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

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New York, NY

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

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@podcenter

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English

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Episodes
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What's Going on with the Raptors and Hornets, Banchero vs. Barnes, Bucks Update, and Westbrook to Denver

7/18/2024
Zach and Seth Partnow discuss what the Raptors and Hornets are up to before weighing in on some offseason winners and losers. Then ESPN's Jamal Collier joins for the latest on the Bucks. Plus, Russell Westbrook is reportedly headed to Denver. Raptors (3:01) Banchero vs. Barnes (24:58) Hornets (32:21) Offseason winners and losers (49:45) Collier (1:01:49) Middleton's ankles (1:02:57) The Dame-Giannis pick and roll (1:13:09) Russell Westbrook headed for Denver (1:22:47) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:39:43

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Brunson's Team Friendly Extension with the Knicks and a WTF Are These Teams Draft

7/15/2024
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss Jalen Brunson's extension with the Knicks and whether or not it will be a precedent in the apron era, the Warriors' pursuit of Lauri Markkanen, and a look at a few teams that make you wonder about their direction. Brunson's extension (1:04) Will this be a precedent? (12:34) Where do the Knicks stack up in the East? (19:43) Warriors' pursuit of a Markkanen trade (25:16) WTF are these teams draft (39:58) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:24:01

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Clippers Retrospective, What are the Warriors, Markkanen Teams, and the lurking Grizzlies

7/11/2024
Zach looks back on the Paul George-Kawhi Leonard era of the Clippers. Then ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins to take stock of the Warriors, possible Lauri Markkanen trade teams, and the state of the Memphis Grizzlies. The Kawhi-PG era (1:01) Tim MacMahon (19:21) Team USA latest (20:11) Current state of the Warriors (30:34) Markkanen trades (43:58) Don't sleep on the Grizzlies (1:10:01) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:32:11

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DeRozan to the Kings, PG on talks with the Clips, the Walls Closing in on the Heat, and an Olympics Preview

7/8/2024
Zach and ESPN's Chris Herring react to Paul George's comments about his contract negotiations with the Clippers, discuss the Heat losing Caleb Martin to the Sixers, the Kings trading for DeMar DeRozan, and the Bulls' attempt at a rebuild. Then ESPN's Brian Windhorst joins to preview a loaded Olympic field and Team USA's biggest questions. Paul George on his contract talks with the Clippers (4:26) What are the Clippers now? (18:16) The Heat lose Caleb Martin to the Sixers (24:02) The Kings trading for DeMar DeRozan (37:42) The disaster for the Bulls (54:39) The Magic need a PG (1:07:06) Windhorst (1:09:27) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:39:44

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Klay to the Mavs, Spida re-signs in Cleveland, Lakers' Off-Season, and the Free Agency Medal Stand

7/3/2024
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss the Klay Thompson sign and trade to the Mavericks, the state of the Warriors, potential moves for the Lakers, the Cavs re-signing Donovan Mitchell, and the Top 3 free agency winners. Klay to the Mavs (1:01) Sizing up the Warriors (24:06) The Heat made a move (35:27) Lakers' off-season (37:51) Cavs re-sign Donovan Mitchell (50:26) Lull in the trade market (1:03:45) Celtics are for sale (1:06:43) Kevin Pelton's Free Agency Olympics (1:10:20) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:23:35

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Free Agency Bonanza, PG to Philly, OKC lands Hartenstein, End of an Era in Golden State, Lakers' Options

7/1/2024
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the Clippers losing Paul George to the Sixers, Klay Thompson leaving the Warriors, landing spots for Lauri Markkanen, free agent options for the Lakers, the Thunder adding Hartenstein, the Pelicans trading for Dejounte Murray, the Magic getting KCP, the Raptors re-signing Barnes and Quickley, and more. Hartenstein to sign with OKC (2:45) Paul George agrees to max deal with Philly (4:45) Impact of the second apron (19:58) Philly aced the off-season, but it's put up or shut up time for Embiid (27:13) Milwaukee is dropping down the power rankings in the East (37:17) End of an era in Golden State (41:06) Landing spot for Lauri Markkanen (51:36) Lakers' options (59:42) Rapid fire on other deals (1:06:40) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:45:37

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Knicks Build with Bridges, Rockets Fuel Up, Wolves-Spurs Trade, Edey to Memphis, and Portland lands Clingan

6/27/2024
Zach and ESPN NBA Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony discuss the Knicks trading a haul to Brooklyn for Mikal Bridges, the Nets rebuild, Houston acquiring Suns' picks, Minnesota moving up for Rob Dillingham, Dalton Knecht falling to the Lakers, Portland adding Avdija and Clingan, and much more on the draft. Knicks trade for Bridges (2:35) Nets need a nap after last 12 years (13:50) Knicks' draft night (22:39) Houston acquires Suns' picks (25:55) Spurs take Castle at #4 and then trade #8 to Minnesota (32:04) Rapid fire on surprises from the draft (42:20) How the centers shook out- Edey to Memphis, Clingan to Portland (49:17) The case for optimism in Milwaukee (1:02:23) Paul George latest (1:08:25) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:45

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The Future of the Cavs, Possible Draft Night Trades, and Paul George Rumors

6/24/2024
Zach Lowe and ESPN Draft Expert Jonathan Givony discuss the Cavaliers hiring Kenny Atkinson and what that means for Darius Garland and the future of their franchise. Then they preview the top of the NBA Draft and potential trades what trades, some of their favorite sleeper prospects, and look at possible landing spots for Paul George. Kenny Atkinson hired by the Cavs (1:02) Is Darius Garland a part of the Cavs long-term future? (6:45) How the second apron affects the off-season (12:30) What the Hawks are going to do with the 1st overall pick (21:32) How do the Spurs build around Wemby (24:34) Does Houston take a swing (34:17) Reed Sheppard's intrigue as a prospect (42:58) Will Zach Edey work in the NBA? (46:27) Sleepers for the Draft (53:03) Paul George talk (56:14) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:38

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Caruso-Giddey Trade, Paul George Buzz, and the Lakers turn to JJ Redick

6/21/2024
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks talk through all of the angles of the Alex Caruso-Josh Giddey trade, look at landing spots for Paul George, weigh in on the Kings' cap sheet and potential moves, and discuss the state of the Lakers now that they've landed a head coach in JJ Redick. Sam Presti's press release on Giddey trade (1:21) Chicago's rebuilding plan (3:41) Giddey's limitations (12:38) OKC with Caruso (17:01) Paul George buzz (28:02) Fake Paul George opt-in and trade scenarios (34:19) Malik Monk re-signs in Sacramento (44:12) The Lakers hire JJ Redick (50:51) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:12

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Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla, Jeff Van Gundy on joining the Clippers, and Siakam Extends in Indy

6/19/2024
Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla joins The Lowe Post to discuss his flashbulb memories after winning the championship, his analytical approach, the challenge of repeating, and the role of luck in the playoffs. Then Jeff Van Gundy joins to discuss his role as an advisor to the Celtics and why he decided to join the Clippers staff as Ty Lue's lead assistant. Plus, the Pistons' firing of Monty Williams and the Pacers' extension with Pascal Siakam. What was said in the halftime lockerroom of Game 5 (2:34) Flashbulb memories from the postgame blur (4:45) On how he and Zach ran into each other on the court before Game One (7:23) Learning from his personal Mount Rushmore of coaches (12:07) The influence of his father (15:12) How quickly this has all happened for him (22:45) Implementing his style in his first full off-season as the head coach (24:40) The 4th quarter of Game 3 (28:28) The impact of Al Horford (34:14) On the challenge of repeating (35:47) Van Gundy (41:13) On what he did for the Celtics (44:42) On being a part of his first championship team (47:31) Brad Stevens is a ruthless competitor (56:50) On joining the Clippers staff (1:01:44) News and notes from around the league (1:14:14) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:28:53

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LIVE Celtics Win NBA Finals Reaction

6/18/2024
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Zach Lowe to react live to the Boston Celtics winning the 2024 NBA Finals. The guys are joined by surprise guests including legendary sportswriter Jackie MacMullan, Celtics' legend Cedric Maxwell, ESPN's Tim Bontemps & Tim MacMahon and more to break down what the difference was for Boston, the future potential of this team and way more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:19

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Dallas Dominates Game 4, Luka's Effort on Defense, and the Mavs' Minuscule Chances

6/15/2024
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss the Mavericks' monster win in Game 4, Luka Doncic's improved defensive effort, Dallas' physicality, how Kristaps Porzingis' absence was felt, and the slim chances the Mavericks have to get the series back to Dallas. Mavericks rout Celtics to stave off elimination (1:35) Luka's defensive effort (6:12) The absence of Porzingis (16:16) Boston's offense coming and going (22:28) How Porzingis can open things up for the Celtics (33:39) Dallas' chances to extend this series (41:11) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:18

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Luka Fouls Out, Celtics Survive Late Mavs' Rally to go up 3-0, and Remembering Jerry West

6/13/2024
Zach and Mo Dakhil of The Athletic discuss Luka Doncic fouling out of Game 3, Boston's offensive woes in the 4th quarter, who their Finals MVP is at this point, and the legendary life of Jerry West. Celtics survive late rally from Mavs to take 3-0 lead (1:08) Luka's fouls (5:14) Boston's 4th quarter meltdown (10:21) Why can't Dallas generate more 3s? (20:31) How much did Boston miss Porzingis? (26:20) Holiday trade put Boston over the top (34:50) Trading away Smart was the right move (44:14) Finals MVP so far (48:33) Remembering Jerry West (51:14) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:20

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Potential Porzingis Injury Fallout, Series Defining Stats, and Hurley Turns Down Lakers

6/11/2024
Zach and Steve Jones, Jr. of The Dunker Spot react to the news of Kristaps Porzingis' leg injury and what it could mean for the Mavericks and Celtics if he can't play in Game 3. Plus, Boston's commitment to driving the ball, ways for Dallas to crack the Celtics' defense, and Dan Hurley turns down the Lakers job. Entire series summed up in one stat (1:30) Boston's optionality on offense (5:31) Celtics are committed to driving the ball (9:49) Kristaps Porzingis has torn medial retinaculum allowing dislocation of the posterior tibialis tendon in his left leg (22:04) What changes if Porzingis can't play in Game 3? (24:21) Where can Dallas poke holes in Boston's defense? (37:13) More potential consequences if Porzingis can't play (43:14) Dan Hurley turns down Lakers' job (50:50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:03

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2024 NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

6/10/2024
On this special episode of The Lowe Post x Hoop Collective crossover, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst discuss the NBA Finals Game 2 reaction. They break down the Celtics' 105-98 victory over the Mavericks, highlighting how Boston managed to win despite having a lesser game. The hosts delve into Kyrie Irving's struggles and Dallas's costly turnovers, exploring potential options for the Mavericks moving forward. They also address the aftermath of "The Kick" incident and speculate on the adjustments we can expect in the upcoming games. Additionally, Zach and Brian share some travel advice and express their gratitude to the listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:45

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NBA Finals Adjustments with Tim Legler and the Lakers' Pursuit of Danny Hurley

6/8/2024
Zach and ESPN's Tim Legler discuss why the Mavericks should be more worried about their defense after Game One, how the Celtics won the math, ways Dallas can spark their offense in Game Two, and the Lakers' head coaching search. Dallas should be more concerned about their defense (1:24) Dallas needs to take and make more 3s (13:21) Ways to get Mavs offense going (19:54) Other adjustments to look for (25:50) Lakers' pursuit of Danny Hurley (33:04) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:30

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2024 NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

6/7/2024
On this episode of the Lowe Post, Zach welcomes Brian Windhorst of the Hoop Collective to discuss the Celtics' impressive 107-89 Game 1 victory over the Mavericks in the NBA Finals. They examine Porzingis's immediate impact off the bench, the Celtics' stifling defense, and their decision not to double Luka Dončić, leading to his lowest assist numbers in a 35-minute game. The sluggish performance of Kyrie Irving, who scored 12 points on 6-of-19 shooting, is also discussed. The hosts highlight the need for Mavericks' teammates to step up in Game 2, commend the discipline in the Celtics' game plan, and review Boston's even scoring night. Finally, they touch on Sam Hauser's shooting resurgence in Game 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:05

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Championship Paths, Defending Luka, the Impact of Porzingis, and Draft Chatter

6/4/2024
Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon look ahead to the chess match on both sides of the ball in the NBA Finals, the differing paths the Celtics and Mavericks took to get here, and how they see the series playing out. Then ESPN's Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony joins for the latest on the top of the draft, how the Spurs plan to build around Victor Wembanyama, and the future of LaMelo Ball. Pressure is squarely on the Celtics (5:51) Boston's recent past and path to the Finals (11:41) Dallas' roller coaster ride from 2011 Finals to now (18:27) Matchups when Dallas has the ball (29:51) Matchups when Boston has the ball (49:25) Predictions (1:02:27) Givony (1:11:16) Spurs' plans to build around Wemby (1:21:23) Future of LaMelo Ball (1:32:27) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:42:47

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Mavs Maul Wolves, NBA Finals Forecast, and Fake KAT Trades

5/31/2024
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton react to Luka Doncic's monster game as the Mavs advance to the Finals, how the Celtics and Mavericks match up on both sides of the ball, Minnesota's looming financial crunch and fake KAT trades. Wolves had no answer for Luka (3:07) Celtics won't have best player in the Finals (15:28) Luka's on pace to wind up in rarefied air statistically (24:31) NBA Finals Preview (28:22) Minnesota's future and fake KAT trades (59:57) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:10

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The Full KAT Experience, Minnesota's Chances at a Comeback, Celtics Check-In, and the Future of the Pacers

5/29/2024
Zach and ESPN's Chris Herring discuss the Western Conference Finals, Minnesota's chances of pulling an historic comeback, the Mavs playoff surge and very early thoughts on their potential Finals matchup with Boston, the state of the Celtics and the pressure on them to win, the Mike Brown situation in Sacramento, and the incomparable Bill Walton. Then Caitlin Cooper of Basketball, She Wrote discusses the future of the Indiana Pacers. A team will eventually come back from a 3-0 hole (1:41) Taking stock of the Wolves-Mavs series (11:19) The full KAT experience (15:14) The Kyrie trade may age like a fine wine (26:58) Drop vs. blitz debate (31:15) Remembering Bill Walton (35:34) Mike Brown extension talks tabled in Sacramento (42:37) Temperature check on the Celtics heading into the Finals (45:32) Cooper on the future of the Pacers (1:07:14) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:42:36