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ESPN's Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.


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ESPN's Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.






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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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