The Crossover: NBA midseason check-in with Zach Lowe

The Crossover: NBA midseason check-in with Zach Lowe

The Crossover welcomes ESPN’s Zach Lowe to discuss trends at the NBA’s math midpoint, including the sudden explosion of high-scoring single games capped by Donovan Mitchell’s 71-point outing. They also reflect on what went wrong in the preseason, discuss the merits of a Lakers trade and ponder the merits of a midseason tournament. Plus: If you could go back in time and save one team from its worst offseason blunder, what would it be?

The following transcript is an extract from The crossover NBA podcast. Listen to the full episode podcast players everywhere or on SI.com.

Beck: I mentioned that we are at the mathematical midpoint. Just kind of looking back…we do all our stupid pre-predictions and forecasts and rankings and stuff. And I looked back at some of mine. I think the one that made me cringe the most was that I had Rudy Gobert as Defensive Player of the Year before the season. Um, probably not going to happen.

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