the latest on Damian Lillard and James Harden, Pascal Siakam rumors, the Cavs and Bucks off-seasons and futures, much more. Wembanyama's summer league performance (1:36) Wemby will thrive as a helpside defender just like Robert Williams (6:08) Have not seen anything to counter the hype (8:29) Spurs outlook for the season (11:33) Details of NBA's new in-season tournament (17:49) Will be a lot easier to follow than previously thought (24:46) The Zach Lowe Cup (27:43) Weighing in on the Cavs' off-season (33:15) State of the Bucks (40:56) Latest on Dame (48:54) Noise around Pascal Siakam (1:01:17) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tim Bontemps on Grant Williams, Dejounte Murray, and the Dame Discourse

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss the Celtics offseason, the Mavericks acquisition of Grant Williams and the overall outlook in the Dallas, the Hawks extending Dejounte Murray, the early hierarchy in both conferences, and all the noise around Damian Lillard's trade request.  LaMelo Ball extension (1:43) Grant Williams Trade (5:58) Where this leaves the Celtics (6:57) Celtics needed a stylistic jolt (13:46) Celtics are now missing a personality (21:24) Mavericks off-season getting a lot of kudos (27:13) Will Mavs even make the playoffs? (31:22) Dejounte Murray extension (41:03) How Atlanta stacks up in the East (44:38) Bet on Hawks (50:57) The latest in the Dame discourse (53:20) How Philly can get involved (1:06:07) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 21 seconds
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John Hollinger

Zach and John Hollinger of The Athletic outline the Damian Lillard trade landscape in Miami and beyond, the James Harden situation, winners and losers in free agency, and much more.  (2:45) Zach and Hollinger discuss a Dame trade to Miami (10:55) Trade ideas for Dame outside of Miami (11:00)- Dame to Clippers ideas (14:00)- Dame to San Antonio ideas (18:25) - Dame to Boston ideas (31:15)- Dame to the Sixers (44:00) Dame to the Nets (47:20) Dame to the Knicks (39:55) James Harden discussion (59:50) Offseason Winners and Losers 55:00 (Dallas Mavericks) (1:00:00) Sacramento Kings (1:06:00) Los Angeles Lakers (1:08:30) Indiana Pacers (1:12:45) Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors (1:22:45) Cleveland Cavs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bobby Marks on Dame's Trade Request, Possible Harden Deals, and Free Agency

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the potential landing spots for Damian Lillard, possible trades for James Harden, and react to the free agent deals that have been announced. Kyrie's deal in Dallas (4:18) Harden trade winds (7:28) Jerami Grant's deal could look fine in 5 years (9:31) Taking stock of the West (11:18) Lakers are winners of free agency so far (15:57) Clippers need Harden to compete in improved West (17:35) Clippers' potential offer (22:29) Dame to Philly? (26:09) Harden's potential fit with Clippers (28:54) Knicks interest in Harden (30:04) Dame has requested a trade (35:28) Dame has a de facto no trade (42:55) Can't rule Celtics out (44:50) Miami's best offer (48:07) The Dame era in Portland was a success (52:41) Portland should ask Miami to take back Nurkic (55:31) What is Toronto doing? (58:10) Brook Lopez suitors (1:01:14) Mavericks haul so far (1:02:20) Dame has respect for San Antonio (1:06:31) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 9 seconds
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Nick Friedell's Bulls

Zach and ESPN's Nick Friedell talk about the direction of the Chicago Bulls in the wake of the Nikola Vucevic extension, react to news that Kyrie Irving may meet with the Suns, and talk more NBA free agency.  :35- Vucevic Extension 14:11: How Lonzo's injury changed the team 21:50 Zach Lavine Discussion 29:50 Zach Lavine trade ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202350 minutes, 26 seconds
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Most Intriguing Offseason Teams with Howard Beck

Zach Lowe and Howard Beck discuss the Damian Lillard situation, preview free agency, and pick their 5 Most Intriguing offseason teams. Dame situation (1:09) 3 paths for Blazers (5:51) No easy outs in the West next year (9:58) Stop telling Dame what he should do (12:56) Blazers appear to be in philosophical limbo (16:47) Looking back at the CJ McCollum trade (23:18) Teams that could realistically make a deal for Dame (25:38) Intriguing off-season teams (32:50) Kings (33:43) Nets (43:01) Mavs (47:38) Suns (49:13) Bulls (53:05) Clippers (59:29) Raptors (1:05:07) Magic (1:08:40) John Collins trade (1:13:26) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 28 seconds
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Goldsberry and Woo

Zach recaps the NBA draft with ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry and Jeremy Woo: what happened at Nos. 2 and 3; Damian Lillard's future; Boston trading Marcus Smart for Kristaps Porzingis; Golden State acquiring Chris Paul; the Mavs moves; what the Kings might be up to with their cap space; other winners and losers from draft day, and more.  Charlotte taking Miller at 2 (2:30) Portland's future (4:08) Clippers considering their options (16:30) Celtics trading Marcus Smart (21:24) Porzingis' fit in Boston (27:20) Wizards' return (33:33) Grizzlies with Marcus Smart (34:55) Wizards taking biggest swing of the draft? (38:08) Chris Paul to the Warriors (45:30) What's going on in Sacramento? (58:20) The draft haul for the Mavs (1:01:28) Kings' cap space (1:05:08) What did the Magic get at 6 and 11 (1:15:20) Picks that Jeremy loves (1:17:40) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jonathan Givony

Zach talks to ESPN's Jonathan Givony about the latest intel they're hearing leading up to the draft. What will Portland do with the #3 pick? Is Zion Williamson really on the trade market? Plus, the buzz around the Clippers, Mavericks, Hawks, Raptors, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202348 minutes, 2 seconds
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Marks and Le Batard

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss all the angles of the Bradley Beal trade. How does he fit in Phoenix? Where do the Suns go from here? Are they the favorites in the West? Plus: Implications for Miami, Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson, Kristaps Porzingis, and potential new homes for Chris Paul. Then (1:05:55) Dan Le Batard of Meadowlark Media on the Miami Heat's Finals run and the joy of sports fandom.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 25 seconds
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Marks and Givony

Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony about the draft, trade rumors, and all things NBA offseason. Plus: On Denver's title run and Nikola Jokic's place in history.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 24 seconds
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2023 Finals Game 5 MiniPod

In this special NBA Finals episode of the Lowe Post x Hoop Collective podcast, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst recap the deciding Game 5 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Denver Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat to become 2023 NBA Champions. They discuss the Nuggets' journey to the NBA Finals and key moments from a tight game. Plus, they discuss what moves both teams will make during the off-season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202333 minutes, 22 seconds
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NBA Finals Game 4 Reaction with Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton break down Denver's Game 4 win in Miami, how they survived Nikola Jokic's foul trouble, what comes next in Game 5, and Denver's postseason run so far.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202347 minutes, 41 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy and Bobby Marks

Zach and Jeff Van Gundy break down Denver's win in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and look ahead to Game 4. Then (44:10) ESPN's Bobby Marks joins to detail the Chris Paul situation in Phoenix, plus other offseason rumblings.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tim Legler

Zach and ESPN's Tim Legler break down every aspect of the NBA Finals as it shifts to Miami -- plus the latest Kyrie/LeBron rumors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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2023 Finals Game 2 MiniPod

In this special NBA Finals episode of the Lowe Post x Hoop Collective podcast, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst recap Game 2 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Miami Heat even up the series with the Denver Nuggets (1-1). They discuss the Heat's vital plays in the 4th quarter to walk away with the victory, and a possible Tyler Herro return in the series. Plus, they examine the Suns hiring Frank Vogel as head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202338 minutes, 11 seconds
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2023 Finals Game 1 MiniPod

In this special NBA Finals episode of the Lowe Post x Hoop Collective podcast, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst recap Game 1 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Denver Nuggets go up (1-0) against the Miami Heat. They discuss the size mismatches that surfaced with the Nuggets' offense against the Heat's defense, the modest performance of Jimmy Butler, and how the Heat can rebound in Game 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202330 minutes, 13 seconds
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NBA Finals Preview: MacMahon and Jones

Zach previews the NBA Finals with ESPN's Tim MacMahon focusing on the Nuggets offense against the Heat defense, and (39:35) Steve Jones Jr. of The Dunker Spot digging into the other side of the floor. Plus: each team's journey here, the historical stakes, and predictions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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Heat-Celtics Game 7 Reaction with Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton break down Miami's Game 7 win in Boston, the Celtics missed chance at history, what's next for Boston and Jaylen Brown, and how the Heat pulled off this incredible turnaround. Plus, early thoughts on the Heat-Nuggets NBA Finals, Nick Nurse to the Sixers, Adrian Griffin to the Bucks, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Friedell and Mares

Zach and ESPN's Nick Friedell discuss the building drama of Heat-Celtics, and then (43:11) Adam Mares of DNVR talks all things Nuggets -- what this Finals run means to the city, visiting Nikola Jokic's hometown, whether the national media ignores the Nuggets, what matchup Denver fans should prefer, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 14 seconds
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Goldsberry and McMenamin

Zach and ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry discuss the Denver Nuggets journey to the Finals, Boston keeping its season alive in Game 4 in Miami, and whether the Celtics have a real chance to rally from 3-0 down. Then (44:44) ESPN's Dave McMenamin joins to discuss LeBron hinting at retirement, the Lakers plans from here, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bobby Marks

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the Miami Heat's remarkable turnaround (32:55), the implications of a potential Boston loss in this round (5:01), Lakers-Nuggets (47:05), LA's offseason plans (57:03), and Carmelo Anthony's official retirement (1:04:31).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ohm Youngmisuk

Zach and ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk break down every aspect of Nuggets-Lakers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202356 minutes, 9 seconds
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Givony and Herring

Zach talks to ESPN's Jonathan Givony about the dramatic Victor Wembanyama lottery, San Antonio's future, the choices Charlotte and Portland face at No. 2 and No. 3, and other offseason intel. Then (45:32) Chris Herring of Sports Illustrated joins to talk Heat-Celtics.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tim MacMahon

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss the fallout in Philly after another second round defeat, the Ja Morant situation in Memphis (25:21), Phoenix firing Monty Williams (36:35), and they look ahead to the Western Conference Finals (50:31). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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Doris Burke

Zach and Doris Burke discuss Celtics-Sixers Game 6 and what's on the line for both teams in Game 7. Then (30:52) Zach on the Nuggets advancing and a pivotal off-season for the Suns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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Howard Beck on All-NBA, Lakers-Warriors, and Heat-Knicks

Zach and Howard Beck discuss Warriors-Lakers (23:38), Knicks-Heat (53:12), Sixers-Celtics (3:07), All-NBA picks (14:44), and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 43 seconds
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Kirk Goldsberry on Nuggets-Suns and Celtics-Sixers

Zach and ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry discuss the wild Suns-Nuggets series, Nikola Jokic shoving Mat Ishbia, and what comes next as the series moves to Denver. Then (40:32) they turn to James Harden's last-second heroics in tying the Philly-Boston series, and look ahead to Game 5 and beyond. Plus -- a quick mention of what to watch tonight in Warriors-Lakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 29 seconds
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Marks and Nehm

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks talk Warriors-Lakers, Golden State's Game 2 blowout, adjustments to come, more. Then: What's next in Heat-Knicks and Celtics-Sixers. Then (1:02:01) Eric Nehm of The Athletic joins to talk about the Milwaukee Bucks firing Mike Budenholzer and what's at stake in a pivotal offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tim Bontemps

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss James Harden's masterpiece in Boston, Philly taking Game 1 without Joel Embiid, Boston's puzzling last five games, the Nuggets taking a 2-0 lead over Phoenix (33:05), Chris Paul's injury, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202357 minutes, 41 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and Jeff Van Gundy talk Steph Curry's masterpiece, Warriors-Lakers preview (36:07), Knicks-Heat Game 1 analysis (54:13), Suns-Nuggets (1:14:33), tweaks to the play-in seeding rules, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 53 seconds
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Marks and Beck

Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks and Howard Beck about fallout from Milwaukee's collapse against Miami, what comes next for the Cavs, New York's first-round triumph, Warriors-Kings, Lakers-Grizz -- plus a Suns-Nuggets preview.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 44 seconds
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Shelburne and Bontemps

Zach and ESPN's Ramona Shelburne discuss De'Aaron Fox's injury and an epic Warriors-Kings series, what happens to the Clippers if they lose in the first round, Joel Embiid's status, Ime Udoka's hiring in Houston, and much more. Then (55:57) ESPN's Tim Bontemps join to talk all things Knicks-Cavs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 41 seconds
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Kirk Goldsberry

Zach and ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry discuss Golden State's Game 3 rally without Draymond Green, the ejections and non-ejections in Nets-Sixers (15:55), confidence levels of Philly and Phoenix, Kawhi's injury (38:02), Lakers-Grizzlies (52:16), the Raptors firing Nick Nurse (1:02:02), much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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Marc Spears

Zach talks to Marc Spears of Andscape about Draymond Green's suspension and the Warriors-King series. Then (32:15) Zach reacts to Tuesday night's Game 3s -- Atlanta-Boston (32:30), New York-Cleveland (36:05), and Phoenix-Clippers (40:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202350 minutes, 54 seconds
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Youngmisuk, McMenamin, and Friedell

It's an ESPN playoffs bonanza on The Lowe Post: Ohm Youngmisuk on a Clips-Suns classic, Nick Friedell (53:56) on Knicks-Cavs, Dave McMenamin (32:31) on Lakers-Grizzlies, injury updates, Russ vs Suns fans, banning the charge, and what to watch for as these series roll on.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 52 seconds
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First Round Preview with David Thorpe

Zach and TrueHoop's David Thorpe continue their annual 8-by-8 rapid-fire preview of every first-round series -- plus Zach reveals his All-NBA, All-Rookie, and All-Defensive teams for 2023.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 34 seconds
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Beck and MacMahon

Zach and old friend Howard Beck discuss the debacle in Minnesota and Rudy Gobert's suspension, then reveal some of their awards choices and preview Lakers-Wolves, Pelicans-Thunder, and Heat-Hawks. Then (1:01:49) ESPN's Tim MacMahon discusses the fallout of the Mavericks late-season tank and the futures of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton react to Lakers-Clippers, sort out the wild West playoff picture (including possible Game 82 shenanigans), reveal some awards picks, debate the MVP, preview some play-in games and playoff series, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bobby Marks

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks break down the wild race for spots 5-8 in the West, the new collective bargaining agreement and its implications (including on All-NBA and other awards), and talk the race between Toronto, Atlanta, and Chicago in the East play-in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kirk Goldsberry

Zach and ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry react to Boston destroying the Bucks and Kevin Durant's return. Then they look ahead to a weekend of big games, discuss all the playoff races, and talk awards -- including Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and the NBA's All-Defensive teams.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tim MacMahon

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon look at the play-in race in the West amidst the Mavs' struggles and LeBron's return. Plus, they offer a broad look at the All-NBA picture.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20231 hour, 27 minutes
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Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy talk the Dallas Mavericks protest, Paul George's injury, and debate the Big Questions for the rest of the NBA regular season -- including MVP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 43 seconds
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Chris Herring

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring talk about the state of the playoff races with 10 games left, the Kings fantastic season, their early Sixth Man of the Year thoughts, All-Rookie races, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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Scalabrine and Pelton

Zach and Brian Scalabrine discuss Boston's recent wobbly play and the juggernauts battling them atop the East -- plus early All-NBA talk. Then Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton break down the jumbled Western Conference, talk sad Lonzo Ball news, Michael Jordan potentially selling a majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mares and Duncan

Zach and Adam Mares of DNVR Sports talking about the recent Nuggets struggles and the impact on the MVP race. Then Nekias Duncan of Basketball News dives into the Most Improved Player race.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 36 seconds
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Howard Beck

Zach Lowe and old friend Howard Beck talk about Kevin Durant's injury, the MVP discourse, and the East play-in landscape: Nets, Heat, Hawks, Raptors, Wizards, Pacers, Bulls, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tim MacMahon and Kendra Andrews

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon talk about the Ja Morant situation in Memphis, the Kings and the Suns in the top half of the playoff bracket, and then the Mavs one month into the Luka-Kyrie angle. Then ESPN's Kendra Andrews joins to talk all things Warriors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 6 seconds
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Doris Burke and Eddie Johnson

Zach and ESPN's Doris Burke discuss the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks, plus the other teams at the top of the East. Then Eddie Johnson of SiriusXM and the Phoenix Suns broadcast joins to break down Kevin Durant's debut, the Suns upside, potential playoff paths, and LeBron's latest injury update. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dave McMenamin, Baxter Holmes, and Jon Krawczynski

Zach takes stock of the Western Conference after a wild weekend: ESPN's Dave McMenamin on the new-look Lakers, ESPN's Baxter Holmes on Damian Lillard's 71-point outburst, and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic on the reeling and confusing Timberwolves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jonathan Givony

Zach and ESPN's Jonathan Givony discuss Victor Wembanyama, Bronny James, the four worst teams in the NBA and their long-term outlooks, chaos within the Atlanta Hawks, who has the most at stake in the NBA over the rest of the season, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20231 hour, 11 minutes
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Ohm Youngmisuk and Kendrick Perkins

Zach and ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk discuss Russell Westbrook's fit with the Clippers -- plus how the NBA can save the All-Star game, Lonzo Ball's injury, Kevin Love in Miami, and more. Then ESPN's Kendrick Perkins dives into his new memoir, and tells stories galore about his life, the 2008 Celtics, the Durant-Westbrook-Harden Thunder, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 39 seconds
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Kirk Goldsberry

Zach Lowe and Kirk Goldsberry breakdown the most intriguing offenses and defenses units are in the NBA, and how they might impact the championship picture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/20231 hour, 15 minutes
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Chris Herring

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring pick their most interesting teams and players for the rest of the season: Suns, Mavs, Blazers, Wolves, Knicks, and much more. Plus: Are the Suns the favorites now with Kevin Durant? How do Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving look together so far?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 33 seconds
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NBA Trade Deadline w/ Bobby Marks and Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks and Kevin Pelton discuss and debate a wild NBA trade deadline: Kevin Durant to Phoenix, the end of the Nets experiment, the Lakers reload, Golden State's moves, much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 54 seconds
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LeBron passes Kareem; Tim MacMahon joins to discuss Kyrie in Dallas

Zach discusses LeBron breaking the all-time scoring record, then ESPN's Tim MacMahon dives deeper into Kyrie Irving's fit in Dallas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202355 minutes, 47 seconds
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Hoop Collective's Brian Windhorst on Kyrie Trade

Zach Lowe and Hoop Collective's Brian Windhorst come together for a crossover episode to react to the Kyrie Irving trade including what this means for the Maverick’s playoff aspirations, if the Nets can still put out a contender, what LeBron wants from the Lakers before the deadline and who may still be available. Plus, what it the significance of Steph Curry’s injury for the Warriors playoff standings? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bobby Marks on Kyrie Trade Request

Zach Lowe and ESPN Insider Bobby Marks break down Kyrie Irving's trade request from the Brooklyn Nets, potential suitors for the deal, and what it means for the Nets going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202322 minutes, 32 seconds
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Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton pick their trade deadline wild card teams, build fake trades, share intel, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tim MacMahon

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss the Western Conference landscape with a week-plus to go before the trade deadline -- fake trades and intel galore. Plus: Jokic vs Embiid, the MVP race, the Lakers issues with officials, Myles Turner's extension, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ramona Shelburne

Zach and ESPN's Ramona Shelburne react to All-Star starters and LeBron approaching the scoring record, then talk Sixers future ahead of Jokic-Embiid this weekend. Plus, trade talk on Warriors, Lakers, Bulls, Clippers, John Collins, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bobby Marks

Zach and Bobby Marks break down the Lakers trade for Rui Hachimura and survey the landscape of the league as trade season begins. Plus, full 12-man All-Star roster debates! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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Steph Curry

Four championships, 2 MVPs and a Finals MVP later and Steph Curry still has “healthy insecurity” that keeps him in check. He sits down with his President and GM to break down just how he became the leader of a dynasty. Bob reveals the text that Steph sent Kevin Durant when the Warriors were recruiting him and they examine why Curry was able to handle the addition of KD. Steph admits why Mark Jackson’s praise early in his career “scared” him, and why he’s looking forward to life after basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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Warriors-Celtics Reaction, OKC, and KCP

Zach and ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry react to the Boston-Golden State overtime thriller and discuss what comes next for both teams. Then Andrew Schlecht of The Athletic (26:04) discusses the surging Oklahoma City Thunder, and Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1:06:35) talks all things Nuggets -- plus his Lakers tenure, the bubble, and his fear of roller coasters.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy take stock of the NBA at the halfway point: Do they regret their Finals picks? Who should make a trade? What's up with the Warriors? Plus deep dives on the Sixers, Bucks, Clippers, Raptors, Grizzlies, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bill Simmons

Zach and The Ringer's Bill Simmons pick their Western Conference All-Stars and talk trade deadline possibilities, the Nets without KD, Ben Simmons, more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bontemps and McMenamin

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss Kevin Durant's injury before weighing in on all things Raptors. Then ESPN's Dave McMenamin on possible Laker trades and his sit down with LeBron James. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 55 seconds
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Bobby Marks and Kings guard Kevin Huerter

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the middle of the West and trade deadline dilemmas for Portland (43:34), Phoenix (25:56), Golden State (15:56), and Utah (4:20). Then Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Huerter (51:17) talks all things Kings, his time with the Hawks, playing with Trae Young, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 51 seconds
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Howard Beck

Zach and SI.com's Howard Beck discuss Donovan Mitchell's 71-point explosion, the top of the East, Klay Thompson's 54-point performance, the Warriors winning without Curry, predictions for 2023, and unsung heroes of the first half of the NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ohm Youngmisuk and Kevin Clark

Zach and ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk discuss LeBron's recent comments about the Lakers roster and the state of Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. Then Kevin Clark of The Ringer discusses his beloved (and hot!) Orlando Magic and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tim MacMahon

Zach discusses the red-hot Brooklyn Nets and Kevin Durant's remarkable career. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to talk about James Harden and the Rockets, Harden's actual team in Philadelphia, the Mavs and Christian Wood, the Wolves and Rudy Gobert, and the trash-talking Memphis Grizzlies.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 27 seconds
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Pelton and Mares

Zach and Kevin Pelton check in on the Philadelphia 76ers, the reeling Boston Celtics, and the rest of the East -- plus Zach LaVine and Trae Young chatter. Then Adam Mares (47:11) of DNVR Sports talks all things Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic -- can Denver win the West?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kustok and Begley

Zach talks Nets and Knicks hot streaks with Sarah Kustok of the YES Network and Ian Begley of SNY -- plus trade scuttlebutt from across the league in the wake of the Anthony Davis injury and struggles in Chicago and Toronto.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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Trade Landscape with Bobby Marks

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the implications of Stephen Curry's injury, and preview NBA trade season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 5 seconds
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Goldsberry and Lopez

Zach and ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry discuss the NBA renaming all its awards -- and the new "clutch player of the year" award. Did they get it right? What were some fun alternatives? Then (51:48) ESPN's Andrew Lopez and Zach discuss the red-hot New Orleans Pelicans.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 8 seconds
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Vernon and Youngmisuk

Zach and The Ringer's Chris Vernon talk about problems in Atlanta and Philadelphia, and then do a deep dive into the Grizzlies -- and whether they can already make a title run this year. Then ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk and Zach ask whether the Clippers are ever going to get it together -- and how. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 32 seconds
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McMenamin and Givony

Zach and ESPN's Dave McMenamin discuss Anthony Davis's surge and what it might mean for the Lakers trade options. Then Zach and ESPN's Jonathan Givony (41:37) check in on a bunch of rookies in Detroit, Indiana, Houston, Oklahoma City, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 45 seconds
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Kirk Goldsberry

Zach and ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry take stock of the NBA at the quarter mark by discussing what teams and players they were wrong about: Mavs, Wolves Suns, Bulls, Cavs, Warriors, Celtics, Pacers, the MVP race, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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Scalabrine, Bontemps, and Koreen

Zach and Brian Scalabrine (2:03) break down Boston's historic offense and Jayson Tatum's MVP chances. Then ESPN's Tim Bontemps (37:37) talks about the present and future of the Miami Heat. Finally: Are the Raptors a sleeping giant? Eric Koreen (1:01:08) of The Athletic answers that and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 21 seconds
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Lamar Hurd and Mike Prada

Zach Lowe is joined by Portland Trail Blazers TV analyst Lamar Hurd to talk team identity and any potential superstar trades the Blazers might make, and by The Athletic's Mike Prada to discuss all things Wizards and what their plan for the future is. All that and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 43 seconds
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Top 5 MVP Candidates So Far

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton reveal their early MVP ballots, complete with honorable mentions and state of the team discussions for every candidate's team. Plus, a deep dive on the 9-6 Indiana Pacers (59:41), revisiting the Tyrese Haliburton-Domantas Sabonis trade, more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 1 second
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Warriors Trade Options and the Red-Hot Kings

Zach talks Warriors struggles and trade options -- plus Klay Thompson's long road back -- with ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Kendra Andrews (7:55). Then longtime NBA veteran and All the Smoke co-host Matt Barnes discusses the red-hot Sacramento Kings (46:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
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MacMahon, Katz, and Lopez

Zach talks Mavs and Luka Doncic with ESPN's Tim MacMahon, and all things Pelicans with ESPN's Andrew Lopez. Then Fred Katz of The Athletic joins to discuss the 6-7 Knicks. Plus: Joel Embiid's monster weekend.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 41 seconds
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Doris Burke

Zach and ESPN's Doris Burke muse about the Lakers' options, the West-leading Jazz, the surging Nuggets, the steady Suns, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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Nehm and Bontemps

Zach talks to Eric Nehm of The Athletic about the Bucks 9-1 start, then ESPN's Tim Bontemps comes on to discuss the Celtics, Hawks, Bulls, Raptors, and Knicks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bobby Marks

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss Kyrie Irving's suspension, the future of the Nets, and the Kevin Durant trade landscape. Plus, the Josh Primo allegations in San Antonio, and a deep dive into the 6-1 Cleveland Cavaliers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/20221 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Friedell and MacMahon

Zach Lowe and ESPN's Nick Friedell discuss Steve Nash, Kyrie Irving, and the mess in Brooklyn. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Zach play "Are you worried yet?" about the Warriors, Wolves, and Nuggets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Richard Jefferson

Zach and ESPN's Richard Jefferson discuss the start of the season: under-the-radar feel-good stories, the Bucks defense, struggles in Brooklyn, Philly and Los Angeles, the Warriors' repeat chances, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 24 seconds
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Chris Herring

Zach talks to Chris Herring of Sports Illustrated about the Lakers struggles, Russ trades, Nets and Sixers stumbling early, the Blazers and Jazz scorching early, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 10 seconds
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Opening Week Thoughts with Chiney Ogwumike

Zach and ESPN's Chiney Ogwumike go rapid-fire around the first week of NBA action: Lakers struggles, Kawhi and Wall are back, 0-2 Sixers, Pelicans roaring out of the gate, Nets expectations, Banchero, Ivey, Cavs, Warriors repeat chances, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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Season Preview with Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy talk about all the contract extensions and Draymond Green's tenure in Golden State. Then they make Finals predictions, figure out the playoff fields, under the radar teams, a surprising player for the Lakers to target, and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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Award Predictions with John Hollinger

Zach and John Hollinger from The Athletic predict the major NBA awards and make their Finals picks for the 2022-23 season. Plus, they debate Zach's League Pass Rankings.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cade Cunningham, Collier, Andrews, and Spears

(0:00) Zach sits down with Cade Cunningham to talk Pistons rebuild, then (21:38) ESPN's Jamal Collier joins to break down Detroit's direction. Then (51:45) Andscape's Marc Spears and ESPN's Kendra Andrews take us inside the Draymond Green situation in Golden State.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bill Simmons on Draymond and Wembanyana

Zach and Bill Simmons of Spotify and The Ringer discuss the fallout of Draymond Green's punch hitting TMZ, Victor Wembanyana and tanking, and more NBA burning questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 28 seconds
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Over Under Win Totals with Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton debate NBA win total over/unders -- toughest choices, easiest decisions, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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Five Most Confusing Teams with Howard Beck

Zach does his annual Five Most Confusing Teams episode with Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 20 seconds
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Friedell, Marks, and Lopez

Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell about Nets media day and Brooklyn's outlook. Then (37:10) ESPN's Bobby Marks talks Jae Crowder and the Suns, and (55:30) ESPN's Andrew Lopez previews the Pelicans.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 22 seconds
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Shelburne and Bontemps

Zach discusses Robert Sarver selling the Phoenix Suns and Mercury, then (14:05) ESPN's Ramona Shelburne breaks down Ben Simmons' appearance on JJ Redick's podcast -- what happened in Philly, and his reset in Brooklyn. Finally (51:25) ESPN's Tim Bontemps previews the Sixers and talks Lonzo Ball injury news.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 39 seconds
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Pelton and Krawczynski

Zach previews the Western Conference landscape with ESPN's Kevin Pelton on where the Kings fit, and then Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic on the new-look Wolves (43:13). Plus: Important discussions on team nicknames, game-worn jerseys, and most impactful championships.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 1 second
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Baxter Holmes and Chris Vernon

Zach and ESPN's Baxter Holmes dissect the Robert Sarver situation in Phoenix and Adam Silver's press conference about it, then Chris Vernon of The Ringer talks all things Grizz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 20 seconds
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Chris Herring

Zach and Chris Herring of Sports Illustrated pay tribute to Jonathan Tjarks, then discuss the 2021 NBA Finalists as we approach the 2022-23 NBA season -- the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. Are we sleeping on them?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 6 seconds
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Shelburne and Pelton

Zach talks all things Lakers with ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and then takes stock of the Hawks' place in the East with ESPN's Kevin Pelton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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Begley and MacMahon

Zach and Ian Begley of SNY talk Knicks in the aftermath of missing out on Donovan Mitchell, then ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to talk more Mitchell/Jazz and preview the Dallas Mavericks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bobby Marks on Donovan Mitchell Trade

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks dissect every angle of the Cleveland Cavaliers blockbuster deal for Donovan Mitchell: How good are the Cavs? Did the Knicks blow it? What does this mean for the Lakers and Russell Westbrook. Much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sedano, Fedor, Schwartz

Zach goes around the league to talk about some of the interesting teams who have stood pat so far this offseason: Jorge Sedano of ESPN on the Miami Heat (00:10) ; Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com on the Cavaliers (29:48) ; and ESPN's resident Suns guru Michael Schwartz on the Phoenix Suns.(1:07:35) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tim Bontemps

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss the pros and cons of a potential Jaylen Brown-Kevin Durant mega-trade between the Nets and Celtics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 40 seconds
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Andrews, Clark, and Mares

Zach goes around the standings: ESPN's Kendra Andrews discusses the Warriors offseason, Kevin Durant, and more; Kevin Clark of The Ringer talks all things Magic (32:52). Then Adam Mares of DNVR Sports breaks down the Nuggets ahead of a pivotal season (1:07:55).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 30 seconds
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McMenamin and Herring

Zach and ESPN's Dave McMenamin discuss the Lakers Russell Westbrook dilemma and LeBron's future in LA. Then Chris Herring of Sports Illustrated helps break down the Chicago Bulls quiet offseason and path forward.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon break down the Donovan Mitchell trade landscape, then Zach an ESPN's Kevin Pelton react to the Suns matching Indiana's offer sheet for Deandre Ayton -- and how both moves impact the Kevin Durant sweepstakes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bobby Marks and Ohm Youngmisuk

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the James Harden, Bradley Beal, and Damian Lillard contracts and the Warriors offseason. Then ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk breaks down the LA Clippers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 48 seconds
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Murphy, Lopez, and MacMahon

Zach goes around the Kevin Durant trade landscape with Blake Murphy of Sportsnet in Toronto on the Raptors dilemma. Then ESPN's Andrew Lopez talks Zion Williamson's extension and the Pelicans potential interest in Durant. Finally ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to talk the sneaky-interesting Houston Rockets.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jon Krawczynski and Tim Bontemps

Zach talks to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic about the Wolves gamble on Rudy Gobert, then ESPN's Tim Bontemps talks Kevin Durant trade landscape, Donovan Mitchell's future in Utah, and the Celtics loading up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 9 seconds
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First Day of Free Agency with Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss a wild day in the NBA: Kevin Durant's trade request, where Kyrie Irving ends up, the Hawks/Spurs trade, Philly's offseason, Wolves, Wiz, Nuggets, Karl-Anthony Towns, Lakers signings, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 42 seconds
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Bobby Marks

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks dissect Kyrie Irving's decision to opt in with the Nets, and pick their 5 Most Intriguing offseason teams as free agency approaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony

Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony about Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn's doomsday scenario, fake Kevin Durant trades, Orlando taking Paolo Banchero No. 1, New York's draft night, the free agency landscape, much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 49 seconds
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Steve Kerr and Jonathan Givony

Zach talks to Golden State coach Steve Kerr about the Warriors title run. Then ESPN's Jonathan Givony joins (49:22) to talk all things NBA draft -- trade rumors, his latest mock draft, Kyrie Irving, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 7 seconds
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2022 NBA Finals Game 6 Reaction - Holy Cannoli

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to the Warriors winning the NBA Finals in Game 6 from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss the level of difficulty for Golden State to win this title, Draymond showing up big time, the Warriors savoring this one, this being the crowning moment of Steph Curry’s career, Boston looking totally discombobulated, Tatum struggling down the stretch and how many times Klay has said 'Holy Cannoli' before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Chris Herring

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring discuss the Warriors coming within a win of the NBA title, the Finals MVP race, Golden State's decision not to trade for another veteran, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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2022 NBA Finals Game 4 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to Game 4 of the NBA Finals from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss Steph Curry's incredible performance, Steve Kerr's decision to bench Draymond Green for a crucial stretch in the 4th quarter, the huge put backs by Andrew Wiggins, and Jayson Tatum's disappointing second half. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/202231 minutes, 20 seconds
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Game 3 Notes

Zach empties his notebook with thoughts from Game 3 as the NBA Finals turns to a pivotal Game 4 in Boston on Friday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202231 minutes, 13 seconds
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2022 NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to Game 3 of the NBA Finals from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss Boston overcoming big performances from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the Celtics managing their turnovers being the key to the series, Tatum’s ability to move the ball and if Curry can overcome being an ‘underdog’ in a series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202226 minutes, 48 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy and Tim MacMahon

Zach and Jeff Van Gundy break down the NBA Finals so far, and look ahead as the series travels to Boston. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon on more drama in Utah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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Doris Burke

Zach and ESPN's Doris Burke break down Boston's win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and look ahead to Game 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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Finals Preview with Kevin Arnovitz

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz look ahead to the NBA Finals matchup between the Warriors and Celtics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
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Kevin Pelton and Marcus Thompson

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton react after the buzzer to Miami's huge win in Boston and look ahead to Game 7 of the East finals on Sunday. Then longtime Warriors writer Marcus Thompson of The Athletic joins to reflect on Golden State's return to the NBA Finals.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 9 seconds
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Warriors Appreciation and Tim Bontemps on Heat-Celtics

Zach reflects on how the Warriors have made it back to the doorstep of another trip to the NBA Finals and then talks to ESPN's Tim Bontemps about the Eastern Conference Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Nekias Duncan and Kirk Goldsberry

Zach talks to Nekias Duncan of Basketball News and the Dunker Spot about Heat-Celtics. Then ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry talks Warriors-Mavs, San Antonio history, lottery winners and losers, more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 12 seconds
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Arnovitz and Scalabrine

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss Mavs-Suns Game 7, Phoenix's future and preview Mavs-Warriors. Then Brian Scalabrine talks Celtics-Bucks Game 7 and looks ahead to the Eastern Conference Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bobby Marks, Howard Beck, and Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks and Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated talk Philadelphia's James Harden problem, Bucks-Celtics, Golden State-Memphis, Giannis taking the "best player" throne, and more. Then Jeff Van Gundy joins to preview Suns-Mavs Game 7. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 26 seconds
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Chris Herring

Zach and Chris Herring of Sports Illustrated break down all four second-round series, plus the Ja Morant injury/Jordan Poole video, officiating controversies in Boston-Milwaukee, fan interactions in Dallas, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 26 seconds
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Second Round Reset with Kevin O'Connor

Zach and The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor take the temperature of all four second round playoff series and a special guest drops by to chime in on one of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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Brandon Clarke

Zach Lowe is joined by Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke to discuss the Grizzlies meteoric rise this season, his thoughts on the Dillon Brooks foul on Gary Payton II, having to defend Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, and he and Jaren Jackson Jr's friendship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202234 minutes, 36 seconds
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Friedell and MacMahon

Zach and ESPN's Nick Friedell talk Heat-Sixers, Philadelphia's struggles without Joel Embiid, and how no one may have won the Harden-Simmons trade. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon discusses Suns-Mavs and how Dallas' defensive solutions only create more problems for them to solve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy reflect on the three series that ended Thursday, preview the conference semifinals, talk Zion, the future of the Pelicans, change coming in Utah, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 9 seconds
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Marks on Nets and MacMahon on Mavs-Jazz

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the Celtics sweeping the Nets, what's next for Brooklyn, the Simmons-Harden trade, Kevin Durant's career arc, more. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon talks Mavs-Jazz ahead of Game 6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 50 seconds
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Kustok and Arnovitz

Zach takes stock of the playoffs in the wake of injuries to Devin Booker and Khris Middleton; then Sarah Kustok of the YES Network talks Nets-Celtics and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discusses Wolves-Grizz and some Jazz-Mavs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 47 seconds
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Bontemps, MacMahon, and Andrews

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps talk Sixers-Raptors and Celtics-Nets, plus Kyrie's middle fingers; then ESPN's Tim MacMahon discusses Jazz-Mavs and ESPN's Kendra Andrews talks resurgent Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 33 seconds
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First Round Preview with David Thorpe

Zach and David Thorpe of TrueHoop do their annual 8-by-8 preview of every first-round series.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 57 seconds
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Play-In Preview with Kevin Arnovitz

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz break down all four play-in matchups, make predictions, and discuss Frank Vogel's imminent firing from the Lakers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bam Adebayo and All-Rookie Teams with Kevin Pelton

Zach talks to Miami's Bam Adebayo about the Heat's season, the Jimmy Butler-Erik Spoelstra argument, playoff seeding, Defensive Player of the Year, more. Then ESPN's Kevin Pelton joins to debate Rookie of the Year and pick All-Rookie teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 24 seconds
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All-Defense with Chris Herring

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring go through the All-Defense ballots, talk MVP, playoff races, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 31 seconds
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Schwartz and MacMahon

Zach talks to ESPN's Michael Schwartz about the dominant Suns and Devin Booker's MVP case. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to talk MVP debates, the reeling Jazz, fake Rudy Gobert trades, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bontemps and Marks

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Bobby Marks discuss the top of the tightly bunched Eastern Conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 59 seconds
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Most Improved Players with David Thorpe

Zach and David Thorpe of TrueHoop make their annual top-10 lists for Most Improved Player, plus talk Heat kerfuffle, Rookie of the Year, All-NBA, Raptors, Finals picks, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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All-NBA with Kevin Arnovitz

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz fill out their All-NBA ballots...in pencil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kendra Andrews, Marques Johnson

Zach and ESPN's Kendra Andrews discuss Steph Curry's foot injury, the state of the Warriors, and the Western Conference playoff race. Then Marques Johnson joins to talk about the Bucks gearing up for a title defense.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jaren Jackson, Jr. and Kendrick Perkins

Zach talks to Memphis Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr. about the team's breakout season, Ja Morant, trash talking, and more. Then ESPN's Kendrick Perkins tells Kevin Garnett stories.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Friedell on Nets-Sixers and a Pop Celebration

Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell about the Nets blowout win over the 76ers in Philadelphia. Then a parade of guests that either played for or coached under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio with great stories as he is on the precipice of becoming the all-time wins leader in NBA history: Brett Brown (24:18), Ime Udoka (41:37), Danny Green (58:05), Monty Williams (1:14:05), Steve Kerr (1:33:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bill Simmons

Zach and The Ringer's Bill Simmons rank the players, coaches, and/or teams facing the most pressure for the remainder of the NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 11 seconds
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MacMahon and Mares

It"s middle of the West day on the Lowe Post! Zach talks Mavs and Jazz with ESPN's Tim MacMahon, then Adam Mares of DNVR Sports hops on to discuss the forgotten Denver Nuggets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bontemps and Sedano

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss the early returns of James Harden, then ESPN's Jorge Sedano talks about the under-the-radar Heat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 42 seconds
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Lopez and Krawczynski

Zach talks to ESPN's Andrew Lopez about the Pelicans and Zion Williamson, then Jon Krawczynski discusses the strange and evolving Minnesota Timberwolves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 17 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy on the Biggest Questions of the 2nd Half

Zach addresses the drama with LeBron James and the Lakers and then discusses the league's biggest questions of the 2nd half with ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Celtics' Turnaround and an All-Star Draft

Zach and Brian Scalabrine discuss the red-hot Celtics and their chances in the East, then Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton draft their own All-Star teams and talk MVP, the top of each conference, more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 50 seconds
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SI's Howard Beck

Zach and Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated discuss the many tentacles of the 76ers-Nets mega deal and weigh in on the early returns from other deadline swaps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20221 hour, 15 minutes
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Trade Deadline Madness with Bobby Marks

Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks about a wild trade deadline including the Harden-Simmons trade, the Mavericks dealing Kristaps Porzingis to Washington, the Sabonis-Haliburton swap and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 18 seconds
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Shelburne and Bontemps

Zach and ESPN's Ramona Shelburne discuss the Ben Simmons/James Harden situation and what the Lakers should do about Russell Westbrook. Then ESPN's Tim Bontemps talks about the Caris LeVert trade and other deadline rumblings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 7 seconds
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Eastern Conference Trade Market with Bontemps and Marks

Zach talks to ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Bobby Marks about the trade landscape in the Eastern Conference as we approach next week's deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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Herring on the '90s Knicks and MacMahon on the Mavs and Jazz

Zach talks to SI's Chris Herring about his incredible new book "Blood in the Garden" on the 1990s New York Knicks. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to discuss the surging Mavs and the reeling Jazz.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trade Chatter with Bobby Marks and Picking All-Stars with Kevin Pelton

Zach runs through the names being bandied about ahead of the trade deadline with ESPN's Bobby Marks. Then Kevin Pelton stops by to select All-Star rosters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Scorching Grizz, the state of the Sixers, and a trade!

Zach and Chris Herrington of the Daily Memphian discuss Ja Morant and the scorching Grizz, then Spike Eskin and Mike Levin of the Rights to Ricky Sanchez talk Sixers, Ben Simmons, and more. Plus analysis of the Hawks-Knicks trade involving Cam Reddish.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 19 seconds
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Klay Day and Raptors Deep Dive

Zach talks to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk about Klay Day and the Warriors, then Eric Koreen of The Athletic and Blake Murphy of Sportsnet convene for the annual holiday season Raptors deep dive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 17 seconds
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Kustok and King

Zach talks to Sarah Kustok of the YES Network on Kyrie Irving's debut and the state of the Nets with their part-time star, then Bulls analyst and 8-year NBA veteran Stacey King discusses the East's No. 1 seed -- plus some stories from the glory days Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 20 seconds
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Chris Herring

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring take an early pass at picking All-Stars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and Jeff Van Gundy discuss the biggest questions for the rest of the NBA season: Are the Lakers done? Should Boston break up Tatum and Brown? Who should trade for Ben Simmons and Jerami Grant? Can the Bulls win the East? Much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 42 seconds
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ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss the Jazz, Bucks, and Hawks ahead their Christmas Day games -- and touch on what the Knicks should do without Derrick Rose.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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Kevin Pelton and Dr. Robby Sikka

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss Anthony Davis' injury, the Lakers playoffs chances, the red-hot Grizz, gritty Miami Heat, and more. Then Dr. Robby Sikka joins to discuss the NBA's response to another COVID outbreak.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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Celebrating Curry and Picking X-Factors

Zach riffs on the greatness of Stephen Curry, and ESPN's Nick Friedell talks about the scene at Curry's record-breaking game at MSG. Then Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer joins to pick X-factors for the rest of the NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
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Windhorst and Lopez

Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about the upstart Cavs and the uptick in players testing positive for COVID-19. Then, ESPN's Andrew Lopez on the latest setback for Zion Williamson and how the Pelicans have fared without him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bobby Marks

With Dec. 15 approaching, ESPN's Bobby Marks helps navigate the trade landscape: Indiana's intentions, potential homes for key Pacers, Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, James Harden's impending free agency, sellers, and what if anything the Lakers can do.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pelton and MacMahon

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton talk about what's next for the reeling Portland Trail Blazers, then ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to talk the struggling Mavs, hot Rockets, and streaking Grizz.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 21 seconds
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Doris Burke and Eric Collins

Zach and ESPN's Doris Burke talk about her visit with the Warriors, takeaways from Suns-Warriors I, her beloved Knicks, and the surprising start in Minnesota. Then Charlotte's play-by-play man Eric Collins discusses his burgeoning NBA fame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 20 seconds
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Schwartz and McMenamin

Zach and ESPN's Michael Schwartz break down the red-hot Suns ahead of their showdown with the Warriors, then ESPN's Dave McMenamin checks in on the Lakers -- plus reaction to surgeries for Michael Porter Jr. and Joe Harris, and Knicks lineup tinkering.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 8 seconds
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ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz

Zach takes stock of the league as the quarter poll approaches, then ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz joins to talk the Isaiah -LeBron fracas, more Kings drama, the Wizards and Bulls hot starts, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 12 seconds
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Beck and Kustok

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Howard Beck pick their inner circle of contenders, talk Warriors, and discuss Howard's feature on Scoot Henderson. Then Sarah Kustok of the YES Network talks all things Nets.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 36 seconds
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ESPN's Kevin Pelton

Zach and Kevin Pelton go over angsty teams -- should fans worry about the Knicks, Pacers, Blazers, Kings, Jazz, or Grizzlies? Plus reaction to Evan Mobley's injury, the rampaging Bulls, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 17 seconds
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Friedell, Slater, and Ogwumike

Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell and Anthony Slater of The Athletic about the scorching Golden State Warriors, then Chiney Ogwumike joins to discuss the Mavs, Suns, Clippers, Hawks, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds
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ESPN's Mike Schmitz

Zach and ESPN's Mike Schmitz give their early impressions of the NBA's rookie class.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Baxter Holmes and Brian Scalabrine

Zach asks ESPN's Baxter Holmes to take us behind the scenes of his Robert Sarver story, then Brian Scalabrine helps dissect a wild week for the Boston Celtics.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy

Zach talks to ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy about the Lakers, the surging Wizards, Kyle Lowry's pace, and a way to eliminate take fouls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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Joakim Noah

Zach and Joakim Noah discuss the highs and lows of his career: the 2009 Celtics series, the Tom Thibodeau era, the Heat rivalry, Derrick Rose's injury, Florida, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tim Bontemps

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps bounce around the East: the unbeaten Bulls, buzzy Hornets, the clunky Nets start, Boston, Toronto, much more. Plus, some tidbits on the West, including whether the Thunder might sniff 9-73.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds
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Chris Herring

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring discuss the highs and lows of the first 72 hours of the NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/22/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss the extensions that did and didn't happen -- Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges, Malcolm Brogdon, Jaren Jackson Jr., more -- and then Kevin picks his 5 Most Intriguing Players for the upcoming NBA season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kemba Walker and Chiney Ogwumike

Zach talks to Knicks point Kemba Walker about coming home, the highs and lows of his career, and more. Then ESPN's Chiney Ogwumike debates League Pass Rankings with Zach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 24 seconds
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Kevin Arnovitz

Zach talks to Kevin Arnovitz about the latest on Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, and the five most confusing teams headed into the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bill Simmons

Zach and Bill Simmons bat around the big questions going into the NBA season: Can the Nets win it all without Kyrie? Who gets Ben Simmons? Which West and East powers are in danger of slipping into the play-in? And much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 40 seconds
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McMenamin and Marks

Zach and Dave McMenamin preview the Lakers season, then Bobby Marks goes inside the Ben Simmons stand-off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 31 seconds
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Friedell, Slater, and Serrano

Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell and Anthony Slater about all things Warriors: Andrew Wiggins and vaccines, Klay Thompson, and how good Golden State can be this season. Then best-selling author Shea Serrano joins to discuss his beloved Spurs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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Kustok and Bontemps

Zach talks to Sarah Kustok of the YES Network about Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn's media day, and expectations for the Nets. Then ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins to talk Michael Porter Jr.'s extension, the latest on Ben Simmons, and the Milwaukee Bucks quest to repeat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lopez and Begley

Zach discusses the chaos in Minnesota, then brings on ESPN's Andrew Lopez to talk all things Pelicans and SNY's Ian Begley -- host of The Putback -- to preview the Knicks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 29 seconds
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Marks and Krawczynski

Zach talks to Bobby Marks about Ben Simmons, Damian Lillard, and the temporary death of NBA free agency. Then Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic helps preview the Timberwolves under pressure.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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MacMahon and Mares

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss John Wall trades, and expectations for the Jazz and Mavericks. Then Adam Mares of DNVR Sports hops on to discuss Aaron Gordon's extension and the upcoming Nuggets season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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SI's Chris Herring

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring pick teams that will be better and worse than expected.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mike Budenholzer

Zach talks to Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer about the team's championship journey, his career, highlights and lowlights from his time with the Spurs, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202139 minutes, 18 seconds
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Stephen A. Smith and Jeff Van Gundy

Zach talks to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith about the new-look Lakers, the Nets as favorites, the Knicks and Damian Lillard, and more; then ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy stops by to talk about Team USA in Tokyo and the biggest offseason moves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 6 seconds
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McMenamin, Friedell, and Katz

Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about the revamped Lakers roster, ESPN's Nick Friedell about the upgrades for the Bulls and Knicks, and then The Athletic's Fred Katz joins to talk all things Wizards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pelton, Shelburne, and MacMahon on Free Agency

Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Pelton and Tim MacMahon about winners and losers of early free agency, and Ramona Shelburne stops by to talk all things Lakers -- Russ, Alex Caruso, what this team looks like now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bobby Marks on Draft and Free Agency

Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks about the multitude of moves made on the night of the draft and what it all means for free agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz

Zach talks all things NBA draft with ESPN experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20211 hour, 33 seconds
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Woj and Lowe Draft Special

Zach and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the latest intel ahead of Thursday's draft, the biggest names who could be on the move, and a crowded point guard market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202133 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ted Lasso's Brendan Hunt

Zach talks to Brendan Hunt about the enormous success of Ted Lasso and the many NBA Easter eggs littered throughout the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/202152 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bucks Clinch - NBA Finals Game 6 Reaction

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by Cleveland Forward Larry Nance Jr. to discuss Giannis’ historic performance, the significance of a small market team winning, the Bucks’ ability to keep fighting, the coaching redemption in Milwaukee and the future of the Suns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202156 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tim Legler and Mike Brown

Zach and ESPN's Tim Legler break down the NBA Finals with the Bucks one win from the title, then Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown discusses taking the Nigerian team to the Olympics.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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NBA Finals Game 5 Reaction

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse to discuss the wild ending to Game 5, Khris Middleton’s amazing performance, Jrue Holiday’s clutch play, the level of shot making in the game and how the Suns should feel going into Milwaukee for Game 6.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202142 minutes, 36 seconds
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NBA Finals Game 4 Reaction

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by Denver Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone to discuss Khris Middleton’s outstanding performance, how great Giannis’ key block was, Devin Booker’s sensational performance, the Bucks’ reliance on transition buckets, the Suns’ turnovers and Phoenix needing more from Ayton offensively. Then the group talks coach getting into a horse and carriage with Nikola Jokic, get an update on Jamal Murray and discuss the grind of the last two seasons.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/202148 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kevin Arnovitz on the Finals

Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the state of the NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202144 minutes, 9 seconds
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NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by Kings’ guard Tyrese Haliburton to talk Giannis’ dominant Game 3, Ayton getting in foul trouble, how Game 4 will set the tone for the series and Chris Paul’s leadership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202146 minutes, 52 seconds
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NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by former Hornets and Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford to discuss the great effort from the Bucks, the amazing offensive response from the Suns, what the preparation is like for the teams ahead of Sunday’s Game 3, the importance of Khris Middleton and the process of making adjustments for coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/202144 minutes, 58 seconds
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NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst discuss the Suns winning Game 1, Chris Paul’s brilliance, the importance of free throw shooting, what adjustments the Bucks can make and Deandre Ayton stepping up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202136 minutes, 3 seconds
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NBA Finals Preview with Kevin Pelton & Marques Johnson

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton preview the NBA Finals. Then, Milwaukee Bucks legend and broadcaster Marques Johnson on the team's journey here, their battles with the 76ers and Celtics in the 1980s, "White Man Can't Jump" and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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Suns Euphoria and Clippers' Future

Zach talks to ESPN's resident Suns fan Michael Schwartz about what this Finals run means to him, then ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz joins to discuss Chris Paul finally making the Finals, Kawhi Leonard, and what comes next for the Clippers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 50 seconds
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Herring on Conference Finals & Lillard

Zach talks to SI's Chris Herring about both conference finals and the Damian Lillard situation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bontemps and Givony

Zach talks to ESPN's Tim Bontemps about the East Finals, then ESPN's Jonathan Givony dishes on the lottery and the draft -- and a special appearance by former Suns coach Jay Triano on the Valley Oop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bobby Marks and Kevin Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss what comes next for the Sixers and Jazz after awful playoff losses, then ESPN's Kevin Pelton helps preview Hawks-Bucks and breaks down Game 1 of Suns-Clippers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mavs dysfunction, Injury woes, and Sixers collapse

Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about dysfunction in Dallas, ESPN's Baxter Holmes and injury expert Jeff Stotts on the wave of injuries league wide, and Spike Eskin of the Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast on the Sixers epic collapse in Game 5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 38 seconds
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2021 Playoffs Emergency Pod: Durant's Incredible Game 5

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst react to Kevin Durant's indescribable Game 5 performance against the Milwaukee Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202131 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and Jeff Van Gundy discuss the three 2-2 series as the second round of the NBA playoffs heats up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20211 hour, 14 minutes
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Arnovitz on Hawks-Sixers and Anderson on Durant

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss all things Hawks-Sixers, then Sam Anderson of the New York Times magazine joins to talk about his mammoth profile of Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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Nets cruise, Suns take Game 1, and Fake Porzingis Trades

Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks and Seth Partnow of The Athletic about the Nets destroying Milwaukee, Suns-Nuggets Game 1, Clippers-Jazz, fake Kristaps Porzingis trades, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 3 seconds
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Herring and Windhorst

Zach talks to Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring about all things West and then Brian Windhorst stops by to discuss the front office changes in Boston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 9 seconds
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MacMahon, McMenamin, and Pelton

Zach brings in a whole crew to talk Mavs-Clippers, Suns-Lakers and the Anthony Davis injury, Knicks-Hawks -- plus a look-ahead to a potential Nets-Bucks blockbuster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 59 seconds
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Andrews and Woike

Zach talks about Jazz-Grizzlies and Ja Morant, then ESPN's Malika Andrews joins to discuss the Brooklyn Nets and Dan Woike of the LA Times talks Clippers existentialism.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 56 seconds
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Opening Weekend Takeaways: Johnson, MacMahon, and Lopez

Zach talks Suns-Lakers with Eddie Johnson, Clippers-Mavs with ESPN's Tim MacMahon, and Knicks-Hawks with ESPN's Andrew Lopez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20211 hour, 16 minutes
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Annual First Round Playoff Preview with David Thorpe

Zach and TrueHoop's David Thorpe reunite for their annual 8 X 8 preview of every first-round playoff series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jeff Van Gundy On Warriors-Lakers Play-In

Zach and Jeff Van Gundy preview the Warriors-Lakers play-in game, and talk playoffs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202152 minutes, 58 seconds
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Woj and Lowe Play-in and Playoffs Preview

Zach and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the league's commitment to the play-in tournament, the first round playoff matchups they are most intrigued by, and look ahead to the offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kirk Goldsberry On Incoming Hall Of Famers

Zach talks to ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry about new Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, and Kobe Bryant -- plus NBA awards! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Kevin Arnovitz On Play-In Races & All-NBA Ballot

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz discuss the play-in races and the All-NBA ballot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tim Bontemps on All-Defense & MVP Races and Dallas' Jalen Brunson

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss the MVP and All-Defense races, then Jalen Brunson of the Dallas Mavericks joins to talk play-in, ribbing Luka Doncic, Steve Nash and Allen Iverson as inspirations, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 48 seconds
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Howard Beck on Play-In Tournament Dissension, 6th Man of the Year Deep Cuts

Zach and Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated discuss the Lakers' recent struggles, the play-in tournament, all the ongoing races, and Sixth Man of the Year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Chris Vernon & Ben Cohen

Zach talks to Chris Vernon of the Ringer about the Memphis Grizzlies and the wild West playoff race, then Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal discusses his book about the hot hand and Stephen Curry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 14 seconds
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West Playoff Race & Battle For LA

Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Ohm Youngmisuk about the Lakers, Clippers, Blazers, and the broader Western Conference playoff and play-in landscapes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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East Playoff Race With Kevin Pelton

Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Pelton about the red-hot Knicks, and the wild East playoff race -- play-in scenarios, the rising Wizards, the race for No. 4, Brooklyn's path, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/20211 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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Most Improved Player Race: David Thorpe

Zach discusses Stephen Curry and the MVP race, then goes through the Most Improved Player race with David Thorpe of TrueHoop.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sixers center Joel Embiid

Zach talks to Sixers center Joel Embiid about his MVP case, his improving jump shot, how mad he was about not making All-NBA last season, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202141 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jamal Murray Out Indefinitely

Zach discusses Jamal Murray's ACL tear in his left knee and what it means for the Nuggets going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202117 minutes, 36 seconds
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Chris Herring on the Playoff Race in the West

Zach talks to Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring about the middle of the Western Conference playoff race -- Mavericks, Spurs, Blazers, Grizzlies -- and the race to avoid both the Lakers and the play-in tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds