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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 Toronto Raptors are working off one of the NBA's most divisive offseasons. Poll a swath of hoops heads about their summer, and you'll get answers varying from "They got worse," to "They're fine," to "They'll be better." So what's... more

The biggest story of the Indiana Pacers' 2017 offseason was who they lost. Sure, Paul George is gone, but there's still plenty to like from this Myles Turner/Victor Oladipo-led basketball team. Grant Afseth (@GrantAfseth on Twitter), editor of... more

David Fizdale ushered in a new era of Memphis Grizzlies basketball last season, ditching the Grit n Grind culture that became synonymous with the team in favor of a more modern offense. The changes did wonders for Mike Conley.... more

No team in the NBA is built to go punch for punch with the Golden State Warriors. Not the Cleveland Cavaliers, not the Houston Rockets, not the Oklahoma City Thunder. The reigning champs remain in a league of their own, perfectly... more

Okay, this might shock some people, but...the Atlanta Hawks are rebuilding. Is everyone okay? Lightning didn't strike anyone down because we used "Hawks" and "rebuilding" in the same sentence? A wild hyena didn't bore down upon... more

BREAKING: Hardwood Knocks is turning 100 (episodes old). You obviously care about this, so we're celebrating the only way we can fathom how: riffing and rapping and jabbering about the 2017-18 Minnesota Timberwolves with The... more

THROWBACK ALERT. Former co-host of Hardwood Knocks-turned-founder of NBA Math Adam Fromal (@fromal09) reunited with Dan Favale to discuss the Denver Nuggets—the toast of the up-and-comer discussion. You can't... more

More than a half-decade has come and gone since the Orlando Magic last made the playoffs. And, well, they're not about to reverse course anytime soon. Led by a new front office regime following the exit of general manager Rob... more

Let's pour one out for the Sacramento Kings' annual failed pursuit of a playoff berth they had no business pursuing in the first place, shall we? In furtherance of the post-DeMarcus Cousins era, the Kings spent the offseason neither... more

The Chicago Bulls are firing up the tank. Or rather, they've been firing up the tank. The Bulls leaned hard into the rebuild they've spent the past few years evading by trading Jimmy Butler, cutting ties with Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo and... more