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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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The NBA's Feb. 8 trade deadline is bearing down upon us like a bat out of hell, and Hardwood Knocks has some thoughtz and feelz about it. Dan is joined by NBA Math's own Adam Spinella (@Spinella14) to provide a quick recap and... more

Blake Griffin is now a member of the Detroit Pistons. Yes, you read that correctly. Mere months after signing a five-year max deal to remain with the Clippers, the oft-injured All-Star was flipped to Motor City on Monday, along with Willie Reed... more

Now that the NBA's All-Star draft is in the rear view, the league is fully immersed in the upcoming trade deadline. Teams have until Feb. 8 to make significant improvements or hold full-scale fire sales, and the Association's rumor mill is... more

Will the latest reports emanating from the Cavaliers' leaky locker room lead to a massive roster overhaul at the trade deadline? George Hill rumors are everywhere, but might Cleveland consider moving Kevin Love or try getting in on... more

With ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reporting the Hornets have put Kemba Walker on the chopping block, Andy and Dan suss out potential landing spots and trade packages. Should the Knicks make a play for him? What about the... more

On the latest episode of Hardwood Knocks, Dan is joined by NBA Math's Tony East (@TEastNBA) to talk about the best picks for each of the NBA's year-end awards: Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Defensive Player of the... more

Hello again, Hardwood Knocksers! Andy and Dan are rolling on with their midyear NBA report cards. The Western Conference has already been hammered out, and you can check that out here. That means it's time for the Eastern Conference,... more

Welcome back, Hardwood Knocksers! Most of the NBA's teams have officially crossed the halfway threshold of their schedule, which can mean only one thing: Andy and Dan need to hand out midseason report cards. We start in... more

It's time for another Hardwood Knocks Mailbag! On today's show, Andy dives headfirst into a monster mailbag, featuring questions about Kevin Love, the Timberwolves, DeMar DeRozan, Rookie of the Year, Ben Simmons, JJ Barea's... more

Happy holidays, Hardwood Knocksers! Now, let's get busy. In the latest episode, Andy and Dan go around the NBA after diving head first into an extensive listener-driven mailbag. Our journey takes use from the surging Chicago Bulls... more