The Lowe Post

ESPN, Zach Lowe

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

All Episodes

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. 

Dec 7

1 hr 18 min

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.

Dec 3

1 hr 29 min

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. 

Nov 29

1 hr 22 min

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. 

Nov 23

1 hr 17 min

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. 

Nov 19

1 hr 31 min

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.

Nov 16

1 hr 8 min

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.

Nov 11

1 hr 11 min

Zach and ESPN's Mike Schmitz give their early impressions of the NBA's rookie class. 

Nov 8

1 hr

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. 

Nov 5

1 hr 17 min

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.

Nov 1

1 hr 18 min

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. 

Oct 28

1 hr

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. 

Oct 26

1 hr 6 min

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring discuss the highs and lows of the first 72 hours of the NBA season.

Oct 22

1 hr 4 min

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. 

Oct 19

1 hr 13 min

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.

Oct 15

1 hr 23 min

Zach talks to Kevin Arnovitz about the latest on Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, and the five most confusing teams headed into the season.

Oct 12

1 hr 16 min

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.

Oct 7

1 hr 32 min

Zach and Dave McMenamin preview the Lakers season, then Bobby Marks goes inside the Ben Simmons stand-off.

Oct 5

1 hr 9 min

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. 

Sep 30

1 hr 18 min

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.

Sep 28

1 hr 8 min

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.

Sep 24

1 hr 9 min

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. 

Sep 21

1 hr 18 min

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.

Sep 16

1 hr 10 min

Zach and Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring pick teams that will be better and worse than expected. 

Sep 14

1 hr 9 min

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.

Aug 12

35 min 39 sec

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. 

Aug 10

1 hr 15 min

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.

Aug 6

1 hr 40 min

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.

Aug 3

1 hr 38 min

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.

Jul 30

1 hr 3 min

Zach talks all things NBA draft with ESPN experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz.

Jul 27

58 min 29 sec

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.

Jul 25

29 min 52 sec

Zach talks to Brendan Hunt about the enormous success of Ted Lasso and the many NBA Easter eggs littered throughout the show.

Jul 23

48 min 41 sec

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.

Jul 21

54 min

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. 

Jul 19

1 hr 9 min

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. 

Jul 18

39 min 2 sec

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. 

Jul 15

47 min 36 sec

Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the state of the NBA Finals.

Jul 13

39 min 54 sec

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.

Jul 12

45 min 42 sec

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.

Jul 9

42 min

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.

Jul 7

33 min 43 sec

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.

Jul 5

1 hr 16 min

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. 

Jul 1

1 hr 15 min

Zach talks to SI's Chris Herring about both conference finals and the Damian Lillard situation. 

Jun 28

1 hr 11 min

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.

Jun 24

1 hr 7 min

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.

Jun 21

1 hr 13 min

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.

Jun 17

1 hr 47 min

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst react to Kevin Durant's indescribable Game 5 performance against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jun 16

32 min

Zach and Jeff Van Gundy discuss the three 2-2 series as the second round of the NBA playoffs heats up.

Jun 15

1 hr 13 min

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.

Jun 10

1 hr 16 min

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. 

Jun 8

1 hr 15 min