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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.

Chris Herring

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

01:03:07

22 Oct 21

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. 

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. 

01:12:08

19 Oct 21

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.

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.

01:20:10

15 Oct 21

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.

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.

01:16:56

12 Oct 21

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.

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.

01:31:25

7 Oct 21

McMenamin and Marks

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

McMenamin and Marks

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

01:08:16

5 Oct 21

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. 

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. 

01:17:09

30 Sep 21

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.

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.

01:07:16

28 Sep 21

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.

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.

01:09:14

24 Sep 21

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. 

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. 

01:16:40

21 Sep 21

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.

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.

01:09:03

16 Sep 21

SI's Chris Herring

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

SI's Chris Herring

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

01:05:43

14 Sep 21

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.

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.

35:03

12 Aug 21

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. 

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. 

01:13:51

10 Aug 21

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.

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.

01:36:59

6 Aug 21

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.

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.

01:35:09

3 Aug 21

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.

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.

01:03:18

30 Jul 21

Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz

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

Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz

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

56:18

27 Jul 21

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.

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.

29:35

25 Jul 21

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.

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.

48:24

23 Jul 21

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.

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.

52:19

21 Jul 21

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. 

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. 

01:07:57

19 Jul 21

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. 

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. 

38:21

18 Jul 21

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. 

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. 

44:44

15 Jul 21

Kevin Arnovitz on the Finals

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

Kevin Arnovitz on the Finals

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

39:54

13 Jul 21

NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by former 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.

NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst are joined by former 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.

42:37

12 Jul 21

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.

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.

40:44

9 Jul 21

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.

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.

31:48

7 Jul 21

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.

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.

01:13:41

5 Jul 21

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. 

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. 

01:12:35

1 Jul 21

Herring on Conference Finals & Lillard

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

Herring on Conference Finals & Lillard

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

01:09:19

28 Jun 21

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.

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.

01:07:54

24 Jun 21

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.

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.

01:10:12

21 Jun 21

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.

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.

01:44:24

17 Jun 21

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.

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.

29:47

16 Jun 21

Jeff Van Gundy

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

Jeff Van Gundy

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

01:09:45

15 Jun 21

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.

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.

01:13:05

10 Jun 21

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. 

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. 

01:11:48

8 Jun 21

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.

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.

01:25:54

4 Jun 21

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.

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.

01:23:44

31 May 21

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. 

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. 

01:14:41

27 May 21

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.

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.

01:11:45

24 May 21

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.

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.

01:08:15

21 May 21

Jeff Van Gundy On Warriors-Lakers Play-In

Zach and Jeff Van Gundy preview the Warriors-Lakers play-in game, and talk playoffs. 

Jeff Van Gundy On Warriors-Lakers Play-In

Zach and Jeff Van Gundy preview the Warriors-Lakers play-in game, and talk playoffs. 

48:43

18 May 21

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.

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.

01:03:55

18 May 21

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!

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!

01:03:36

14 May 21

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

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

01:09:24

11 May 21

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.

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.

01:20:33

7 May 21

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.

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.

01:01:08

3 May 21

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.

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.

01:22:59

29 Apr 21

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.

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.

01:01:47

27 Apr 21

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.

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.

57:21

23 Apr 21

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. 

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. 

01:05:50

20 Apr 21

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.

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.

37:21

16 Apr 21

Jamal Murray Out Indefinitely

Zach discusses Jamal Murray's ACL tear in his left knee and what it means for the Nuggets going forward.

Jamal Murray Out Indefinitely

Zach discusses Jamal Murray's ACL tear in his left knee and what it means for the Nuggets going forward.

13:21

13 Apr 21

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.

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.

01:07:07

12 Apr 21

Doris Burke on playoff push, MVP race

Zach and ESPN's Doris Burke bounce around all the hot topics in the NBA: playoff races, contenders vs pretenders, the MVP race, much more. 

Doris Burke on playoff push, MVP race

Zach and ESPN's Doris Burke bounce around all the hot topics in the NBA: playoff races, contenders vs pretenders, the MVP race, much more. 

01:03:04

8 Apr 21

Nick Friedell and Adam Mares

Zach and ESPN's Nick Friedell discuss the ailing Golden State Warriors, and then Adam Mares of DNVR talks about the surging Nuggets. 

Nick Friedell and Adam Mares

Zach and ESPN's Nick Friedell discuss the ailing Golden State Warriors, and then Adam Mares of DNVR talks about the surging Nuggets. 

01:08:22

5 Apr 21

Mina Kimes and Kevin Clark

Zach talks to ESPN's Mina Kimes about her new Brooklyn Nets fandom and the alleged evils of super teams, and then Orlando Magic superfan Kevin Clark of the Ringer checks in on the Magic's latest rebuild

Mina Kimes and Kevin Clark

Zach talks to ESPN's Mina Kimes about her new Brooklyn Nets fandom and the alleged evils of super teams, and then Orlando Magic superfan Kevin Clark of the Ringer checks in on the Magic's latest rebuild

01:19:37

30 Mar 21

Trade Deadline Reaction with Bobby Marks

Zach and Bobby Marks give instant reaction to all the big moves and non-moves of the NBA trade deadline.

Trade Deadline Reaction with Bobby Marks

Zach and Bobby Marks give instant reaction to all the big moves and non-moves of the NBA trade deadline.

57:06

25 Mar 21

Woj and Lowe '21 Trade Deadline Show

Zach and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the top storylines ahead of the trade deadline.

Woj and Lowe '21 Trade Deadline Show

Zach and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the top storylines ahead of the trade deadline.

20:48

24 Mar 21

Injuries to LeBron and LaMelo

Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about LeBron's injury, how far the Lakers might fall, and the passing of Elgin Baylor. Then ESPN's Kevin Pelton (38:26) breaks down LaMelo Ball's injury, and the Rookie of the Year race.

Injuries to LeBron and LaMelo

Zach talks to ESPN's Dave McMenamin about LeBron's injury, how far the Lakers might fall, and the passing of Elgin Baylor. Then ESPN's Kevin Pelton (38:26) breaks down LaMelo Ball's injury, and the Rookie of the Year race.

01:05:58

22 Mar 21

Most Intriguing Trade Deadline Teams with Bobby Marks

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks pick their five most intriguing trade deadline teams.

Most Intriguing Trade Deadline Teams with Bobby Marks

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks pick their five most intriguing trade deadline teams.

59:02

19 Mar 21

Kirk Goldsberry on the growing imbalance in the NBA

Zach talks to ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry about the built in advantage for big market teams in free agency and how the new playoff format will affect the trade deadline.

Kirk Goldsberry on the growing imbalance in the NBA

Zach talks to ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry about the built in advantage for big market teams in free agency and how the new playoff format will affect the trade deadline.

57:58

16 Mar 21

Ramona Shelburne and Royce Young on March 11th, 2020

Zach talks to Ramona Shelburne about the league's shutdown last March. Then Royce Young joins to discuss what it was like to be in the building for the cancellation of last year's Jazz-Thunder game and shares a few thoughts on this year's OKC team.

Ramona Shelburne and Royce Young on March 11th, 2020

Zach talks to Ramona Shelburne about the league's shutdown last March. Then Royce Young joins to discuss what it was like to be in the building for the cancellation of last year's Jazz-Thunder game and shares a few thoughts on this year's OKC team.

01:12:16

11 Mar 21

Bill Simmons on the Second Half of the 2020-21 Season

Zach and Bill Simmons of The Ringer discuss the big questions for the second half of the NBA season. 

Bill Simmons on the Second Half of the 2020-21 Season

Zach and Bill Simmons of The Ringer discuss the big questions for the second half of the NBA season. 

01:28:11

9 Mar 21

Eddie Johnson on the Suns and Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson

Zach talks to NBA legend and Suns analyst Eddie Johnson about the red-hot Suns, then Jordan Clarkson joins (44:31) to discuss the West-leading Jazz, his young Lakers day, LeBron, J.R. Smith's Finals blunder, more.

Eddie Johnson on the Suns and Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson

Zach talks to NBA legend and Suns analyst Eddie Johnson about the red-hot Suns, then Jordan Clarkson joins (44:31) to discuss the West-leading Jazz, his young Lakers day, LeBron, J.R. Smith's Finals blunder, more.

01:15:27

4 Mar 21

Chris Herring on Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook trying to age gracefully

Zach talks to Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring about the difficulty for guys like Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook to age gracefully in today's NBA as well as two teams middling in the East- Toronto and Indiana.

Chris Herring on Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook trying to age gracefully

Zach talks to Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring about the difficulty for guys like Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook to age gracefully in today's NBA as well as two teams middling in the East- Toronto and Indiana.

01:17:40

1 Mar 21

Scalabrine on the Celtics and an All-Star Draft

Zach talks to Brian Scalabrine about the struggling Boston Celtics (and some classic Kevin Garnett stories), then drafts All-Stars with ESPN's Kevin Pelton.

Scalabrine on the Celtics and an All-Star Draft

Zach talks to Brian Scalabrine about the struggling Boston Celtics (and some classic Kevin Garnett stories), then drafts All-Stars with ESPN's Kevin Pelton.

01:15:22

26 Feb 21

Ramona on Lakers' Losing Streak and Ohm on State of the Clippers

Zach talks to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne about the Lakers on a three-game losing streak, then Ohm Youngmisuk catches up on all things Clippers.

Ramona on Lakers' Losing Streak and Ohm on State of the Clippers

Zach talks to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne about the Lakers on a three-game losing streak, then Ohm Youngmisuk catches up on all things Clippers.

01:16:37

23 Feb 21

Sixers Talk with The Rights To Ricky Sanchez and Defending Luka, Trae, and Zion with Kevin Arnovitz

Zach talks to The Rights to Ricky Sanchez co-hosts Spike Eskin and Michael Levin about the always interesting Sixers, then ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz joins to discuss his piece on the challenges of defending Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and Zion Williamson

Sixers Talk with The Rights To Ricky Sanchez and Defending Luka, Trae, and Zion with Kevin Arnovitz

Zach talks to The Rights to Ricky Sanchez co-hosts Spike Eskin and Michael Levin about the always interesting Sixers, then ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz joins to discuss his piece on the challenges of defending Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and Zion Williamson

01:13:41

19 Feb 21

John Hollinger on the MVP Race

Zach and John Hollinger of The Athletic discuss the crowded MVP race.

John Hollinger on the MVP Race

Zach and John Hollinger of The Athletic discuss the crowded MVP race.

01:03:42

16 Feb 21

Selecting the 2021 All-Stars with Kevin Arnovitz

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz fill out their 2021 All-Star ballots.

Selecting the 2021 All-Stars with Kevin Arnovitz

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz fill out their 2021 All-Star ballots.

01:10:28

11 Feb 21

De'Aaron Fox and Ian Begley

Zach talks to SNY's Ian Begley about the Derrick Rose trade and all things Knicks, then Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox joins to talk about the red-hot Kings. 

De'Aaron Fox and Ian Begley

Zach talks to SNY's Ian Begley about the Derrick Rose trade and all things Knicks, then Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox joins to talk about the red-hot Kings. 

01:09:53

8 Feb 21

Jerami Grant and Chris Webber

Zach talks to Detroit's Jerami Grant about his breakout season in Detroit, and Chris Webber discusses what a Pistons revival would mean -- plus Bad Boys memories, reflections on the Kings-Lakers rivalry of the early 2000s, and more. 

Jerami Grant and Chris Webber

Zach talks to Detroit's Jerami Grant about his breakout season in Detroit, and Chris Webber discusses what a Pistons revival would mean -- plus Bad Boys memories, reflections on the Kings-Lakers rivalry of the early 2000s, and more. 

58:13

5 Feb 21

MacMahon on the Mavs, Pelton on Bucks, Celtics, Suns

Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about the reeling Mavericks, and then Kevin Pelton joins to discuss the up-and-down Celtics, Bucks, and Suns.

MacMahon on the Mavs, Pelton on Bucks, Celtics, Suns

Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about the reeling Mavericks, and then Kevin Pelton joins to discuss the up-and-down Celtics, Bucks, and Suns.

01:07:52

2 Feb 21

Collin Sexton and Nick Friedell

Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell about what the Chicago Bulls do from here, and then Collin Sexton joins (41:06) to talk all things Cleveland Cavaliers -- plus his real thoughts on "Sexland." 

Collin Sexton and Nick Friedell

Zach talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell about what the Chicago Bulls do from here, and then Collin Sexton joins (41:06) to talk all things Cleveland Cavaliers -- plus his real thoughts on "Sexland." 

01:13:15

29 Jan 21

Howard Beck on the anniversary of Kobe Bryant's passing

Zach and Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated reflect on the life and career of Kobe Bryant on the anniversary of his passing.

Howard Beck on the anniversary of Kobe Bryant's passing

Zach and Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated reflect on the life and career of Kobe Bryant on the anniversary of his passing.

01:13:39

26 Jan 21

Mike Schmitz on 2020 Rookie Class

Zach talks to ESPN's Mike Schmitz about how the top 3 picks from the 2020 Draft are performing early in their careers.

Mike Schmitz on 2020 Rookie Class

Zach talks to ESPN's Mike Schmitz about how the top 3 picks from the 2020 Draft are performing early in their careers.

56:20

21 Jan 21

Kevin Arnovitz on the new look Nets, the frisky Grizz, and the Jazz

Zach talks to Kevin Arnovitz about the new-look Nets, Giannis, the frisky Grizzlies, the Jazz, injuries in Portland, and much more. 

Kevin Arnovitz on the new look Nets, the frisky Grizz, and the Jazz

Zach talks to Kevin Arnovitz about the new-look Nets, Giannis, the frisky Grizzlies, the Jazz, injuries in Portland, and much more. 

01:08:19

19 Jan 21

Chris Herring on Harden trade to Brooklyn

Zach and Chris Herring of 538 react to the James Harden blockbuster trade.

Chris Herring on Harden trade to Brooklyn

Zach and Chris Herring of 538 react to the James Harden blockbuster trade.

56:13

14 Jan 21

Adrian Wojnarowski and Dr. Abraar Karan

Zach talks to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski about the NBA's revised health protocols and the Kyrie Irving situation, then Dr. Abraar Karan of Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital provides expert commentary on whether the protocols will work.

Adrian Wojnarowski and Dr. Abraar Karan

Zach talks to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski about the NBA's revised health protocols and the Kyrie Irving situation, then Dr. Abraar Karan of Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital provides expert commentary on whether the protocols will work.

54:38

12 Jan 21

McMenamin and Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Dave McMenamin talk about the Lakers, and then ESPN's Kevin Pelton joins to talk about whether the Bucks and Clippers belong in the same category as the Lakers.

McMenamin and Pelton

Zach and ESPN's Dave McMenamin talk about the Lakers, and then ESPN's Kevin Pelton joins to talk about whether the Bucks and Clippers belong in the same category as the Lakers.

01:11:42

8 Jan 21

Do You Believe with Richard Jefferson

Zach and Richard Jefferson play "Do You Believe?" with some early-season NBA trends: the frisky Knicks, the struggling Raptors, the 6-1 Sixers, and potential challengers to the Lakers in the West.

Do You Believe with Richard Jefferson

Zach and Richard Jefferson play "Do You Believe?" with some early-season NBA trends: the frisky Knicks, the struggling Raptors, the 6-1 Sixers, and potential challengers to the Lakers in the West.

01:11:50

5 Jan 21

James Harden Trade Talk with Brian Windhorst

Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about the James Harden trade landscape, and how some potential Harden suitors have looked so far this season

James Harden Trade Talk with Brian Windhorst

Zach talks to ESPN's Brian Windhorst about the James Harden trade landscape, and how some potential Harden suitors have looked so far this season

01:05:38

31 Dec 20

Early-Season Surprises with Chris Herring

Zach talks to 538's Chris Herring about early-season surprises and trends: Golden State's struggles, what Spencer Dinwiddie's injury means for the Nets, the 3-0 Pacers, New Orleans, Milwaukee & more

Early-Season Surprises with Chris Herring

Zach talks to 538's Chris Herring about early-season surprises and trends: Golden State's struggles, what Spencer Dinwiddie's injury means for the Nets, the 3-0 Pacers, New Orleans, Milwaukee & more

01:04:24

28 Dec 20

2020-21 Season Preview with Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy preview the 2020-21 NBA season -- title contenders and pretenders, MVP talk, much more.

2020-21 Season Preview with Jeff Van Gundy

Zach and ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy preview the 2020-21 NBA season -- title contenders and pretenders, MVP talk, much more.

01:07:12

22 Dec 20

Most Confusing Teams with Kevin Arnovitz

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz pick their 5 Most Confusing Teams for the 2020-21 NBA season

Most Confusing Teams with Kevin Arnovitz

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz pick their 5 Most Confusing Teams for the 2020-21 NBA season

01:13:05

18 Dec 20

Sarah Kustok and Malika Andrews

Zach and Sarah Kustok of the YES Network preview the Brooklyn Nets with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, then Malika Andrews of ESPN goes deep on what makes Giannis Antetokounmpo tick and his looming decision deadline. 

Sarah Kustok and Malika Andrews

Zach and Sarah Kustok of the YES Network preview the Brooklyn Nets with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, then Malika Andrews of ESPN goes deep on what makes Giannis Antetokounmpo tick and his looming decision deadline. 

01:11:51

15 Dec 20

Goldsberry, Bontemps, and Koreen

Zach previews the Miami Heat -- and discusses the James Harden rumors -- with ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry, then talks Celtics with ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Raptors with Eric Koreen of The Athletic.

Goldsberry, Bontemps, and Koreen

Zach previews the Miami Heat -- and discusses the James Harden rumors -- with ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry, then talks Celtics with ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Raptors with Eric Koreen of The Athletic.

01:15:23

11 Dec 20

Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton

Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about the James Harden situation, and then Kevin Pelton discusses the Pelicans, Warriors, Jazz, and Western Conference outlook.

Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton

Zach talks to ESPN's Tim MacMahon about the James Harden situation, and then Kevin Pelton discusses the Pelicans, Warriors, Jazz, and Western Conference outlook.

01:09:29

7 Dec 20

Howard Beck and Lloyd Pierce

Zach and Howard Beck discuss the Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade and the Lakers' stars re-upping, then Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce comes on to talk about the team's work registering Georgia voters in this election cycle -- plus the new-look Hawks.

Howard Beck and Lloyd Pierce

Zach and Howard Beck discuss the Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade and the Lakers' stars re-upping, then Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce comes on to talk about the team's work registering Georgia voters in this election cycle -- plus the new-look Hawks.

01:14:59

3 Dec 20

Kevin Arnovitz and Taylor Rooks

Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the remade Atlanta Hawks and the new hierarchy in the Eastern Conference. Then Turner's Taylor Rooks joins to talk about her new magazine feature on life in the NBA's Orlando bubble

Kevin Arnovitz and Taylor Rooks

Zach talks to ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz about the remade Atlanta Hawks and the new hierarchy in the Eastern Conference. Then Turner's Taylor Rooks joins to talk about her new magazine feature on life in the NBA's Orlando bubble

01:26:51

30 Nov 20

Chris Herring on 2020 Free Agency Winners and Losers

Zach and Chris Herring of 538 discuss the winners and losers of the NBA's wild offseason.

Chris Herring on 2020 Free Agency Winners and Losers

Zach and Chris Herring of 538 discuss the winners and losers of the NBA's wild offseason.

01:14:19

23 Nov 20

Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony recap the 2020 NBA draft and look ahead to NBA free agency this weekend. 

Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony

Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks and Jonathan Givony recap the 2020 NBA draft and look ahead to NBA free agency this weekend. 

54:32

19 Nov 20

Brian Windhorst on Harden rumors and CP3 to Phoenix

Zach and ESPN's Brian Windhorst discuss the first day of the NBA's transaction period: James Harden rumors, Chris Paul to Phoenix, the Lakers reloading, more.

Brian Windhorst on Harden rumors and CP3 to Phoenix

Zach and ESPN's Brian Windhorst discuss the first day of the NBA's transaction period: James Harden rumors, Chris Paul to Phoenix, the Lakers reloading, more.

56:57

17 Nov 20

Tommy Sheppard and Kevin Clark

Zach talks to Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard about the coming draft and offseason, and the Ringer's Kevin Clark about Russell Westbrook trades and the strange journey of the Orlando Magic. 

Tommy Sheppard and Kevin Clark

Zach talks to Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard about the coming draft and offseason, and the Ringer's Kevin Clark about Russell Westbrook trades and the strange journey of the Orlando Magic. 

01:12:20

12 Nov 20

2020 NBA Draft Preview with Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony

Zach previews the NBA draft with ESPN's experts Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony -- a new mock draft, trade possibilities, rumblings, more.

2020 NBA Draft Preview with Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony

Zach previews the NBA draft with ESPN's experts Mike Schmitz and Jonathan Givony -- a new mock draft, trade possibilities, rumblings, more.

01:07:02

9 Nov 20

Bobby Marks on Jrue Holiday trade rumors and Golden State's plans with the #2 pick

Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks about the NBA start date for 2020-21, Jrue Holiday trade rumors, what Golden State might do with the No. 2 pick, and more.

Bobby Marks on Jrue Holiday trade rumors and Golden State's plans with the #2 pick

Zach talks to ESPN's Bobby Marks about the NBA start date for 2020-21, Jrue Holiday trade rumors, what Golden State might do with the No. 2 pick, and more.

56:19

5 Nov 20

Yaron Weitzman and Cooper Raiff

Zach talks to "Tanking to the Top" author Yaron Weitzman about the Sixers hiring Daryl Morey, and then Mavs superfan Cooper Raiff about his stunning debut movie "S#!%house."

Yaron Weitzman and Cooper Raiff

Zach talks to "Tanking to the Top" author Yaron Weitzman about the Sixers hiring Daryl Morey, and then Mavs superfan Cooper Raiff about his stunning debut movie "S#!%house."

01:13:58

29 Oct 20

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