Zach Lowe ESPN archive

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For reasons that remain unclear, ESPN doesn’t make it easy to read Zach Lowe, the most respected journalist covering the NBA right now. The site doesn’t keep archives for any of its writers, so going back to read Lowe’s work is a pain.

I compiled links to all of Lowe’s ESPN pieces, dating back to the shuttering of Grantland in October 2015 (Lowe’s Grantland archive is still in tact).

I’ll continue to update this page with links to Lowe’s new columns. Feel free to share this page on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit.

To subscribe as an RSS feed, use this URL: https://nohighball.wordpress.com/feed/. I will send out a link to new stories, and to my updated archive pages, every time Lowe and Sam Miller write a new piece for ESPN.com

2019

November
11/15: Ten NBA things I like and don’t like, including the supercharged Celtics
11/8: Ten NBA things I like and don’t like, including Luka Doncic trickery
11/6: Steph Curry’s place among all-time NBA greats is still being worked out
11/1: Ten things I like and don’t like, including KAT’s superstar push

October
10/18: Wild NBA predictions: Giannis’ big decision, trades to watch for
10/12: 2019-20 NBA League Pass Rankings, Pt. 2
10/11: The 2019-20 NBA League Pass Rankings, Pt. 1
10/4: NBA’s 30 teams rated from top contenders to bottom tier

September
9/30: NBA’s six most intriguing players
9/27: G League to experiment with single foul shot
9/23: Brooklyn Nets going gray for fresh new look
9/9: The unusual path of new Raptors assistant coach Brittni Donaldson
9/4: Is a Big Two better than a Big Three for NBA teams?

July
7/23: Why Kawhi Leonard’s power move was a watershed moment
7/12: Are the Rockets better? Pressure’s on Russ and Harden now
7/10: Inside the contracts that led to KD, Kyrie deals
7/8: Winners and losers in the wildest NBA week ever
7/6: How Kawhi has warped the league and the NBA title chase
7/2: Why the collapse of the Warriors feels so abrupt
7/1: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Brooklyn’s rise from the ashes

June
6/29: Seven big questions heading into NBA’s crazy free agency
6/25: Kyrie or D’Angelo? How Brooklyn might handle a difficult decision
6/19: Mike Conley trade puts Utah in Finals contention
6/17: Questions, wild cards and bottom lines after the enormous AD trade
6/14: Can any NBA team possibly replicate what Toronto just pulled off?
6/12: Toronto was in trouble, and now it’s one win away from a title
6/12: What Game 5’s huge moments tell us about Game 6
6/8: What Kawhi and the Raptors have done to the Warriors
6/5: Four big questions that will decide this mysterious NBA Finals
6/2: What Draymond sees: The Warriors star details his unique game

May
5/29: Predicting who wins a tight, tense NBA Finals
5/24: How Golden State reclaimed its juggernaut style
5/21: How Kawhi and the Raptors can compete in a must-win Game 4
5/15: All the surprising ways Giannis and Kawhi define the East finals
5/15: What happened at the wildest NBA lottery ever seen
5/11: Zach Collins raises Portland’s hopes for Game 7 and a brighter future
5/11: Can the Sixers win big with Ben Simmons?
5/7: Twenty-three reasons to enjoy the wild Blazers-Nuggets series
5/7: Giannis and the Bucks have reclaimed juggernaut status
5/2: How philosophical differences define the Rockets-Warriors series

April
4/29: Rockets audited ’18 Game 7, say Finals bid taken
4/27: How the Celtics will try to vanquish the likely NBA MVP
4/25: NBA playoff winners and losers: Russ, Dame and the Warriors
4/20: James Harden is breaking the blueprint that embarrassed him
4/16: NBA upset watch: Big matchups, key adjustments and huge Game 2s
4/10: NBA awards ballot: Winners, runners-up and tight races
4/8: Our favorite NBA role players to watch this season
4/5: Ten things I like and don’t like: An end-of-season spectacular
4/3: Inside the magic of Lou and Trez, LA’s freestyling bench stars

March
3/29: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the ragtag Grizzlies
3/26: De’Aaron Fox is speeding up the Kings’ timeline
3/22: Ten things I like and don’t like, including terrifying Giannis
3/15: OKC’s jersey patch deal completes sponsorship for all 30 teams
3/15: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Towns’ absurd scoring
3/12: LeBron vs. MJ, this Lakers season and a great NBA what-if
3/8: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Chris Paul swagger
3/1: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Lakers tank talk

February
2/22: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the Warriors’ genius
2/21: Khris Middleton is a rare kind of second star
2/15: Ten things I like and don’t like, including this MVP race
2/8: Top of the East can now swing superstar free agency
2/6: How Tatum, Kyrie and Boston will shape Anthony Davis trade talks
2/4: Latest trade talk and what teams might be doing at the deadline
2/1: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Boogie’s groove

January
1/31: Pelicans return call to Lakers about Anthony Davis, but nothing substantive
1/25: What Jrue Holiday wants and why it makes him special
1/22: Lowe’s All-Stars: 24 players plus those who missed the cut
1/18: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Draymond, Kawhi, Lonzo
1/11: Ten things I like and don’t like, including All-Star rule madness
1/10: Philly’s fit isn’t great, but what if that doesn’t matter?
1/7: Former Bulls, Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg says he wants to coach in NBA or college
1/4: Ten things I like and don’t like, with Harden in Kobe-Jordan territory

2018

December
12/28: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Luka’s LeBron dimes
12/27: Anthony Davis trade talk is the biggest story in the NBA
12/21: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Steph’s new normal
12/20: Anthony Davis says focus is on Pelicans, not contract situation
12/14: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Towns without Butler
12/12: How the Heat made the coolest jerseys in the NBA
12/7: Ten things I like and don’t like, including a Bucks weak spot
12/3: These Bulls still have so far to go

November
11/30: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Luka Doncic moves
11/28: Kemba Walker never saw this superstar turn coming
11/20: How the Trail Blazers recovered from that shocking sweep
11/16: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Trae Young
11/13: Caris LeVert is still a cornerstone for the Brooklyn Nets
11/9: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Tatum and Ingram
11/6: Can the Wizards fix this new level of dysfunction?
11/2: 10 things I like and don’t like, including dazzling Damian
11/1: The Timberwolves’ cool new uniforms, featuring Prince

October
10/30: Gonna fly now: Inside the Sixers’ new ‘Rocky’-inspired uniforms
10/26: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the smothering Raptors
10/16: Crazy predictions: KD’s future, a new MVP and Finals picks
10/12: A few early NBA predictions: Who gets an extension?
10/10: NBA tiers: Title contenders, playoff hopefuls and bad teams
10/5: Inside Gordon Hayward’s misery-filled fight to play again
10/2: The 2018-19 NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 2
10/1: The 2018-19 NBA League Pass Rankings, Pt. 1

September
9/21: What could the Timberwolves get in a Jimmy Butler trade?
9/21: The six most intriguing NBA players this season
9/12: Welcome to the NBA’s hall of absolute absurdities

July
7/27: The NBA supermax and the price of loyalty
7/26: Just how good can these young Bulls become?
7/25: Jenny Boucek’s pregnancy represents a first for the NBA
7/18: What the Kawhi trade means for the Raptors, Spurs and NBA
7/11: Biggest winners and losers of NBA free agency
7/5: Kawhi Leonard trade talk mystery, and which teams could get involved
7/3: Is DeMarcus Cousins a good fit in Golden State?

June
6/28: LeBron, Paul George and more league-shaping free-agency madness
6/26: Inside the Rockets’ proposal to flip the NBA draft and free agency
6/20: Should the Celtics put Jaylen Brown in a Kawhi trade?
6/18: New kind of crunch time has NBA luminaries excited
6/12: Kevin Durant stands apart among all-time greats
6/9: What LeBron’s departure would mean for the Cavs
6/5: What the Warriors are doing to the Cavs is just mean
6/1: Five crucial Game 1 insights for NBA Finals going forward

May
5/31: All the ways the Cavs may play to try to beat the Warriors
5/28: Game 7 stakes are enormous for Warriors and Rockets
5/25: Trevor Ariza is easy to miss. He shouldn’t be.
5/21: Predatory LeBron, the center battle and more keys to Celtics-Cavs
5/19: How James Harden and the Rockets keep hunting Steph Curry
5/16: Inside the tense and wacky NBA draft lottery room
5/12: Harden, Curry, KD and everything that will decide the West
5/11: Brad Stevens and the Celtics have a special brand of toughness
5/9: Love and Korver aren’t just watching LeBron
5/8: The Sixers’ extreme plan to run everything through their two stars
5/2: These plays and matchups will decide Rockets-Jazz, Celtics-76ers

April
4/30: First look at the virtual courts in the NBA 2K League
4/30: Russell Westbrook can’t be OKC’s entire system anymore
4/25: What the Thunder and Wolves need to do to survive
4/24: Do Anthony Davis and the Pelicans still need DeMarcus Cousins?
4/19: Inside the chessmaster play NBA playoff teams love to run
4/17: What the Cavs, Blazers and Bucks must do in three big Game 2s
4/13: NBA awards ballot, Part 2: All-NBA, All-Defensive and All-Rookie
4/11: NBA awards ballot, Part 1: Dissecting each individual race
4/6: Ten things I like and don’t like, including pass king Nikola Jokic
4/5: The 2018 Luke Walton All-Stars: Surprising and thrilling role players

March
3/30: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Boston without Kyrie
3/23: Ten things I like and don’t like, including easy Cavs offense
3/22: How Damian Lillard and the Blazers found a new ceiling
3/16: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the brilliance of Kyrie
3/13: These Raptors might be real, and only getting better
3/9: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Houston taking advantage
3/2: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the brilliant Brow

February
2/27: What made Drazen Petrovic groundbreaking and unforgettable
2/23: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the new All-Star Game
2/22: The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament
2/16: 10 things I like, including Nikola Jokic, BAM!, and the tank war of 2018
2/14: What’s real and what’s not for the shocking Utah Jazz
2/8: The Cavs’ imperfect deadline was the best they could do
2/5: What to expect and what could surprise at the trade deadline
2/2: Ten things I like and don’t like, including deadly Steph-KD plays
2/1: Can these Bucks be great? They’re running out of time to find out

January
1/30: This Blake Griffin trade might be a trap for ‘super-mediocrity’
1/26: Ten things I like and don’t like, including whining about snubs
1/23: Zach Lowe’s 2018 NBA All-Star starters and reserves
1/19: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the other Clippers
1/12: 10 things: Dirk forever, whining about layups and All-Star Oladipo
1/10: Can Miami get red-hot again without making a big move?
1/5: Ten things I like and don’t like, including a LeBron-Love dance

2017

December
12/29: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Golden State and OKC
12/27: How Kobe Bryant inspired a progressive new Lakers look
12/25: The Utah Jazz, like you’ve never seen them before
12/22: ‘They’re not guarding us’: Inside Houston’s shot to stop a dynasty
12/21: Ten things I like and don’t like, starting with the All-Star draft
12/15: Ten things I like and don’t like, including good news for Chicago
12/13: ‘Who are we?’ Grizzlies have no identity, and hard questions
12/8: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the Bucks’ tough choices
12/7: Sources: 76ers near deal to send Jahlil Okafor to Brooklyn
12/6: Steph or KD? A fun question is about to get answers
12/1: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Chris Paul playing fast

November
11/28: How the Jazz move ahead without Gordon Hayward
11/24: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Simmons’ LeBron-y game
11/17: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the giant Pelicans
11/16: The Nuggets have one big star … and a million questions
11/10: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Kyrie-Horford wizardry
11/9: Who are the Suns now, after trading all their point guards?
11/7: Suns trade Eric Bledsoe to Bucks for Greg Monroe, multiple draft picks
11/3: Ten things I like and don’t like, including fun plays for Porzingis

October
10/30: Clips keep winning without CP3 and start work on ‘unfinished business’
10/27: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Giannis ruling the game
10/27: Joseph Tsai agrees to purchase 49 percent minority stake in Nets, sources say
10/24: Grizzlies’ minority owners can start process to purchase team
10/13: 32 crazy predictions: LeBron’s future, a bunch of trades and more
10/9: Rating NBA tiers: Warriors to worst and every team between
10/3: The 2017-18 NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 2
10/2: The 2017-18 NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 1

September
9/30: Memo reinforces rule that NBA players, coaches stand for anthem
9/28: Blatant tanking to get slightly less valuable for some NBA teams
9/22: Most intriguing players this season, including Andre Drummond, Justise Winslow, and the Dallas frontcourt
9/19: A confidential report shows nearly half the NBA lost money last season. Now what?
9/14: Remember Kevin Love? LeBron and the Cavs need him more than ever

August
8/31: Why the Kyrie Irving trade makes sense for Boston
8/3: Inside the Brooklyn Nets’ attempt to rise from the ashes

July
7/25: Brandon Knight has torn ACL, will likely miss entire 2017-18 season
7/24: Which massive Kyrie Irving trade will actually happen?
7/13: Sources: Pelicans meet with Rajon Rondo about possible one-year deal
7/7: The new NBA landscape: Winners and losers from NBA’s stunning free agency
7/1: OKC gambles on Paul George and wins a trade

June
6/30: Tanking, cap room, and Gordon Hayward: All the biggest questions in another wild NBA offseason
6/30: Who’s running the Milwaukee Bucks? That’s a good question
6/28: CP3-Harden Rockets coming for Warriors juggernaut
6/23: What was behind the Butler trade, and what each team does now
6/17: Celtics talking trade with 76ers for No. 1 draft pick
6/13: How Warriors took back the crown, and how NBA rivals can compete
6/12: Why the Cavs are still in the Finals, and what to watch in Game 5
6/8: One year later, Draymond Green has no regrets
6/6: How LeBron, Cavs can sharpen attack versus Warriors’ dazzling D

May
5/31: What to watch in Cavs-Warriors, a Finals trilogy with all-time stakes
5/30: Tristan Thompson is an enormous ‘problem’ for Cavs opponents
5/23: How LeBron and Kyrie orchestrate the NBA’s scariest play
5/19: Sources: Brandon Austin, who faced sexual assault allegations, can try out for teams
5/12: Seven insights from Spurs-Rockets after the Game 6 wipeout
5/12: Big things (and little things) to watch as Wiz and Celts fight on
5/7: It’s time for the Raptors to decide what kind of team they want to be
5/3: How the Spurs can counter the Rockets’ Game 1 domination
5/1: Six big questions for the Spurs-Rockets heavyweight clash

April
4/26: Boston has a sneaky trick hiding Isaiah Thomas from Jimmy Butler
4/25: Big questions to decide who advances in West playoffs
4/13: NBA awards, Pt. 2: All-NBA, All-Defense and All-Rookie teams
4/13: NBA awards, Part 1: MVP, ROY, COY, DPOY, Sixth Man, MIP
4/11: Inside the logo: Wolves’ new look represents franchise ready to win
4/7: Ten things I like and don’t like, including a rejuvenated Rondo
4/5: NBA watching The Basketball Tournament’s innovative approach to crunch time

March
3/31: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Harden’s runway moves
3/29: The 2017 Marc Gasol All-Stars, featuring the true heir to the throne
3/27: West Coast process? Kings get OK to talk to Sam Hinkie, sources say
3/24: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Whiteside’s trick bag
3/21: Paul George and the Pacers are hurtling toward a wild summer
3/17: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Kyrie’s bank artistry
3/10: Ten things I like and don’t like, including high-stakes OKC plays
3/7: The Luke Walton All-Stars, straight from a penthouse on Waiters Island
3/3: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the vulnerable Warriors

February
2/23: Why the Celtics stood pat at the trade deadline
2/20: Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline
2/17: Ten things I like and don’t like, including The Beard’s TD passes
2/15: Would a big move at the trade deadline get the Pistons unstuck?
2/10: Ten (12) things I like and don’t like, including the streaking Miami Heat
2/9: NBA, Take-Two Interactive Software partnering on NBA 2K esports league
2/2: Has Eric Bledsoe played his way into or out of the Suns’ future?

January
1/27: Ten things I like and don’t like, including LeBron’s perfect pass
1/25: Zach Lowe’s 2017 NBA All-Star starters and reserves
1/20: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the joys of Ricky Rubio
1/18: Anthony Davis and the Pelicans need to figure it out, and fast
1/13: Ten things I like and don’t like, including the art of C.J. McCollum
1/6: Ten things I like and don’t like, including LeBron-Kyrie magic
1/5: Is the NBA scoring explosion too hot or just right?
1/3: Q&A: Nikola Jokic on playoff race, tattoos, his meat stash and more

2016

December
12/30: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Chicago’s return to Earth
12/23: Ten things I like and don’t like, including 3s that don’t add up
12/22: Lakers’ dilemma: Search for a superstar or keep it together?
12/16: Ten things I like and don’t like, including a shoot-first Marc Gasol
12/14: How do Gordon Hayward and the Jazz go from good to great?
12/9: Ten things I like and don’t like, including a Love revival
12/9: Q&A: Earl Watson on his Suns, ignoring John Wooden and more
12/5: It’s now or never for CP3, Blake and the Clippers
12/1: Ten things I like and don’t like, including a Westbrook con

November
11/23: Damian Lillard and the Blazers deal with being in win-now mode
11/17: With Durant gone, Thunder remodel around Westbrook and young core
11/16: Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago
11/9: How far can James Harden’s Rockets go?
11/3: Ten things I like and don’t like after Week 1 of NBA, including Kristaps Porzingis, the Magic’s spacing, and the Rocket court design

October
10/26: Sources: Dennis Schroder, Hawks agree to 4-year, $70M extension
10/26: NBA’s most intriguing players to watch this season, including Clint Capela, Myles Turner, and Jabari Parker
10/21: Zach Lowe’s annual tiers of the NBA, from the kings of the league, to the Kings
10/12: Zach Lowe’s crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season
10/6: The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 2
10/6: The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 1

September
9/30: Now it’s the Russ Show, and the whole NBA will be watching

August
8/11: Welcome to Manu’s basketball familia
8/3: The Blazers’ Oregon Trail to contention

July
7/25: The Magic hit reset (again)
7/12: Free-agency winners and losers
7/6: Horford’s out, Dwight’s in: What exactly did the Atlanta Hawks do?
7/4: Shooting for the stars: Durant signs with the Warriors

June
6/30: The Mavericks and Knicks exemplify the delicate balance of NBA team building
6/29: Five things to watch for in the NBA free-agency Thunderdome
6/28: Hidden gems: In search of the next DeMarre Carroll
6/23: Beware of the early verdict in the Ibaka-Oladipo trade
6/20: Cavs fans share images of celebration in Cleveland
6/20: Cavaliers slog through doubt and come out the other side with a title
6/18: The legacy of Game 7
6/12: The Warriors are more than a bunch of jump-shooters
6/10: Kevin Love can still be a weapon in the Finals … off the bench
6/8: Cleveland needs to come to its own defense
6/7: Klay Thompson dares you to underestimate him
6/2: The Rematch: An NBA Finals preview

May
5/24: A win from the Finals, it’s prime time in Oklahoma City
5/23: The defense rests in Cleveland
5/19: Farewell to a Spurs legend, the Coyote
5/17: Tales from the closed-off drawing room at the NBA draft lottery
5/16: Breaking down the Thunder’s winning formula
5/15: Q&A: Doc Rivers on the Clippers, being Glenn and more
5/13: Q&A: Stan Van Gundy plots to fix Andre Drummond’s ailing line score
5/8: The Kings made the right call with Dave Joerger
5/8: Steven Adams proves why he’s a core member of the Thunder
5/4: Debating the Hack-a-Shaq Issue
5/4: Did Vogel get a fair shake with the Pacers?

April
4/28: A conference semifinal showdown: Thunder-Spurs
4/24: Can Scott Brooks solve the Wizards’ identity problem?
4/19: The Celtics’ synergy can’t handle losing Avery Bradley
4/17: All eyes are on the Raptors after losing Game 1 at home
4/15: NBA will track ‘hustle stats’ during playoffs for first time
4/14: NBA awards ballot, Part 2: All-NBA teams and more honors
4/12: NBA awards ballot, Part 1: More wins for the Warriors
4/7: The New Jersey Swamp Dragons? It almost happened

March
3/28: The Cavs have two months to prove that they can win
3/21: Atlanta’s magic trick
3/17: The Phoenix Suns seem to have their shooting guard of the future in Devin Booker
3/7: The 2016 Marc Gasol All-Stars

February
2/29: The mystery of Ricky Rubio
2/29: Chemistry and commitment have the Blazers ahead of schedule
2/22: Should the Warriors chase Kevin Durant in free agency?
2/15: The NBA trade deadline could be full of big names and cap questions
2/15: The Pistons definitely get a high grade for the Tobias Harris deal
2/8: The fifth annual Luke Walton All-Stars
2/2: Q&A: Steph Curry on the evolution of the Warriors
2/1: Don’t count out the Thunder in the West

January
1/31: Maybe the Clippers should trade Blake Griffin
1/25: Utah’s long journey to relevance
1/22: Danny Ainge is the king … of Chipotle
1/18: Who deserves to represent their conference at the NBA All-Star Game?
1/14: Milwaukee has taken a step back in hoped of taking two steps forward
1/11: Toronto has spent the money and drafted young talent, so what’s next?
1/7: Q&A: Elfrid Payton on his rapid rise and quality hair tips
1/4: Transition defense has left offensive rebounds on the cutting room floor

2015

December
12/27: Sorting through the drama in Phoenix
12/21: The Bulls are trying struggling to figure out who they are
12/14: The forever-changing, still-winning Mavericks
12/10: Q&A: Marc Gasol on his career and weird state of the Grizzlies
12/10: Sam Hinkie stands by his past as Philly looks to jump start its future
12/7: Running around the league as the NBA hits the quarter mark
12/3: How much patience will Sixer fans and the NBA have for ‘The Process’?

November
11/30: After a lost decade or so, the Knicks find themselves on the right path
11/23: Is the small-ball dominance of Golden State a blip or a trend?
11/19: Kemba Walker Q&A: On a new offense, dunking, dancing and Big Al’s jeans
11/16: The long, hard road to redemption plan in Minnesota is starting to make sense

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