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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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On the heels of a hyperactive trade deadline, Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) joins Hardwood Knocks discuss all the long-term and short-term ramifications of what just happened. As always, please subscribe to and rate... more

In the fourth and final installment of Hardwood Knocks' trade-deadline primer, Andy and Dan rap about the latest Lakers-Anthony Davis drama before diving into a complete preview for the Western Conference's projected playoff... more

To kick off Part 2 of their four-part trade-deadline preview, Andy and Dan react to the Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks. After that, it's hypothetical trades galore, as they break down what to expect from the seven projected... more

In Part 1 of their four-part trade-deadline preview, Andy and Dan break down what to expect from the seven projected Eastern Conference lottery teams: the Pistons, Wizards, Magic, Hawks, Bulls, Cavaliers and Knicks. With salary-cap outlooks,... more

With Anthony Davis informing the Pelicans he won't re-sign with them, Andy and Dan explore a bunch of potential trade packages and landing spots. They also discuss the Pelicans' next move, trades for New Orleans' other players, which... more

Andy and Dan assess the Pacers' outlook following Victor Oladipo's season-ending injury and hand out in-depth midseason report cards for the Heat, Bucks, Knicks, Magic, 76ers, Raptors and Wizards. And after that, they talk... more

Report Card #SZN continues at Hardwood Knocks, with Andy and Dan delivering their midseason grades for the first half of the Eastern Conference—the Hawks, Nets, Celtics, Hornets, Bulls, Cavaliers, Pistons and Pacers. After that, they... more

It's NBA Report Card #SZN again! With the Association past the halfway point of the 2018-19 campaign, Dan and Andy hand out grades for every Western Conference team: Mavericks, Nuggets, Warriors, Rockets, Clippers, Lakers,... more

Andy and Dan bounce around the NBA to talk about the Timberwolves firing Tom Thibodeau; Jimmy Butler's second tour de force and his future in Philly; the Grizzlies trying to trade Chandler Parsons; James Harden's budding MVP case;... more

MAIL TIME! In the latest Hardwood Knocks mailbag, Andy and Dan discuss Nikola Jokic's MVP case; overall MVP rankings; trade-deadline targets for the Jazz; Dennis Smith Jr. rumors; the future of Nikola Vucevic in Orlando; Eric... more