Zach Lowe picks Victor Oladipo as ROY

“Oladipo is a bulldog with long arms, and he has predictably fared better on defense. Real plus/minus paints him as a positive on that end, he can check multiple positions, and he has generated steals without gambling irresponsibly. The Magic have allowed six fewer points per 100 possessions when Oladipo plays. Those numbers are noisy, but it’s tough to find much evidence Oladipo...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Pacers need an exorcist after blowout to Hawks

Just when you thought the team was taking a step in the right direction, and then THIS. A 107-88 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at home, an embarrassing defeat where the lead ballooned to 30+ — in the first half, the lowest scoring half in franchise history (23 points!!!). A game where the supposedly best defense in the NBA (they’re actually second in points allowed now, behind the...
Via Pacers Pulse
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Will Redesign Mascot Head To Be Less Scary

Well it was fun while it lasted. It seems like the New Orleans Pelicans will be redesigning Pierre the Pelican’s head so it’s less scary. At first this seems like a joke, but its not. Check out the tweets from Grantland’s Zach Lowe: Real mascot news: Hearing Pellies are re-designing Pierre’s head to make him “less scary,” hopefully by All-Star weekend in New Orleans....
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre The Pelican Is Getting A Makeover To Become Less Scary

Grantland’s Zach Lowe is reporting that the New Orleans Pelicans have finally admitted to designing the world’s scariest mascot, and thus will be giving Pierre the Pelican a makeover to turn him into something far less scary. The new Pierre will hopefully be ready in time for All-Star Weekend in the Big Easy, which, for small children attending games, can’t come soon enough...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans Redesigning Mascot To Make Him Look Less Scary

According to Zach Lowe of, the New Orleans Pelicans are redesigning mascot Pierre The Pelican’s head to make less scary. Pierre has become a hit among internet memes because of his terrifying face, get ready for a laugh and take a look at some of our favorites below. Real mascot news: Hearing Pellies are re-designing Pierre’s head to make him “less scary,” hopefully...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans Are Redesigning Their Mascot, Pierre The Pelican, To Make Him Look Less Terrifying

The day before this past Halloween, the New Orleans Pelicans introduced their new mascot, Pierre, and he may have been the most terrifying mascot ever seen: Introducing your new mascot Pierre the Pelican! — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 31, 2013 Pretty much the whole world asked itself “Who could possibly have signed off on that thing...
Via College Spun
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Lowe Leaving SI For Grantland

Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated will join Grantland on October 1st.
Via RealGM
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Zach Lowe: X-Mas Special: NBA Opening Day primer

The NBA returns with a star-studded Christmas Day set. From Celtics-Knicks to Clippers-Warriors, Zach Lowe looks at one thing to watch for each team in the five opening day matchups.
Via Sports Illustrated
December 24, 2011  |  Discuss

Zach Lowe: Breaking down the 2011-12 contenders

Who are the title favorites this season? The wild cards? The teams with no chance whatsoever? Zach Lowe ranks all 30 teams based on their contendership as Opening Day nears.
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

LOWE: Tracking lastest NBA trade, free agency rumors

The NBA officially resumes business on Friday, though it does so amid unprecedented chaos. Zach Lowe is tracking all the latest news as the free agency and trade rumors fly.
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss

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