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Hardwood Knocks

Hardwood Knocks


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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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Lineups, lineups, lineups...and more! Hardwood Knocks wraps up its ranking of the NBA's top 25 lineups this season by discussing and breaking down the final 10 lineups. Andy and Dan also cannonball into some off-the-rails analysis of... more

Hardwood Knocks' lineup rankings are back, baby! With the NBA's 2018-19 regular season drawing to a close, Andy and Dan discuss the best five-man combinations of the year. These rankings were determined objectively and are,... more

In the latest Hardwood Knocks, Dan & Andy host a listener mailbag. The topics discussed include the top five current NBA players, the best passing big man of all time, and what the Grizzlies decide to do with Mike Conley.

Who are the most underappreciated players in the NBA this season? Hardwood Knocks has you covered. Andy and Dan build their All-NBA-style squads for this year's most underrated performers. Two backcourt candidates. Three frontcourt... more

Hardwood Knocks' latest jaunt around the NBA includes assessing the Warriors' vulnerability; discussing Nikola Jokic's MVP case; forecasting Donovan Mitchell's ceiling; picking this year's All-NBA centers; kicking around some... more

Lakers talk anyone? Hardwood Knocks analyzes their disappointing 2018-19 season from every angle, including head coach Luke Walton's future, the health of the kiddies, the status of their best Anthony Davis trade package and their... more

Report Card SZN rolls onward at Hardwood Knocks! Andy and Dan drop their quarterly grades for the Western Conference. As part of that evaluation, they also tackle and talk about the biggest question each squad faces for the closing... more

It's Report Card SZN again! With the NBA season more than 75 percent of the way gone, Andy and Dan drop their quarterly grades for every Eastern Conference team while highlighting the biggest question they have for each one... more

The latest Hardwood Knicks mailbag includes all sorts of goodies. Dan and Andy discuss Kyrie Irving’s view of the media; Zion Williamson’s trade value; Mitchell Robinson’s ceiling and whether he could be the next Rudy Gobert; James... more

MAIL TIME! In their latest mailbag, Andy and Dan cover everything from the Eastern Conference arms and the MVP ladder, to the Grizzlies' rebuild and the Kings' playoff chances—along with so much more! As always, please subscribe... more