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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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With the NBA playoffs in full swing, Andy and Dan discuss what they've seen so far from the Cavs-Pacers, Jazz-Thunder, Blazers-Pelicans and Bucks-Celtics matchups. They also talk about the latest in Kawhi Leonard dramatics; the... more

Take a break from the utter madness that is the NBA playoffs and check out Hardwood Knocks' future power rankings for every lottery squad. In the first of two installments, Andy and Dan anatomize the big-picture outlooks for the first 11... more

Andy and Dan break down what will happen in the aftermath of the Knicks firing Jeff Hornacek and the Magic canning Frank Vogel. They then rank which of the current head-coaching vacancies around the league are most appealing... more

ALL-NBA PICKS ARE IN! Andy and Dan wrap up their year-end award series by picking all 15 All-NBA spots. Don't bother throwing hate at us. We already hate our ourselves. Many of these selections were excruciatingly difficult,... more

Andy and Dan submit their officially official, irreversibly irreversible picks for all seven of the NBA's year-end awards: Coach of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year, Defensive... more

Another NBA regular season is grinding to a close, which means it's time to start addressing end-of-the-year honors. First up for Hardwood Knocks: All-Rookie First and Second Team picks. After that, it's on to All-Defense First and... more

MAIL TIME! In the latest listener-driven episode, Andy and Dan get equally topical, hot takey, analytical, historical, obscure and, most critically, all kinds of impassioned. They tackle questions that take you down all kinds of rabbit... more

Dan and Andy deliver Part 2 of their top-25 lineup series with Nos. 10 through 1. Did your favorite team's favorite lineup make the cut? But first: The Sixers announced Joel Embiid will be out indefinitely after entering the NBA's... more

Ever wonder which NBA teams are deploying the best lineups this season? Think you know which five-man units are the cream of the Association's crop? Are you just interested in the data that goes in to determining this year's best... more

MAIIIIIIIL TIME! You asked. Andy and Dan answered. This week's mailbag covers LeBron James' greatness at Age 33; Kyrie Irving's potentially season-ending knee injury; persisting awkwardness between Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs;... more