The Athletic has appeared as a front-runner to sign Zach Lowe for their NBA coverage, according to Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead.

Lowe, a soon-to-be free agent, has not re-signed with ESPN.

The Athletic has made Lowe a "substantial offer" to move companies, according to The Big Lead.

The Athletic recently announced that they have 600,000 subscribers, with a goal of reaching 1 million subscribers by the end of this year.