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Hardwood Knocks is an NBA Math podcast where Bleacher Report columnist Andy Bailey and NBA Math deputy editor Dan Favale analyze the ins, outs, ups, downs—heck, even diagonals—of the NBA.

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Seventeen NBA teams. Seventeen bad, to weird, to uncertain starts. Seventeen head coaches. Sixty minutes. An unknown number of jobs in jeopardy. In the latest episode of Hardwood Knocks, Andy and Dan look at all 15 teams with... more

To borrow a phrase from the legendary Blue's Clues: MAIL TIME. In this week's Hardwood Knocks mailbag, you, our loyal listeners, give us plenty of material with which to work. Your questions were fantastic, and they allowed us to tackle... more

This one's for the Luka Doncic fans. And the Michael Porter Jr. enthusiasts. And the DeAndre Ayton lovers. And the Marvin Bagley III apologists. "Tanking" is an uncomfortable word for NBA teams—unless, of course, they're already... more

History is about to be made. No, the Golden State Warriors aren't going to win 74 games. But you're knocking on the door of the next best thing: Hardwood Knocks' first-ever mailbag! To start things off, we take you around the NBA with some... more

Eric Bledsoe is finally on the move. As first reported by ESPN.com's Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski, the Phoenix Suns traded the exiled point guard to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday in exchange for Greg Monroe's expiring deal, a... more

If only every absurdly hot start to the 2017-18 NBA season could last forever. Sadly, though, life on the hardwood doesn't work like that. Some blistering beginnings are for real. Others? Not so much. They're protracted... more

Certain NBA players and teams always fall short of expectations to start the regular season. But a few select cases are more dire than others. Take the Cleveland Cavaliers. They're sporting a bottom-five defense, lackluster offense,... more

Finally, at long last, following an offseason in which nothing happened, the NBA is giving us something to talk about. (Wink, wink.) For realsies, though: Now that the 2017-18 NBA season is more than a week old, it feels like a good time to draw... more

Carmelo Anthony is gone, which means the New Yorks are...doing what exactly? We're not quite sure. In order to find the answer, or something resembling an answer, we turn to James Marceda (@NBAInjuryR3port), the host of the Locked... more

The San Antonio Spurs are no longer the default option to finish with the second-best record in the Western Conference. That honor now belongs to the Houston Rockets or the Oklahoma City Thunder. After a puzzling offseason,... more