Zach talks to John Hollinger of The Athletic about trade buyers and sellers (3:33), Kevin Love (21:15), much more.
The Harden Puzzle: How Houston Rockets Star James Harden Confounds NBA Defenses
James Harden's basketball strengths are varied and, for a defense trying to guard him, frustrating. Now, teams are trying something different against the Houston Rockets' versatile star. ESPN senior writer Zach Lowe joins Mina Kimes to measure Harden's impact on the league this season and to discuss effective ways to stop him.
Zach talks to Marc Spears of The Undefeated about his Damian Lillard feature story (1:40), the Blazers (28:36), Chris Paul's comments about his trade to the Thunder (32:20), Utah's struggles, and more.
Zach talks to comedian Gary Gulman about his HBO special "The Great Depresh," basketball as coping mechanism (5:20), the 1980s NBA versus today's game (38:36), the art of writing jokes, and the origin of his state abbreviations bit (48:20).
Zach talks to Boston's Marcus Smart about being a stretch 6, tension in last season's Celtics locker-room (3:18), what's different now, being an inch away from losing basketball (9:22), and guarding Kyrie Irving (26:13).